Colorado’s favorite garden?

Garden of the gods 8.jpgGarden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is a popular garden in Colorado and in my opinion – the most popular.

Garden of the gods - sign.jpgI wonder how many people around the world know of this unique place.  I’ve been there three different times and it is intriguing.  I was not aware of its presence until my first visit a few years ago.  It’s worth checking it out.

“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.

The 300 million years of geological history of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs reveal one of the most extensive pictures of earth history found anywhere in the United States. It is a true geological wonder.”


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Garden of the gods 7.jpgThe garden was given to the City of Colorado Springs in 1909 by the children of Charles Elliott Perkins in fulfillment of his wish that it be kept forever free to the public.




17 thoughts on “Colorado’s favorite garden?

  1. When I was there for a company function, we offered a hike there or a ride on the Cog Railroad. I was drafted to go on the hike, because people knew I enjoyed hiking. I was never so glad to be drafted for a job.

    1. Thanks so much. That would be nice to visit Queen’s Garden. I didn’t get a chance to go to Utah this time; maybe next trip. Looking forward to it. 🙂

    1. Wow. That’s neat. I saw a couple of people on top of the first one nearest the main road. I imagine that would be fantastic sites from the higher rocks. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. I think that is a place one wouldn’t become bored with visiting; walking, climbing, biking and all the adventures. Maybe I can get to Moab within the next year or two. Thank you! 🙂

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