18 Oct Garden of Gods:
Colorado Springs, CO
The Garden of Gods, a National Natural Landmark, with its 300 foot sandstone rock formations, is the most visited site in the Colorado Springs area. The entrance to both the garden and the Visitor’s Center is free and there are pathways that lead through the Garden of Gods to the rock formations. It is possible to drive through the park for someone that has difficulty walking. Driving through does not always afford the same close up experience.
Many of the more major rocks and formations have names. Some of the more popular ones are the Kissing Camels, Siamese Twins and Balanced Rock. We especially enjoyed Balanced Rock. There are a few parking spots there so we drove over there. Balanced Rock has potential for great pictures. The nice thing is that it is not forbidden to touch or climb on the rocks.
There are not a lot of parking spots in the park but plenty of free parking available at the Visitor’s Center across the street. The Visitor’s Center hosts a free museum with lots of information and hands on exhibits. Spectacular views of the Garden of Gods with Pikes Peak Mountain in the background can be seen from the second floor balcony of the Visitor’s Center.
Posted: October 17, 2020
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Garden of Gods Visitors Center Address:
1805 N 30th Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
5:00 am – 9:00 pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Hours:
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Winter Months
8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Summer (Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend)
Both the Park and Visitor & Nature Center are FREE and open to the public.