Garden of the Gods Colorado

Planning a trip to Colorado? Colorado Springs is home to Garden of the Gods Park, a definite must see! The geological rock formations found here are not only impressive, there are also plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to partake in when visiting this free outdoor attraction.

Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado

Garden of the Gods Park has been registered as a national natural landmark since 1971. Scenic views include snowcapped mountains and sparkling blue skies. There are more than 1300 acres that make up the Garden of the Gods Park, which includes a total of 12 main hiking trails and 19 different rock formations. Visitors can choose to explore the park on their own by driving their car on specially designated roads, leisurely biking, mountain biking, hiking and walking.

Visitors can also choose to sign up for free 30 minute guided nature walks. A knowledgeable naturalist is ready to guide visitors through the Park every day, weather permitting. The naturalist will not only guide them through the Park, they will also educate them on some of the more popular topics brought up by people visiting this area – weather, nature, wildflowers, rattlesnakes, gold mining and more.

Visitor Center, Nature Center

There’s always something new and exciting going on at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center! Various themes and special series are continually being offered to visitors for educational reasons. Visitors can listen to special presentations, review interesting demonstrations, sign up for hikes led by top naturalists, and even listen to historians speak on a number of relevance subject matters.

Largest Trading Post in Colorado!

The Garden of the Gods Trading Post is the largest in Colorado and includes an art gallery, a gift store, a coffee shop and a café. The Balanced Rock Café offers visitors a variety of rustic food choices, including buffalo burgers. The Colorado City Creamery makes their own ice cream, making it a must stop for ice cream lovers.

Annual Events

The following is a list of annual event celebrations held in Garden of the Gods Park.

  • Earth Day
  • Bighorn Sheep Day
  • The Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run Marathon
  • The Grand Prix of Running Marathon
  • The Starlight Spectacular Bike Ride


Things to do Nearby

The following is a short list of some of the nearby things to do when visiting Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs.

  • Old Colorado City
  • Manitou Springs
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings
  • Space Foundation discovery Center
  • Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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