Visit Colorado Springs’ Awe-Inspiring National Natural Landmark
The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
What to do at Garden of the Gods
From hiking to watercolors and scavenger hunts — oh my! There is so much to do at the Gateway to the Rockies!
…kept forever free to the public.
In 1909, Charles Perkins‘ children, knowing their father’s feeling for the Garden of the Gods, conveyed his four-hundred eighty acres to the City of Colorado Springs. It would be known forever as the Garden of the Gods
“where it shall remain free to the public, where no intoxicating liquors shall be manufactured, sold, or dispensed, where no building or structure shall be erected except those necessary to properly care for, protect, and maintain the area as a public park.”
Loved by people for generations.
Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark featuring dramatic views. Come admire the 300′ sandstone rock formations against the backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.
Raw and Untamed Beauty
Garden of the Gods is home to a plethora of geological and ecological rarities that make the park a prime site for nature lovers.
From the discovery of a new species of dinosaur, to a subspecies of honey ant not previously recorded, this park is home to countless flora and fauna.