This is a fantastic, free couple of hours. We were fortunate to have some unusually warm weather in November for a quick, but memorable walk through before going to the airport. It was beautiful! We have come to Colorado Springs from time to time over the last 20 years and we always try to take a walk through Garden of the Gods. If you've seen it from afar and think it might be boring just walking among the rocks, just try it once; you might be surprised and if you don't like it, at least you'll be close to some nice restaurants in Manitou Springs afterwards.