National Parks / Natural World
Garden Of The Gods Colorado Springs
Where is it at?
Garden Of The Gods
1805 N. 30th Street at Gateway Road
Where are we going today?
How does spending the day out in the incredibly pretty Colorado nature sound? What if we told you that you could go hiking...or biking...or rock climbing...or horseback riding!? Sound fun?
Garden Of The Gods National Park is a great way to not only see the nature, but learn about it. You will be surrounded by HUGE sandstone formations (they are pretty cool and impressive!) and the snow-capped Pikes Peak in the background.
A trip to the Visitor & Nature Center will tell you everything you need to know on the rocks, and the area. Ever wondered how these incredible rocks got there in the first place? Well, here you can! There is a great cafe where you can enjoy your lunch with probably the coolest views you will get in the area, and interactive and informative exhibits to enjoy and learn from. You will learn everything you need to know about the history, geology and ecology of the land.
They hold really cool events throughout the year, so keep an eye out for them! There is Bighorn Sheep Day every February where you can celebrate their cute state animal, Earth Day where kids can enjoy craft activities and live animal performances, and for those runners - some marathons! Keep an eye out for any new events they post because you won't want to miss your favorites!
Don't forget about all those fun activities you can do whilst in the park. A beautiful way to get active and into nature!
When can we go?
Park Hours: 5am - 11pm (May 1 - Oct 31), 5am - 9pm (Nov 1 - Apr 30). Garden Of The Gods Visitor Ce
All year round
There are great field trip options to choose from for K-6. If you want options for 7-9, give them a call to discuss. .
There is a great cafe in the garden where you can dine outside on the terrace with spectacular views. Unfortunately if you want to bring your own food you can't sit near the cafe. There is, however, two uncovered picnic areas at Scotman and South Spring Canyon where you are more than welcome to eat your own lunch. You can bring a propane grill, but no alcohol. .
Doing our bit
The Garden of the Gods foundation improves the Garden of the Gods park - they want to preserve and maintain this beautiful park of nature, and raise money via donations to do so. This way lots of kids in the future can enjoy it too!.
Can I get one of those?
Well if you have a gift shop that was voted "Best In Colorado Springs" you should be okay! Here you can buy beautiful American Indian pottery and jewelry, books, postcards, toys, gifts...and delicious home made fudge!.
What people are saying?
by Brandon K
Very nice place to get out to. Many different kinds of things to see, places to walk and hike. People dont trash it up, still nice, clean and fun. Enjoy the view of Pikes peak :)
by Wayne Burton
Hey Hallie Tripplette....Maybe you should have locked your personals up in the trunk of your car, instead of leaving them exposed. Lord knows it is the Garden Of the Gods fault your to stupid to take the right precautions. That's the problem in this world today nobody wants to be responsible or be held accountable for their own stupid actions. Must be a liberal and voted for Obama. Who knew that this type of stuff doesn't happen in the big city. MORON!!!
This is a beautiful park.....And one of the last free entry parks in this nation.
by Herman Wiebe
This is one of the most beautiful and scenic places that I've seen since visiting Zion National Park in Utah and has many similar features. It's pretty spectacular especially because it's an anomaly in the middle of Colorado City. I would rate this as a must see if you're planning to go that direction.
by LeAllyson Meyer
My husband and I were at Garden of the Gods in June. We have trouble walking a long way, but the drive through the park with pull offs to park in different places was wonderful. We saw the different formations close up from the car. This is a public free park in Colorado Springs. My parents came here in 1948 on their honeymoon, and Mom often told me about it. It was so fun to experience it myself all these years later.
by Da- Digger
Mother nature at her best. It's free, it's mind blowing. I can't think of a single area that has the earth turned on it edge the way it is here. And to beat it all you can just drive the loop or get out and walk the paths. There's a video at the visitors center that's ought inspiring, & well worth the $4. Also from the visitors area you can get a good photo of Pikes Peak is the background.