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Garden of the Gods Recreation Area Hiking Trail


Garden of the Gods interactive Hiking Trail Map Colorado Springs, Colorado Manitou Springs, Colorado map legend Garden of the Gods Trading Post page North Gateway Rock Kissing Camels South Gateway Rock White Rock Sentinel Rock Sentinel Rock Tower of Babel Gray Rock Cathedral Spires Three Graces Pulpit Rock Sleeping Giant Keyhole Window Scotsman Rock Siamese Twins Balanced Rock Steamboat Rock Click here for more information on the Chambers-Bretag-Palmer Trailhead Click here for more information on the Siamese Twins Trailhead Click here for more information on Scotsman-Buckskin-Charlie Trails Click here for more information on Perkin Central Garden 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.

Perkins Central Garden Trail - Originates at the main parking lot and travels through the largest rock formations. The trail is paved with only a 30 foot vertical gain and accessible to all visitors.

Scotsman/Buckskin Charlie Trail - From the Scotsman Picnic Area the trail is a challenging 1 mile loop with excellent distant views of the Central Garden.

Siamese Twins Trail - Begins at the Spring Canyon Trailhead with 150 foot vertical gain. Provides access to the Siamese Twins Rock formation.

Chambers/Bretag/Palmer Trail - Travels nearly the entire distance of the Garden. A challenging 3 mile hike with access to many of the parks rock formations.

The Garden of the Gods Entrance sign in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Garden of the Gods...Awe Inspiring Hikes
Balancing Rock at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Witness The Famous Balanced Rock

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):

  1. North Gateway Rock
  2. Kissing Camels
  3. South Gateway Rock
  4. White Rock
  5. Sentinel Rock
  6. Tower of Babel
  7. Gray Rock
  8. Cathedral Spires
  9. Three Graces
  10. Pulpit Rock
  11. Sleeping Giant
  12. Keyhole Window
  13. Scotsman
  14. Siamese Twins
  15. Balanced Rock
  16. 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.

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Colorado Springs - Olympic City USA Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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!
Garden of the Gods Trading Post Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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!
Goldfield RV Park Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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.
Green Mountain Falls Vacation Rentals Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
OUTDOOR HOT TUBS! Green Mountain Falls is central to Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, Colorado Springs. Lakeside cottage vacation rentals. Walk to lake fishing, winter ice staking, in our mountain town.
Pikes Peak Guest Cabin at Rocky Mountain Lodge Web page link icon Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
Cozy rocky mountain guest cabin suite in Cascade at base of Pikes Peak. Romance Packages, Adults Only, King Bed, Kitchenette, Outdoor Hot Tub. Near Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park.

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