Garden of the Gods
Colorado is home to drastic landscapes, charming mountain towns, craft breweries, and ski resorts. Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is a stunning public park designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1917.
Garden of the Gods is park filled with red rock formations. They were created 300 million years ago due to geographic trouble. The sedimentary rocks are made up white sandstone, limestone and conglomerates. The park covers 1,367 acres and is free for all to visit!
The park offers fifteen miles of hiking trails, all varying in difficulty. The most popular path is the
Perkins Central Garden Trail. It is a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) paved accessible trail. This trail will take you up close to the incredible red rock formations, and provide you with many different perspectives.
Garden of the Gods is popular among rock climbers, but permits are required and the park does ask that only experienced climbers climb the rock formations. At the end of your visit, stop by the Visitor and Nature Center where you can learn more about the park with its educational exhibits and short film.