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
Pikes Peak inspired 'America the Beautiful' in Colorado Springs - A scenic drive. Visitors find plenty to explore: affordable lodging, mountains, outdoor adventures, 55 attractions! Family vacation, conventions.
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.
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