View of rocks in the park


American Flag Pole
1805 N. 30th St.

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


Sep 21 2022


3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gateway to Geology Walk

Join Park Interpreter Jennifer Heiny for a fun nature walk that will take you back in time over 300 million years.  The guided walk’s focus will be geology but will also cover other topics found within the park.  Total distance is less than one mile over mostly paved sidewalk trails, with some small dirt sections.

  • Meet at the flagpole outside the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center.
  • Includes a brochure guide and sticker for the “Gateway to Geology” self-guided program.
  • Weather dependent. 
  • Tickets are sold on a first come-first-serve basis. 
  • No Refunds.
  • 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

Delay Notification

Due to poor road/travel conditions the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center will open 2 hours late at 11am, Monday January 30th