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 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
Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA! Visitors find plenty to explore and experience: affordable lodging, mountains, outdoor adventures, and 55 attractions! Pikes Peak inspired the song America the Beautiful.
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!
Stay in Old Colorado City! Park wide Cable TV and WiFi included! Full hookup pull-thru resort RV sites. Goldfield Camp Store, sleeper cabins with A/C, tent sites. 3 miles to GARDEN of the GODS HIKING!
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