Perkins Central Garden Trail

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Garden of the Gods

Perkins Central Garden Trail is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

paved

views

wildlife

Great trail for the whole family! Paved, stroller friendly, and great views

hiking
12 days ago

Great fully paved trail with the opportunity to see a lot of rock formations. Perfect for all ages and abilities!

12 days ago

Love this short loop.

90% paved. Excellent 2 miles for the kiddos.

Gorgeous garden, Perfect for a stroll with the fam.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy paved trail! Good views of the park!

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy paved walk. Clean restrooms at the beginning of trail. Very crowded on a Sunday afternoon but that’s to be expected.

Easy walking. Views and rock formations are gorgeous! Fairly busy.

Nice paved path. Great views. Branches off to a handful of other trails which is nice. We decided to cut it short this time because it was cold and didn’t warm up much but next time will do the full loop. Was a great trail for our 2.5yr old

hiking
icy
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Busy busy place. Can't imagine what it looks like in summer.

Beautiful views. The map got jumbled somehow. I can see how GotG can get crowded. We luckily had an amazing weather day and crowds were scarce.

hiking
7 months ago

Wow. Garden of the Gods is amazing on every level. The trail was paved. There are no markings on signs for the Perkins Trail. I think the signs read Central Garden Trail. Easy walk with incredible awe inspiring views. Keep your eyes peeled for Big Horn Sheep. Some people saw one on the white rock formation.

hiking
no shade
7 months ago

This trail takes you around the the central section of the Garden and shows off some of the bigger formations including signage about the area. It was a warm day for our visit so sunscreen and a full bottle of water were required for sure!

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Very pretty, but super busy. A lot of tourists, and packed parking areas. The rock formations are beautiful and MASSIVE, but I preferred Roxborough’s atmosphere. Hey, at least I can tick it off the bucket list, eh? Lol

Early morning with sunrise is beautiful. Gorgeous park, easy walking trails. Can’t say enough about the beautiful rock!

hiking
9 months ago

Really cool views. Super easy trail. Great for visitors or those with children

hiking
9 months ago

Amazing views. A Walk, not a hike

Garden of the Gods is a family favorite walk, no trip to Colorado Springs is complete without a visit here. Construction at the main parking is annoying, but better restrooms will be a plus.

hiking
11 months ago

Pretty and accessible to everybody.

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

Easy and beautiful!

hiking
Thu Apr 18 2019

Easy paved trail with great views

Tue Dec 25 2018

Paved path. Easy. Nice views.

walking
Mon Nov 26 2018

Nice red sandstone formations. Easy paved road.

hiking
Tue Aug 28 2018

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.

hiking
Tue Oct 03 2017

Garden of the Gods is a very popular attraction in the Springs. It is well known for its breath taking rock formations and easy access for rock climbing. The contrast of red rock, green vegetation, and blue skies will have you telling others about the Garden of the Gods. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
Sun Oct 23 2016

Short and easy (no fun)

hiking
4 days ago

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