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Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Review

These magnificent, eroded red-sandstone formations—from gnarled jutting spires to sensuously abstract monoliths—were sculpted more than 300 million years ago. Follow the road as it loops past such oddities as the Three Graces, the Siamese Twins, and the Kissing Camels. High Point, near the south entrance, provides camera hounds with the ultimate photo op: a formation known as Balanced Rock and jagged formations that frame Pikes Peak. The visitor center has maps of the trails and several geological, historical, and hands-on displays, as well as a café. It's a short, paved hike into the park from the parking lot.

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  • Address: Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., at Gateway Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80904 | Map It
  • Phone: 719/634–6666
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: May–Oct., daily 5 am–11 pm; Nov.–May, daily 5 am–9 pm.
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  • Location: Colorado Springs
Updated: 10-01-2013

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