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
5 days ago

Lots of people, but worth it because beautiful and unique rock formations. Make the trip if in the area. And it’s free.

10 days ago

Gorgeous! And easy with kiddos.

walking
17 days ago

1 month ago

And easy, touristy place to take out-of- town family. The formations always make for fun pictures

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and rock formations. This was our first time in this area of Colorado. We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and visited here twice in 3 days. We walked/hiked the first time. It was easy and a nice opportunity to get acclimated to the higher elevation. Second time we drove around. Great view of Pike’s Peak can be found at the parking lot near Ridge Road.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful picturesque with great photos ops! Fairly easy - mostly paved. Get there early to beat the heat and crowds

hiking
2 months ago

As far as hikes go, this was super easy and about a quarter of it was on paved walkways. Good leisurely walk to get lots of great photos of the amazing rock formations. I recommend getting there early and heading clockwise to get you through the heavily trafficked areas first before the crowds show up. The latter 3/4 of the route is all easy trail with much less traffic.

hiking
2 months ago

It was more walk than a hike. We were stopping and taking photos so frequently. And it was pretty hot as well.

walking
3 months 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
3 months ago

Absolutely breath taking.

hiking
3 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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.

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Very beautiful. Easy terrain. Limited parking.

scenic driving
5 months ago

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

5 months ago

walking
5 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.

7 months ago

Good loop. Lots of people but plenty of parking

7 months ago

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

hiking
7 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
9 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
9 months ago

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

walking
10 months ago

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

10 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.

10 months ago

beautiful views

hiking
10 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
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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!

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