Exploring the Garden of the Gods in Colorado

COLORADO - Whether you want to take a break from the city, or enjoy the scenery, visiting the Garden of the Gods in Colorado is a must.  This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state, and it's easy to see why. The park covers more than a thousand acres, with over fifteen miles of trails. It's a great way to experience the Colorado Springs area, and it's also free.

Exploring the Garden of the Gods in Colorado

 Visiting the Garden of the Gods in Colorado


If you're looking for a low-key, scenic day trip, consider taking a Segway tour of the Garden of the Gods.  These tours offer a unique landscape perspective, and you'll get the maximum scenery in half the time.

If you're feeling more adventurous, consider going rock climbing. Although it's not advised for beginners, it's an excellent experience for those already experienced. You'll want to be sure to acquire a permit. You can find one at the visitor's center. A fine of $500 is imposed if you are caught climbing without a permit.

If you're planning to visit the Garden of the Gods in the winter, you'll want to check the weather before you go. It's in the mountains, and the winters can be quite cold. The park usually closes at 9:00 p.m. During the busiest seasons, you can get a shuttle service to the park. This makes it easier to get around.

Another option is to try out the free guided walks offered by the Garden of the Gods. The tours cover the area's history, including the native plants and animals. The guides lead 45-minute tours. These are perfect for families or groups of friends. You can choose to go on a narrated tour, or you can opt for an open-air Jeep tour.