Colorado Hiking & Backpacking Trails
Garden of the Gods Recreation Area Hiking Trail
Four main hiking trails provide access to Garden of the Gods. Siamese Twins, Scotsman/Buckskin Charlie, Perkins Central Garden and Chambers/Bretag/Palmer Trails bring visitors to the awe inspiring natural rock formations discovered by M.S. Beach and Rufus Cable. The park is free and open from 5 AM - 11 PM during the summer and 9 AM - 5 PM in the winter.
The following landmarks/formations are a guide to some of the sights while visiting Garden of the Gods Recreation Area (refer to map for location):
- North Gateway Rock
- Kissing Camels
- South Gateway Rock
- White Rock
- Sentinel Rock
- Tower of Babel
- Gray Rock
- Cathedral Spires
- Three Graces
- Pulpit Rock
- Sleeping Giant
- Keyhole Window
- Siamese Twins
- Balanced Rock
- Steamboat Rock
There are many resources at the Visitor & Nature Center including the 12 minute movie, "How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?" explore the geologic history fo Garden of the Gods. If that's not enough, the park offers a 30 minute bus tour and hands on exhibits to better explain the parks existence.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
The largest gift shop, trading post and art gallery in Colorado is at the entrance to Garden of the Gods Park: jewelry, apparel, gifts, artwork, Peakview Wedding Center. Buffalo Burgers at Balanced Rock Cafe!
Romance and Attraction Packages. 2 CABINS with kitchens and a 5 bedroom LODGE B&B are in the Rocky Mountains at the base of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, in the small community of Cascade.
More Activities & Information
Colorado Springs Metro, Colorado includes: Black Forest, Fountain, Monument
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