Garden of the Gods

My oldest daughter had a swim meet in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Since her Saturday events didn’t start until the afternoon, I was able to get a short hike in at “Garden of the Gods”. Many of the prominent features within the park were named years ago. Aside from “Heading Out” and “The Garden”, I tried to match up my photos with the historical names. While I spent an hour and a half at the park, you’d want to give yourself at least half a day to really explore. However, throughout the road that winds its way through the park, there are several “turn outs” and parking areas where you can pull over and snap a few pictures. Most of the walking paths are nicely paved, however there a few more rugged paths in the area where I explored. Below, take a look inside the “Garden of the Gods”.

Heading Out

Kissing Camels

The affectionate camels are up along the top of the ridge.

Cathedral Spires

Pikes Peak

In addition to all the beautiful rock formations within the park, you also have a lovely view of Pikes Peak. 

Three Graces

An extreme closeup of the Three Graces.

The Garden

The Kissing Camels, Cathedral Spires, and Three Graces are all visible within this picture. Can You find them?

Tower of Babel

Upper Loop Trail

Here's another view of Pikes Peak as I head along the Upper Loop Trail.

White Rock (Angle #1)

White Rock (Angle #2)

I find the diagonal striations on the rock rather interesting. 

What do you think?

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Written by Chris B.

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