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 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
Pikes Peak inspired 'America the Beautiful' near Colorado Springs - Olympic City USA! Visitors find plenty to explore and experience: affordable lodging, mountains, outdoor adventures, and 55 attractions!
The largest gift shop, trading post and art gallery in Colorado; at the entrance to Garden of the Gods Park: jewelry, apparel, artwork, Buffalo Burgers at Balanced Rock Cafe, Kissing Camels Coffee Shop!
Stay in Old Colorado City! Park wide Cable TV and WiFi included! Full hookup pull-thru resort RV sites. Goldfield Camp Store, camper cabins with A/C, tent sites. 3 miles to GARDEN OF THE GODS hiking!
Romance and Attraction Packages. 2 CABINS have kitchens, linens, towels, Cable TV/DVD, WiFi. 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, Falcon, Fountain, Monument
Pikes Peak Area, Colorado includes: Cascade, Chipita Park, Deckers, Green Mountain Falls, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park