Garden of the Gods Loop Trail

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Garden of the Gods Loop Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.7 miles 561 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Views From the Perimeter of the Garden The Garden of the God's really deserves more than one guide. This one takes you on a walk around the main section of the formations that constitute the Garden of the Gods as most people experience it. Three primary trails connect to form a 4 mile loop: The Palmer Trail begins on the north side of the main parking area, heading west and then south. After a little more than a mile, a short 400 yard trail branches off to the Siamese Twins formation. Returning to the main trail, you'll cross the road and cut through the main park area's southern section on the Buckskin Charlie Trail. When this reaches the other side of the paved road loop, you'll cross again, this time heading for the Ute Trail, which eventually runs north to join with the Susan Breitag trail, and on back to the start point. If this sounds confusing, don't worry. The large formations in the center of the park are visible from all parts of the trail. Just keep circling them.

13 days ago

27 days ago

I loved the place and the Segway experience through the garden of the gods! Saw people rock climbing, biking, hiking with children, and some were driving through for scenic views.

trail running
29 days ago

Super easy. You just kind of walk around and take your time. Beautiful different views around every corner. Bring the whole family. We will definitely go back. Its also free, theres plenty of parking and its a nice drive. I also loved getting in trouble for petting the beautiful horses that they had there.

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible, always changing views. Only negative is that trails are not well marked and the map we got from the visitors center was very little help. View made up for it though!

1 month ago

Beautiful family trail specialy when compagny come and visit

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy and nice trails. Some horse poops. And I saw an elk!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful easy park. Start in the north parking lot and across the road away from everyone else. This takes you on a good hike with elevated views of the rock formations. On the way back you can walk through the garden and get up close.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Very busy but worth seeing.

walking
2 months ago

very easy. so beautiful and worth the time

2 months ago

Amazing rock formations!! A bit crowded for my taste, but lovely to see nonetheless!

2 months ago

Beautiful and free. Excellent condition of biking trails.

hiking
2 months ago

This is an easy hike that you can take family on of lost ages. The views are breathtaking as you circle around the incredible red rock jutting out from the earth. There are lots of trails to follow and explore and it's mostly a flat hike. There are some parts uphill but nit many. We did it in an hour and a half to two hours, taking our time.

2 months ago

Relaxing, beautiful views of park at a distance. A pleasant and easier trail run!

2 months ago

Relaxing and pretty scenery.

3 months ago

3 months ago

Lovely!