Garden of the Gods: A Geologic Wonder For Everyone To Enjoy

Colorado is full of places that will take your breath away, and Garden of the Gods is one such place. A National Natural Landmark located in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods is one of the most incredible geological wonders in the world. The park is an ecological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the mountains of the Southwest; this unique landscape is then drenched in the dreamy desert hues of Colorful Colorado. It’s a place wholly unique unto itself, and truly divine. The best part is, Garden of the Gods is accessible to all: admission is free, the park is open year-round, and its most popular trails are paved, so everyone can come and explore this heavenly haven.

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There’s a whole world of beauty just waiting to be explored in Colorful Colorado, and Garden of the Gods is perhaps the best place to start. Read more about Garden of the Gods at their website. And for another bucket-list-worthy adventure in Colorado, Maroon Bells is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and will render you speechless.

General Information:

Accessibility: Garden of the Gods is incredibly accessible; there’s plenty of handicap parking near the entrance, and barrier-free access to the Visitor’s Center, which also offers plenty of room for wheelchairs. (If the parking lot is full, continue down Garden Drive to the dedicated accessible parking lot.) In the park, several of the trails are also designed to be wheelchair accessible.

Pet Friendly: Pets are welcome in the park but remain on a leash at all times, and all pet waste removed. Doggie cleanup bags are available at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center in the designated pet area.

Parking: Parking is free — but limited. There are 336 parking spaces inside the park, so plan your visit accordingly, and be patient during busy times.

Seasonal Access: Garden of the Gods is open year-round; the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center hours vary by season.

Cost: Both the Park and Visitor & Nature Center are free and open to the public.

Other: Rock Climbing permits and safety gear are required for any rock climbing activities inside the park. The same applies to bouldering. You can get a permit online or at the information desk in the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

Address: Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO, USA