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Review of Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 17, 2017

You cannot describe this place to people, you have to show them. The big, honkin' red rock formations are stunning. Do not miss Balanced Rock, and make sure you take a picture of yourself pretending to hold it up. It is likely that you will see lots of bunnies hopping around and enormous buck deer striding casually along. Do not go with a real photo bug who will want to stop every 100 feet to take a picture unless you are one yourself.

The traffic on Garden of the Gods road is usually horrendous at all times of day, so you might want to take Hwy 24 to 30th street (better Google it; I'm not sure I have the right numbers) from Manitou Springs instead. Manitou Springs has great shopping.

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Beautiful landscapes with breathtaking vistas. I would say a must see when in Colorado springs!!! Not far from town, and if you dont have much time can do it in 25 min

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Reviewed January 17, 2017

One of the most beautiful and scenic parks in town, but tight parking for a large park, and lots of tourists make the visit one less star. Family and tourist park, well staffed, clean, safe, easy to locate on the side of the mountains. Free to visit, free to park. Porta potties available, visitors center nearby. Need better signs inside the park. Bicycle friendly. Frequent climbers are an entertaining sight, but frequent accidents and EMT visits, climbers must register. This is on the Western edge of town, at the end of Garden of the Gods Road. The inside of the park has a series of roads that circle the park.

Thank Terry M
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Took a driving tour of the Garden of the Gods and it is truly worth seeing. You feel you are in a land of the giants yet it is peaceful and inspiring. A must see while you are in C. Springs.

Thank Clive E
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Not to be missed. Great for hiking, NOT climbing. Great for Photos, even weddings! Learn history and buy sovieneers at a great visitors center.

Thank Marty P
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