About Garden of the Gods

The top park in the United States

Garden of the Gods

Screenshot 2014-08-07 10.01.19Garden of the Gods is the top geological wonder in Colorado with incredible rock formations and an activity playground that lets people hike, bike, horseback ride and explore this free attraction in Colorado Springs. In 2016, TripAdvisor users named Garden of the Gods the Top Thing to do in Colorado Springs, giving recognition that we already knew. Garden of the Gods is truly awesome!

When you’re in Garden of the Gods, stop by the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, one of the oldest mercantile’s in Colorado and the largest in the state! There you can grab lunch, the perfect souvenir or brows their extensive Native American Art Gallery full of some of the most beautiful pieces in the West.

If you’re looking to a truly unique and fun way to experience Garden of the Gods, check it out on horseback with Academy Riding Stables. Located on the outskirts of the park, they have the best horses and guide for your family adventure!


Attractions Nearby

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    Trading Post

    Part gift store, part art gallery, part cafe, part coffee shop, part venue, the Trading Post is a must-see on your trip!

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    Academy Riding Stables

    Visiting Garden of the Gods via horseback is the only way, really to be IN the park as the people did centuries ago.

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    Manitou Springs

    This quaint mountain town at the foot of Pikes Peak is a great afternoon adventure with shopping, culture, gifts and more. It's a great place to explore.

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    Old Colorado City

    Some of the best shopping and places to grab a bite are in Old Colorado City. Make sure you add it to your list!

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  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    What if you took those famous red rocks and built a home out of them? Well, these Native American's did centuries ago!

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Top ways to experience Garden of the Gods

  1. Drive a Car

    Garden of the Gods is a very accessible park on the West side of Colorado Springs. Take I-25 to Garden of the Gods Road and head West and follow the signs. You don't even have to get out of you car to explore.

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    Hike It

    No Colorado vacation is complete without a hike in Garden of the Gods. Trails traverse this park everywhere, so make sure you grab a map.

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    Bike It

    Biking through Garden of the Gods is a great way to get a good workout while seeing these amazing formations.

  4. On Horseback

    Who wouldn't want to experience Garden of the Gods the way our early ancestors did-- on Horseback!

  5. With your camera

    There are a ton of photo opportunities around Garden of the Gods. Make sure you tag them #GOGPhotoHunt and you could win prizes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dogs allowed in Garden of the Gods?

Yes, we love dogs here at Garden of the Gods! Please keep your dog on a leash at all times and be courteous and pick up after them.