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Trail isn’t well marked and there’s a fair amount of scrambling, but for how close to the springs it is, it’s fun! Great view around sunset.

Nice little stroll around the lake. Good for an easy way to get outside.

Nice red sandstone formations. Easy paved road.

walking
16 days ago

Nice sidewalk around a small lake with lots of birds. Nice playground area & swings. Great for pokemon go.

Great little trail to run laps on. Not incredibly well marked, but a hell of a lot better than other trails in this park!

great hike but none of the trails are marked. If you want to stay on the trail you'll need to walk with your phone in your hand and this app open. Not my idea of a good hike

This place is over rated. We went to this lake and found dead fish scattered all around the lake. The smell wasn’t nice and it was dirty.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike. You can take the scenic route which winds around the mountain, or take a more direct route if you just want to scramble to the top. I went on a day after a 5-inch snow; while the snow was mostly gone, the trail consisted of slick mud. Lots of slipping and sliding around and carried a couple of extra pounds of mud on my boots for the duration. A little shocking to round a switchback while ascending and suddenly there are multi-million dollar houses overlooking the trail. I'm sure it's a spectacular view for them; kind of ruins it for the rest of us. The payoff is getting to the top; you can stand on top of the tallest rock spire that you can see from the interstate. I went on a cool Wednesday afternoon and had the place to myself, but I noticed that the parking lot was small and I guess would only hold a dozen or so vehicles.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike itself was pretty but there was a part where I could not figure out where the trail went. I ended up on a different trail through the rocks and had to find my way back to this one. Overall good little hike with some pretty views.

trails are not marked at all. beautiful scenery at the top. there were quite a bit of cars in the parking lot when we got there & left and we noticed in two separate sections, broken glass from a car window...we're thinking people breaking into cars? wouldn't be surprised after my husbands tires were stolen off his car at a different place nearby. also a sign in parking lot says to secure valuables so...be careful what you have in your car.

Harder at times to see where trail is, but great hike. It was a moderate hike.

Beautiful views. Easy hike. Safe area.

nice views and easy hike. good for my elderly dog

hiking
2 months ago

The Charlie Buckskin trail follows the main road for quite a ways, but it is away from a lot of the crowds in the central garden. It does offer a good opportunity to view wildlife and wildflowers.

This hike was actually pretty fun. Go far enough and you’ll get some really nice scenery and some great pictures. If you want, you can even get a bit of very low level climbing done as well!

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike, a few hard spots, beautiful views.

awesome hike!

Beautiful area. We went this past April and it snowed about 2-3” while there which made for some awesome pictures! Really like Garden of the Gods. Very peaceful place.

Quite a few trails going on here and was hard to stay on track without the app. Not well marked.

Very pretty hike. The entire trail is paved and fairly flat. One of the easiest and prettiest hikes in the Garden of The Gods. If you're lucky you might see some rock climbers scaling the beautiful red cliffs! Water fountains and bathrooms located at the trail head.

really fun! there are a lot of hiking and bike trails and washout so the trail is kind of hard to stay with. a lot harder than I was expecting for easy.
if you're trying to get away from the city, I wouldn't recommend. you're always in sight of either the highway or houses.
but gorgeous views of the whole front range

We enjoyed our hike of the outer trails. The trails are dirt any different elevations. Between the map we picked up at visitors Center and the signage never got lost. we ended with the main trail that is a cement path. You can go off onto other dirt paths and miss the crowds. It appears most people want to stay on the cement path and walk at their leisure.

Easy hike with lots of varied green views and close to the city!

It was ok. Coming down was a bit difficult.

One of my favorite places on my road trip to Colorado this year! So gorgeous and easy trails to relax but enjoy the outdoors. Warning it is very crowded!!! Fun places to boulder or even rock climb!

Excellent. Variety of options to veer off. Beautiful terrain. Kids 9 and 13 handled it.

Fun hike, good views, fairly easy.

short, but nice.

It was a really nice trail but came across several Prairie Rattlesnakes on the path. So I would just be careful and vigilant. Took 2 of our dogs and they had a blast!

there are a couple trailheads and I had trouble finding them. there are a few that have a small parking lot and then there's one at the end of a street. So there are a few ways to enter. The trail leads all over the place and it's hard to determine which way to go but if you follow the map you should be able to get there. There were only a few people there when I went and nice views.

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