|Garden of the Gods after an early snowfall. |
Pikes Peak is seen in the background.
|Steamboat Rock (left) and Balanced Rock (right). |
Some things change...some things never do.
|Colorado Springs is just east of Garden of the Gods while the U.S. Air Force Academy is about ten miles north along I-25.|
|How romantic! Actually the Kissing Camels are |
located in an area adjacent to Garden of the Gods.
|Manitou Cliff Dwellings next door to the park.|
|The Three Graces.|
|Segment of Cathedral Spires|
Today, The Garden of the Gods Park is popular for hiking, advanced rock climbing, riding mountain bikes and horses. It attracts more than two million visitors a year, making it the city’s most visited park. There are more than fifteen miles of trails with a 1.5-mile trail running through the heart of the park that is paved and wheel-chair accessible. Annual events include two summer running races, recreational bike rides, and a Pro Cycling Challenge Prologue. The park's visitor's center features thirty educational exhibits staffed by Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Culture employees. There's also a short movie titled, How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?