Garden of the Gods

 

Garden of the Gods is a free public park famous for its unique red rock formations. There are many interconnected trails in the park that can be accessed from one of the several parking lots available. The park is also popular with mountain bikers. Since this is a major Colorado Springs attraction it can often be crowded.

Directions: Park's Visitor Center is located on 30th street. From there take the Gateway Road to the main parking lot or continue on one way Juniper Way to other locations within the park.


Central Garden Loop

Paved, wheelchair accessible trail that loops around some of the main rock formations in the park. Starts at the parking lot.

Siamese Twins Trail

Siamese Twins trail is an easy loop trail named after a unique rock formation that serves as a favorite spot for photography. Trailhead is located at the parking lot off the Garden Drive.

Cabin Canyon Trail

Cabin Canyon Trail is a short simple loop that shares trailhead with Siamese Twins trail. Great views of Pikes Peak to the west.

Palmer Trail

Palmer trail is approximately 1.6 miles long trail that connects main parking lot by Gateway Rocks with Siamese Twins rock formation in the south part of the park


Interactive full screen map:
Google Map
Download the gpx file:
(Universal GPS file format)
GPX
Open in Google Earth:
(Trail track and photos)
KMZ
Topo Map (Cascade):
(USGS 7.5' quads PDF)
Topo Map
View photos in Picasa:
(Online photo album)
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Photos taken on 3/1/2008

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