South Central Colorado Sights

Garden of the Gods

  • 1805 N. 30th St. Map It
  • Colorado Springs
  • Geological Site
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Rock, Garden of the Gods National Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

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  • Garden of the gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's 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 or get an up-close look at the rocks with a guided climbing expedition booked at the visitor center. 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 interactive, hands-on displays, as well as a café. It's a short, paved hike into the park from the parking lot.

Sight Information

Address:

Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., at Gateway Rd., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80904, USA

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Phone:

719-634–6666

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • May–Oct., daily 5 am–11 pm; Nov.–Apr., daily 5 am–9 pm

Published 11/18/2015

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