Colorado Hiking & Backpacking Trails
Garden of the Gods Recreation Area Hiking Trail
Garden of the Gods Hiking Trails
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 named by M.S. Beach and Rufus Cable. The park is free and open from 5am-11pm during the summer and 9am-5pm 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 of 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
Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA! Pikes Peak inspired the song America the Beautiful. Visitors find plenty to explore and experience: outdoor adventures, affordable lodging, mountains, and 55 attractions!
At the entrance to Garden of the Gods Park is the oldest and largest gift shop, trading post, art gallery in CO: jewelry, apparel, artwork, Buffalo Burgers at Balanced Rock Cafe, Kissing Camels Coffee Shop!
Camp in Old Colorado City! Park wide Cable TV and WiFi included! Full hookup pull-thru resort RV sites. Goldfield Camp Store. 3 miles to GARDEN of the GODS HIKING! Open all year. Walk to shopping, dining.
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