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!
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.
If you are traveling on the I-25, take Exit 146 (Garden Of The Gods Road) and head west for 2.5 miles. (If you're heading towards the mountains you are on the right track!). Then at 30th St turn left, and a little over a mile you will find the Visitor Center.
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.
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!
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