The Classic Colorado Destination
Featuring stunning red rock formations, Garden of the Gods is a classic Colorado destination to explore. Nestled in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods is rated one of the best parks in the world! The many trails offer great hiking, biking, and climbing as well as gorgeous backdrops for any photos! Don’t miss one of the most incredible geological wonders of the world!
Working with Nature
We Coloradans are so lucky that this park is located in our state. It is breathtakingly beautiful, every square inch of it! The many rock formations give an endless amount of backdrops and the sunlight makes for gorgeous sun rays and sunbursts.
The Garden of the Gods is a great spot for weddings, too. There are many resorts within the area which makes hosting the reception easy. Having the ceremony in these red rock formations with Pike’s Peak in the view will have your guests not forgetting the experience in addition to the location!
History and Details
The first European explorers referred to this site as Red Rock Corral. Then, in 1859 a new group of surveyors explored the site and one gentleman remarked that the area would be a great location for a beer garden. His companion retorted that this place of incredible beauty was suited for more than just a beer garden. That it was a place fit for gods to assemble. And that’s how “Garden of the Gods” got its name!
Anytime is perfect for capturing the stunning beauty of this location, however, we recommend it in the afternoon or during the sunset. You can also bring your pets, just as long as they’re leashed. As for the accessibility, the main Perkins Central Golden Trail is paved and is wheelchair accessible for just over a mile! Lastly, due to the time, it takes to drive to Colorado Springs, there is a $150 travel fee.
The Park is a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands characteristic of the American Southwest and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.
If you’re looking for something similar to this location, check out Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.