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The Colorado Attraction That Was Just Named One Of The Best In The Country

If you live in Colorado, you already know the we live in by far the most gorgeous and exciting place on earth. However, not everyone sees it that way (we are looking at you California, Texas, and all of you non-Coloradans with your native pride!), which is why it is a HUGE deal that this amazing Colorado attraction was just named one of the best in the country by an international travel site:

Named one of TripAdvisor’s 2017 “Top 10 Things to Do in United States” is that of Colorado’s own Garden of the Gods, which consists of red rock formations comprised of deposited red, pink and white sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone that were created millions of years ago during a geological upheaval! Designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1971, the Garden of the Gods has been an area favorite for generations, and even shows evidence of having been visited by prehistoric people and numerous Native American tribes some hundreds (even thousands) of years ago. In addition to the rock formations themselves, Garden of the Gods is a prime hiking destination, offering hikes that are short and sweet (like the Perkins Central Garden Trail, which features a short, 1 1/2 mile trek through the heart of the formations) as well as moderate (the Chambers/Bretag/Palmer Trail runs 3-miles around the main park and contains uneven, rocky paths).

The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is located at 1805 N 30th St in Colorado Springs and is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm with FREE admission! For more information about this landmark, please visit the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center’s website.

For another amazing Colorado landmark, check out The One Place In Colorado That Must Be Seen To Be Believed.

Annie
Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.