Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center


American Flag Pole
1805 N. 30th St.

Gather outside of the visitor center around the flag pole on the northside of the building.


Feb 26 2024


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Colorado’s Original Scientists

Before Franklin, before Sagan, before Tesla there were scientists on this continent. The Ute people who lived on this land long before the United States existed, knew how to not just survive, but thrive here. During this program you will learn about one aspect of the Ute Peoples’ ability to understand the world around them. We may explore the flora here and how the Ute were able to use them. We may explore the way that the Ute would engineer their homes! No matter what, we will learn about Colorado’s original scientists.

This program has both an indoor portion and an outdoor hike portion. The hike will be between 1 and 2 miles long. Please dress appropriately for the weather! This month we will be learning about how the Ute People used various plants in the area for food!

  • Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • No Refunds.
  • No Pets.
  • If you, or someone you are registering for, are under 18, a resident of El Paso County, and were affect by the COVID-19 pandemic you are qualified for free registrations. Please follow this link to register for the program: Community Impact Grant Registration
  • If you have any questions about this program, please email
  • If registration is closed, stop by the Information Desk the day of the event to see if there are still spots open for the program.