Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Garden of the Gods with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

North (main) lot to Trading post stitching parts of different loops together. Had to hustle back with an almost dead phone so used some road too. Very touristy. May be less busy other times of the week. I was there on a Friday afternoon. Starting at 5 stars I'll minus 1/2 star each for traffic and amount of people rating it a 4 star overall.

Visited back in early December. Busy area and more of a walk then a hike but it is truly stunning. Quite a busy area so best to get there early.

Absolutely breath taking.

I started from the north parking lot and went through the inside/middle area to get some quick shots of the formations, then went to the outside trail (non-paved one) to complete the loop. I included the Rocks and Vistas Garden Loop + Garden of the Gods Loop + Siamese Twins Loop within my hike. There wasn't many people on a Tuesday morning due to the high winds and snow so it was fairly empty. A great trail overall but definitely more of a touristy/nature style walk/hike instead of an actual hike. Also, on the outer loop where horses are used there is a lot of poop on the trails.

I started from the north parking lot and went through the inside/middle area to get some quick shots of the formations, then went to the outside trail (non-paved one) to complete the loop. I included the Rocks and Vistas Garden Loop + Garden of the Gods Loop + Siamese Twins Loop within my hike. There wasn't many people on a Tuesday morning due to the high winds and snow so it was fairly empty. A great trail overall but definitely more of a touristy/nature style walk/hike instead of an actual hike. Also, on the outer loop where horses are used there is a lot of poop on the trails.

I started from the north parking lot and went through the inside/middle area to get some quick shots of the formations, then went to the outside trail (non-paved one) to complete the loop. I included the Rocks and Vistas Garden Loop + Garden of the Gods Loop + Siamese Twins Loop within my hike. There wasn't many people on a Tuesday morning due to the high winds and snow so it was fairly empty. A great trail overall but definitely more of a touristy/nature style walk/hike instead of an actual hike. Also, on the outer loop where horses are used there is a lot of poop on the trails.

Hardly a hike but of course beautiful. Crowded due to tourism but what can you do, it’s quite the sight to see.

hiking
1 month ago

I hiked this trail a few days ago. it was very scenic and easier then I thought. A very good trail for beginners.

Easy trail if you stick to the formation area; it’s all paved. Going to the actual trail is a little more like a real hike instead of a stroll. Trail is still very easy, even if you do the four mile loop. More of a nature walk than a hike; if you are looking for a hike or something remotely challenging look elsewhere. Views are beautiful though!

I would give it 5 stars for the views, however, have to take one back for being crowded and at parts, too "touristy", which is a good thing if you are a tourist, I suppose

Nice, fun loop. You can really make it your own as it has alot of other trails surrounding it. We didn't do the whole loop this time as the parking lots near it were at capacity so we ended up on the other side of the park. We did this trail on a Sunday morning, alot of people and cars if possible go on a weekday.

Very pretty! Easy. Enjoyed getting a photo of Pikes Peak through the window between the twins!

Super pretty!!! It’s really fun to hike around or drive around. Lots of different trails with views of rocks and mountains.

Good for family. There is a little area kids can play on the rocks. Great for some family photos to.

1 month ago

I having hiked, ran and mountain biked this trail system a few times during my time in Colorado. Lots of fun with trails for all skill levels. Trail is a little narrow in some parts so I wouldn’t descend from up high on a mountain bike if you aren’t moderately experienced.

Easy hike, moderate crowd, very well marked trails and easy to follow maps. Beautiful scenery!

1 month ago

Easy, mellow trail that’s great for families with small children and dogs. Not as heavily trafficked as the rest of the nearby trails in Garden of the Gods. Gorgeous views for photographers!

Very easy pretty loop

hiking
2 months ago

good easy quick loop

Lovely at sunrise!

Very easy hike with some cool rock formations that provide great picture opportunities. Completed with a 1.5 yr old and 4 yr old without difficulty.

Very beautiful. Easy terrain. Limited parking.

Parked and hiked a bit, walked back and drove to the next parking spot. Hiked a bit again. Gorgeous, paved trails.

Combination of paved and gravel trails surrounding and through the park and gorgeous rock formations. Not terribly crowded on a chilly February morning, but the views would be worth a visit even in the busier summer months.

Very easy, kid friendly and marked well. Just watch the horse apples.

Love this trail! Gorgeous views and easy enough that my 4yr old can enjoy it.

Good loop. Lots of people but plenty of parking

Nice trail - a little to crowded in the summer months to enjoy

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