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Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Free admission
May–Oct 5am–11pm; Nov–April 5am–9pm
1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80904

The Basics

The Garden of the Gods, easily accessible from nearby Colorado Springs, is one of the most convenient and spectacular spots to enjoy Colorado’s red rock country—and admission is free. Options for touring are plentiful and range from Segway, Jeep, walking, and photo tours to a half-day of guided climbing on the red rocks. Travelers can also combine their visit with a stop at nearby Pikes Peak or a Jeep tour of the Red Canyon Loop.

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Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
$139.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour!
Excellent tour with Mason! Highly recommend to family groups. Van ride was comfortable and your commentary was very informative.
jgupta, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Denver

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Oxygen canister helpful
Lisa_H, Aug 2021
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour from Denver
Lots of beautiful scenery. Wish we would have had more time at Garden of the Gods though. I would definitely recommend an oxygen canister that you can get from Walmart for those going to Pikes Peak especially if you have lung issues or previous Covid. The donuts up there were nothing special but you should probably try one for yourself. Overall, it was an amazing tour.
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Tennesseans take on Colorado Springs
Dorinda_W, Jan 2022
Jeep Tour - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
Kid was our tour guide and he showed us all the hotspots of the area incl Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Broadmore Hotel, and lots of other neat things. Our keep had heated seats and wool army blankets to keep you warm.
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The tour guide was great...
Mckenzie_B, Oct 2021
Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour from Denver
The tour guide was great the garden of the gods was amazing and the lunch that was provide was pretty good had a great time with my friends
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Rosco Rocks
DAVID_M, Dec 2021
Jeep Tour - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
Rosco was fantastic. He was awesome and very knowledgeable about the area. Garden of the Gods was beautiful! The jeep ride was fun and would do it again next time we return.
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Garden of the Gods and...
TERESITA_J, Sep 2021
Private Tour of Pikes Peak & Garden of the Gods from Denver
Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak Amazing and priceless memories with friends and classmates. Jim was a great tour guide and driver.
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Awesome Experience
James_R, Oct 2021
Jeep Tour - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
Cougar our guide was THE BEST. Views were spectacular. Definitely recommend. Would not have wanted to navigate those trails by ourselves. Cougar did it with ease and utmost safety.
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Amazing views and weather awareness
Adam_C, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
Make sure to be aware of the weather changes while you plan your trip, we were unable to reach the top of like peak due to very high winds. But, it was still an amazing trip with breathtaking views and a ton of information from our driver Gary.
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Amazing day
Janette_W, Nov 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
This was an amazing day out and Mason was full of facts and very entertaining. Highly recommend this tour.
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Wonderful tour
LorettaKay_D, Oct 2021
Small Group Tour of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods from Denver
Gary was polite, informative, and friendly. We had a great time. We enjoyed the ride and the views at Garden of the God’s, manitou springs, and Pike’s Peak.
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Spectacular Views
Timothy_B, Oct 2021
Jeep Tour - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
Such spectacular views of the foothills and Garden of the Gods! I loved going through the tunnels and seeing the bird’s eye view of the city below.
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Pikes Peak
John_Z, Sep 2021
Private Colorado Springs Tour: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
our guide, Brad did a great job. He suggested an additional stop at Red Rocks that was very enjoyable
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A Special one day tour of Pike Peak and Garden of the Gods
Charles_K, Sep 2021
Private Colorado Springs Tour: Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
Brad was very friendly and experienced! He went out of his way to accommodate our requests! Brad was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the Colorado Springs area.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • This city park is a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers.

  • Dogs are welcome on a 6-foot leash; cleanup bags are available at the visitor center.

  • The 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) Perkins Central Garden Trail is both wheelchair and stroller accessible.

  • The Garden of the Gods offers little shade—bring sunblock, a hat, and water, especially in summer.

  • The park offers several picnic areas, as well as a café.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to visit the Garden of the Gods park is by car from Colorado Springs; the parking areas have more than 330 spaces, though they can fill up in summer. Many guided Garden of the Gods tours do not include round-trip transportation from Colorado Springs, so you may have to arrange your own transportation; tours from Denver and Cañon City generally do include transport.

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When to Get There

The Garden of the Gods is open and accessible year round, but the best time to visit is during the shoulder season—from September to April—when the weather is cooler, parking is easier to find, and there are fewer crowds. Arriving in the early morning or late afternoon means more shade on the trails and the chance to watch a spectacular sunrise or sunset.

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How Did the Garden of the Gods Form?

The Garden of the Gods Visitor Center doubles as a natural and cultural history museum where visitors can learn about the geology, wildlife, people, and history of the park through a series of interactive exhibits. A highlight is the Geo-Trekker Theater, where a 15-minute video digs into the park’s history while offering amazing views from an aerial drone.

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