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

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.

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

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy walk. Not the best area, must be aware of surroundings. But there were a lot of kids and dogs and families. I also really appreciated the monuments and memorials, as well as the bell that chimes songs around noon.

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.

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

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.

Absolutely breath taking.

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.

This lake is in the middle of town. It's entirely flat, good for a stroll in the park. Usually pretty populated. There are plenty of geese, ducks, and other birds around most of the time.

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!

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.

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

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

Very beautiful. Easy terrain. Limited parking.

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

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.

walking
5 months ago

good walk

6 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Not the best area of town.

Good loop. Lots of people but plenty of parking

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

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.

mountain biking
6 months ago

The trail runs south to Fountain creek nature center which is a pleasant destination with lots of wildlife. As others mention the homeless camps are everywhere near this trail. What is amazing is that numerous campfires are burning so close to the coal fired power plant that provides electricity for Colorado Springs. All it will take is an uncontrolled fire on one of our many windy days and the power plant will face disaster. If I was a Colorado Springs taxpayer I would demand enforcement of the laws regarding illegal camping! A no burn zone around the power plant is common sense.

hiking
8 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.

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

9 months ago

Uneventful

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

It's unfortunate that this walk isn't in the best place but I always feel safe when my husband carries his gun

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.

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