Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs: Hours, Address, Garden of the Gods Reviews: 5/5

Garden of the Gods
5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Located at the base of Pikes Peak, this National Natural Landmark and popular park features stunning geological formations, rock climbing, nature trails and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Tony B
Manhattan, KS190 contributions
Like a National Park
Jul 2021
This was on our 12 year old daughter's list of places to visit. She (and we) loved it! Great scenery. Easily accessible to drive and walk almost anywhere you would like. We love this area.
Written July 27, 2021
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VanEsq12
Dallas, TX2,315 contributions
Best FREE activity in Colorado!! GORGEOUS!
Jul 2021 • Friends
Talk about a place where I am NEVER disappointed!! This free attraction has some of the most incredible rock formations of anywhere in the state. There is something for everyone: casual hikers, more serious rock climbers, and people who enjoy fresh air and photography. Sites can be seen by walking, or by driving a "loop" that has frequent pull-offs for small hikes and photographs. The later in the day you visit, the more beautiful the changing shades of the rocks. This is an absolute must-do activity! HINT: We booked the first available Pike's Peak Cog Tram tour. Ate a picnic afterwards, and still had time for 3-4 hours here. Both attractions are within 10 miles of each other, so they are easy to combine.
Written July 26, 2021
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Karen S
Denver63 contributions
Day Trip
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful scenery. Very crowded on a Wednesday afternoon and hard to find parking to walk the paths in the park.
Visitors center was informative.
Written July 26, 2021
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devinh513
183 contributions
Beautiful and easily accessible
Jul 2021
Wonderful spot just a few minutes drive from the interstate or downtown Colorado Springs. Drive though or hike around, it’s well worth your time.
Written July 26, 2021
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TravelingT4
West Bloomfield, MI87 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021
Don’t miss this natural wonder. Wear good hiking shoes. Bring water. Arrive early-it’s busy. Plan on spending at least half the day here.
Written July 26, 2021
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awesterndialogue
The Cincinnati Region20 contributions
Beautiful Views and Easy Hikes--If You Don't Mind Lots of People
Jul 2021
The scenery was beautiful, the paths were very easy to navigate, and the opportunities for getting better vistas was endless. It was, though, very busy--there were a lot of people there, and there wasn't a moment on the grounds when we were 'alone'. I recommend taking the shuttle to the main grounds--it's free, and it comes by every ten minutes; it is particularly nice on a hot, sunny day (like we had). Otherwise, overall, it is worth the many views.
Written July 25, 2021
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Worldlycouple
Tampa, FL212 contributions
Worth the drive!
Jul 2021
Garden of the God's is a naturally beautiful scenic place. We took a tour and drove through, but you can easily make a day of it and stop and hike. This is a city owned park, and it is really nicely maintained. Rich history and worth the visit.
Written July 25, 2021
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Elms4
Champlin, MN91 contributions
Go early!
Jul 2021
As with all of the places in Colorado Springs, go early to get a good parking space and a more relaxing hike through the Garden of the Gods. We went an hour before the visitor center opened and had no problem finding a space, we hiked for an hour or two and then headed to the visitor's center. Loved hiking with less people on the trails, rock formations were fun to see, very easy hike. Only thing with going early is that by the time we got to the visitor's center, most of the reservations for the trolley or jeep tour were filled and we would have had to wait till the afternoon if we wanted to go one a tour.
Written July 25, 2021
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783sherrif
Broken Arrow, OK156 contributions
Gorgeous Day
Jul 2021 • Friends
The scenery was amazing. We hiked multiple different paths and climbed rocks from every direction. Would not recommend a weekend if you have another choice. The park was extremely crowded.
The trolley ride with Santa Fe was great and highly recommend so you have an overview of the park before taking off on foot.
Written July 25, 2021
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Peter K
Hurricane, UT607 contributions
Beautiful rock formations and color
Jul 2021
We hiked here on 7/22/21 and did the Palmer, Buckskin-Charlie, Niobrara, and Bretag Trail Loop along with part of the Siamese twin trail. It was a total of 5.5 miles and a beautiful hike. We got to the park (Palmer TH parking lot) at 8:30 am and it was 3/4 full, so get to the park early if you want a good parking spot.
We followed the Palmer to the Siamese twins and then searched for the Buckskin trail (which appears to merge with the Scotsman for a while). We thought the Siamese Twins, Niobrara and the trail that connected the Niobrara to the Bretag trail had the best views. We found the Palmer, Niobrara, and parts of the Buckskin pretty deserted (note they are all unpaved trails and rocky in spots).
We finished around 1 pm and there was a huge line to get into the park and no parking at the Palmer TH.
We stopped at the VC which has a great view of the park but at 2 pm it was wall to wall people and overflow parking.
The park, VC and parking are free.
Written July 25, 2021
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