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Garden of the Gods
An urban park and designated national landmark in Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods encompasses 1,367 acres of unique wilderness, Great Plains grassland, and juniper woodlands. The most iconic section of the park features a towering ridge of eroded red rock formations that reveal 300 million years of geological history, while the famous red rock formations include Balanced Rock, Gateway Rock and the Three Graces. Among the crags and overhangs, visitors can spot petroglyphs from the Native American Ute tribe that once roamed these lands.

The Basics
With such close proximity to Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods is one of the most convenient and spectacular spots to enjoy Colorado’s red rock country (and admission is free). It’s also one of the most popular parks in the United States. Options for touring are plentiful—everything from Segway, Jeep, walking, and photo tours to a half-day of guided climbing on the red rocks. Travelers can also combine their visit with a stop at nearby Pikes Peak or a Jeep tour of the Red Canyon Loop.
  • This city park is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers.
  • Dogs are welcome on a six-foot leash; cleanup bags are available at the visitor center.
  • The 1.5-mile Perkins Central Garden Trail is both wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • The Garden of the Gods offers little shade—bring sunblock, a hat, and water, especially in summer.
  • The park offers several picnic areas, as well as a café.

How to Get to the Garden of the Gods
The easiest way to visit the Garden of the Gods park is by car from Colorado Springs; the parking areas have more than 330 spaces, though they can fill up in summer. Note that many guided Garden of the Gods tours do not include roundtrip transportation from Colorado Springs, so you may have to arrange your own transportation (although tours from Denver and Cañon City generally do include transport). The charming small town of Manitou Springs is also nearby.

When to Get There
The Garden of the Gods is open and accessible year round, but the best time to visit is during the shoulder season—from September to April—when weather is cooler, parking is easier to find, and crowds are sparser. Arriving in the early morning or late afternoon means more shade on the trails and the chance to watch a spectacular sunrise or sunset.

How Did the Garden of the Gods Form?
The Garden of the Gods Visitor Center doubles as a natural and cultural history museum where visitors can learn about the geology, wildlife, people, and history of the park through a series of interactive exhibits. A highlight is the Geo-Trekker Theater, where a 15-minute video digs into the park’s history while offering amazing views from an aerial drone.
Address: 1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904, USA
Hours: May–Oct 5am–11pm; Nov–April 5am–9pm
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Day Trips

Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver

Head south from Denver on a small group tour to two of Colorado’s most majestic places. First, visit Garden of the Gods, a unique geological area with colossal red rock formations. Then take a drive up Pikes Peak, which inspired the song “America the Beautiful.” Have lunch and enjoy a bit of free time or shopping in the charming town of Manitou Springs, then take a scenic drive through the foothills back to Denver.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

JEEP TOUR - Foothills & Garden of the Gods

Take in the natural landscape of Colorado Springs without the hassle of navigating on your own during an open–air jeep tour of the foothills. Going with a guide allows you to visit popular landmarks as well as more secluded area via dirt roads that are often untouched by visitors. While learning about the history and geology of the area, guests enjoy a comfortable ride with water, snacks, and blankets included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Private Full Day Colorado Spirngs Tour of The Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak

Get a comprehensive tour of Colorado Springs combined with personalized attention on this day excursion. With round-trip private transportation included, you can enjoy the scenery and relax on the way there and back. Once in Colorado Springs, listen to commentary tailored to your interests as you visit the city highlights such as Pike's Peak, the Manitou Incline, the Garden of the Gods, and the Air Force Academy.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour to Pikes Peak Garden of Gods

Witness the breathtaking views from the top of Colorado’s most famous ‘fourteener’ on a private tour from Denver to Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. After admiring the Rockies from one of their highest points, stroll through the artsy town of Manitou Springs and explore the sacred sandstone formations knows as the Garden of the Gods. Travel in a private vehicle and enjoy the customized attention of a local guide.
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Red Canyon Loop Half Day Jeep Tour

Conquer the landscape of the Red Canyon on this 3-hour tour via 4x4 vehicle. Departing Canyon City, take in views of the towering red spires produced by years of erosion and listen to engaging commentary from your guide. Keep watch for local fauna such as bears, wild turkeys, and mule deer as you travel. On a short walk, visit Overlook Arch, with views over Shaw Park, and see some actual dinosaur footprints. Choice of morning or afternoon departure.
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  • 3 hours
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Climbing

Private Rock Climbing at Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

See the Garden of the Gods from a different perspective during a private 4-hour rock climbing experience in Colorado Springs, ideal for travelers with an appetite for adventure. Catered to beginner and intermediate rock climbers, this high-octane short course lets you learn basic rock climbing techniques, including how to tie knots and descend gently, and reveals panoramic views of the spectacular Garden of the Gods. All equipment is included. 
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full Day Royal Gorge and Red Canyon Jeep Tour

Stray from the beaten path on a 7-hour tour of the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park from Cañon City. In a 4x4 vehicle, you’ll cross the highest suspension bridge in America and enter Royal Gorge Park by the south entrance, in order to absorb panoramic views from Fremont Peak. Plus, you’ll explore Garden Park Fossil Area, home to dinosaur bones and Indian petroglyphs.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Private Day Trips

Private Pikes Peak Country Tour from Denver

Escape city life for the day and head south from Denver to explore the best of Colorado Springs on a private, customized tour. Wander among the enchanting sandstone formations known as the Garden of the Gods, browse shops in the artsy resort town of Manitou Springs, and drive to the summit of Pikes Peak — Colorado’s most famous ’14’er.’ It's a great way to get out of town without the hassle of renting a car.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Gold Belt Scenic Byway Jeep Tour from Cañon City

Feast your eyes on one of Colorado’s most picturesque routes on a 6-hour jeep tour of the Gold Belt Scenic Byway from Cañon City. Ascend to the historic gold mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek; absorb spectacular views from a 11,000-foot (3,352-meter) vantage point; and explore Garden Park Fossil Area, full of ancient treasures. Lunch is included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Multi-day Tours

Tour of the Mountain Giants

This 7-day tour of the mountains of Colorado, beginning in the central Colorado location of Aurora, takes you into the Rocky Mountains where you will get a close-up view of beautiful scenery highlighting some of the finest mountain riding in North America. Ranging from open mountain meadows to majestic mountains mixed with peaceful woodlands.   This tour takes in the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, bringing you up close to fantastic wild life while enjoying some incredible riding.  This tour is suitable for Intermediate or Advanced riders only. Tight corners with high elevations require close attention to detail. Note: USA drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
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  • 8 days
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  • 8 days

Bus & Minivan Tours

Salon Day Spa

The tour will be designed for you between your likes and your love's. We will go where it is that you will enjoy the most. I have been a resident of Colorado for 25 years and I have done much almost everything here. When applying for my tours, make a list of the things that you've always wanted to do. And we'll try to attempt them all. If there are any cost to do something, it will come out of your own pocket. Otherwise, We will tempt to do many free things. From hiking to biking to dancing to night clubs. Anything is possible with my tour.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
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  • 1 to 10 hours


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