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, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
561 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This loop trail 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.

hiking
6 minutes ago

Very pretty but not challenging. Cool to see mountain climbers too.

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1 day ago

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5 days ago

Heavy traffic, but the scenery was worth every second of the crowds.

10 days ago

Enjoyed the hiking good for starters. Excellent views!

11 days ago

Easy but breath taking vistas

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20 days ago

Heavily trafficked. More of a walk and goes by fast but a must see for everyone.

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22 days ago

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28 days ago

Easy hiking beautiful views . Horseback riding was also beautiful and relaxing

hiking
29 days ago

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29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful, but way too commercial and trafficked. Still, this is a unique area you do not want to miss.

1 month ago

This isn't a hike. It's all paved which is why it's not 5 stars. The park is still really pretty though

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