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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding 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

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.

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hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful location with well maintained trails. I would love to visit again!

hiking
16 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

11 May. A great trail run! 5.5 km the way I went...got off the prescribed guidance a bit but just stay near the road to finish the loop properly. Today was about 60° and partly sunny. Wore trail runners shorts and LS smart wool shirt. I would recommend trail runners for the dirt path, at least. Still some mud. Love it!

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hiking
1 month ago

I live close to this trail and it is my go to running trail!

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hiking
2 months ago

Great trail! A lot of great information thru out the area on the formations and history of these incredible rocks. Awesome learning experience for the kids. Get there early! This place fills up fast!

hiking
2 months ago

A must see in Colorado Springs! The formations are beautiful and the trails are easy to get to and follow! I would suggest going early and parking in the main lot. From here you can get to any of the trails that you want to do!

hiking
2 months ago

Last minute drive down before our flight for this beautiful site.

hiking
2 months ago