Rocks and Vistas Garden of the Gods Trail

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Rocks and Vistas Garden of the Gods Trail is a 4 mile heavily 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Concrete Path through a very scenic area.

walking
11 days ago

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.

hiking
17 days ago

Absolutely breath taking.

hiking
27 days ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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!

hiking
1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful. Easy terrain. Limited parking.

scenic driving
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

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.

4 months ago

Good loop. Lots of people but plenty of parking

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

Garden of the Gods and its trails have been an annual mainstay of our vacations. The trails are heavily traveled and not hard but the beauty is unmatched.

hiking
6 months ago

We thoroughly enjoyed Garden of the Gods. I haven't been since I was a kid and it was my husband's first time. We brought our 2 Siberan Husky's and they loved it as well.

hiking
6 months ago

Very pretty views but pretty flat. I would come back though.

walking
7 months ago

So many amazing things to see, with stellar Pikes Peak views.

7 months ago

This was a fun little stroll on a nice fall day, and I was impressed with the rock features, but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary.

7 months ago

beautiful views

hiking
7 months ago

My best friends and I took a road trip from Colorado to 3 different states. On the stops there was Garden of the Gods. We stopped here for about 3 hours to lay out on some red rocks, hike and enjoy the views. Beautiful place to adventure and stop. Definitely like how if your in a hurry you can drive through or you can park your car and hike through! We did both! Enjoy your time highly recommended!

hiking
7 months ago

Typical tourist spot/easy hiking but the rocks are really amazing! Fun to walk and take photos from different angles.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views, plus this takes you through most of the park. This hike is actually a few trails joined into one long hike. Enjoy!

walking
8 months ago

Great for a scenic walk! Would definitely take visiting friends here for some easy access to beauty.

9 months ago

Great trail hike mostly flat terrain rather than a vigorous vertical. Incredibly scenic though and the rock structures are amazing

hiking
9 months ago

Went at 6:30pm and waited out a short thunderstorm, only to be followed by a gorgeous sunset with awesome light on the rocks. Would recommend going around this time if you can, it's much less busy than midday and the lighting is fantastic. Hike is mostly flat and you can climb up the rocks to get better views if you're feeling adventurous.

walking
9 months ago

Gorgeous views! Like everyone says, arrive early because it gets busy!! Awesome to see and can't wait to get back there again.

walking
9 months ago

Less of a hike, more of a paved homage to these natural wonders. We went at sunrise so was not crowded yet so it was very enjoyable. If you are in the springs, worth a visit for sure.

walking
9 months ago

One of my favorite places in CO

hiking
10 months ago

Very very busy trail. Was disappointed everything was paved though. The views were beautiful.

walking
10 months ago

If it were less of a madhouse, I'd probably enjoy it more, but I appreciate the draw. The scenery is beautiful, and very convenient to Colorado Springs. It's an easy walk, and the areas further from the main "garden" are less crowded.

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