Visiting Garden of the Gods was a sweet sweet rock formation treat!!
Located in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods in an insanely beautiful gathering of rock formations that can be admired by visitors. It is a state park and free to the public. Yippee!!
When arriving at the park make sure you stop first at the visitor and nature center because you’ll wanna pick up a map of the park. Also this is where you can learn more about the landscape, grab a bite to eat, and of course drop off a small donation for visiting!
There are over 15 miles of trails in the park to explore. We asked at the visitors center what trails they recommended. We were told to make sure we checked out the Palmer trail for landscape views of the formations and to complete the Central Gardens trail. Which would get us up close to the rocks!
You may be wondering, like I also was…how did this place get the name Garden of the Gods when there are no real gardens around?!?! Well I got the scoop for ya!
In 1859 two surveyors came to the area and took a look at the sandstone formations that stood all around them. One of the men proclaimed that the site would be a great place for a future beer garden. The other said, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods”. And, the rest is history!
The rock formations are very majestic and powerful. It was a beautiful day getting to explore the park.
Here is a list of my favorite rock formations:
Tower of Babel
Kissing Camels *by far my favorite, can you see the camels kissing?!?
Make a stop here if you are in Colorado. It’s about 2 hours from Boulder and about an hour and a half from Denver.
Now go explore, adventure awaits!