Friday, August 27, 2010

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs


This is a beautiful park owned by the city of Colorado Springs. It was donated by the original owner’s family and he wanted it to always remain free to the public. It is an area of red and white rock formations jutting up from the ground. There are miles of trails, but unfortunately only a couple miles of paved trails in the central part of the park that are off limits to horses. We had to be very careful where we stepped on the dirt trails, which sort of spoiled it for us. Jim actually called the visitor center from a trail to see if there were any horse-free trails, so we cut our hike short and went over to the paved trails. There were more people there, but at least it smelled good and we didn’t have to watch our step!

This is the Siamese Twins. All the rocks have names but this is the only one I remember.


Some of the others.

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And of course where there are huge rocks there are climbers.


It was a great place to walk around for a couple hours, and the price was right. As we were heading to the car we saw several people taking pictures and looking through binoculars. There were a couple big horn sheep way up on top of a mountain. Would have liked to seen them closer up, but at least we saw some wildlife.



  1. We were there many years ago with Mike's mom and dad. It was one of our favorite spots. We can't wait to see it again down the road. :-)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. Looks like a really cool place, too bad about the horse stuff, especially if it's that bad.