I thought the Garden of the Gods to be just okay. They were just rock formations, and the vistas weren't all that great. I felt like I wasted time there that I could have spent at Pikes Peak (which I ended up not having enough time to do). The roads are also very confusing and if you miss a parking lot where you thought a good picture would be taken, too bad. You'll have to drive on that particular one-way road again. It's just confusing and not worth the time to figure out.