This Colorado Springs park boasts beautiful and unusual rock formations.
Zeb and Soapy Duck explored Garden of the Gods Saturday with our moms. It was great!
Stopping at the Visitors Center, we appreciated the view of some rock formations and a slightly snow covered Pikes Peak in the background. Some remodeling taking place at the Visitors Center, but everything is open and functional. The 15-minute movie, gift shop, restaurant and the most important park rangers and their vast knowledge were appreciated.
The rock formation at the right of the photo is called kissing camels. Also, you can see a man ready for the Segway tour. So much to see and do here.
After driving to the rock formations, we wandered through many areas.
Each formation is equally breathtaking.
The children of Charles Elliott Perkins gave this park to the city of Colorado Springs in 1909. Mr. Perkins died before completing the transfer of land to the city, but his children honored his wishes.
The Garden of the Gods is to be forever free for all to enjoy.
Garden of the Gods is home to various animals. You may see these birds or different kinds.
Most of the rock formations are red,
so this white rock was very noticeable. As was the bird watching over the park.
This young deer was so close to us.
We think he liked us and he will like you, too. We watched deer at a few places among the rock formations.
This park is so beautiful and peaceful that wedding parties come here for pictures.
Several hiking trails cross through the park. You can hike as long as you wish. Many of the trails are paved, so strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. Horse and Segway tours can be arranged. Technical climbs are permitted with a permit.
You will marvel at balanced rock.
The rock looks like it will fall any time, but it has been balancing there for millions of years. Opposite balanced rock this other formation fascinated our moms.
At the nearby Trading Post, enjoy a muffin and browse the art gallery. You will love both. For more information visit www.gardenofgods.com We will look for you next time we visit the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.