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.

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3 days ago

Spent a lovely day out there with my mom

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26 days ago

Very pretty and great for bringing flat-landers

1 month ago

Beautiful and unique views. This trail seems to be really just a name for several trails that run in a loop- there were no signs with the name of this hike listing.

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1 month ago

Easily accessible for young and old alike. Busy, and definitely highly sun-exposed. Sunrise or sunset would probably be the best times to go. Great spot to take some tourists, or visit in the winter.

1 month ago

Come mid-day or sunset to get the best views. Be prepared for tons of tourists...Taking the outer trails are much less congested. 5+ Views, 2.5 For too many people...still a must see. I will bring the family next time.

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