Historical photo of the park
City of Colorado Springs Parks-Rec-Cultural Services


City of Colorado Springs Parks-Rec-Cultural Services


Aug 27 2022


8:00 am - 9:00 am



History of the Garden Hike (Lot-12)

This one-hour morning hike explores the rich history and natural beauty of Garden of the Gods. Park Interpreter, Bowen Gillings, leads you on a trek through the historic people and events that shaped the park we love today. Each month’s hike features a different historical topic and follows a different trail or set of trails. Hikes are on rough dirt, gravel, rock, and concrete and are not stroller friendly.  This program will hike along the Buckskin Charlie and Scotsman Trails.  It will cover tops such as Land Use Acknowledgement, Palmer’s love of the English, Buckskin Charlie, displacement of the Nuu-ciu, Shan-kive. 

  • Distance is about 2 miles along easy to moderate trails.
  • Please, bring water and dress appropriately for the conditions.
  • Event is 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 email programs@gardenofgods.com BEFORE YOU REGISTER to redeem this opportunity.
  • If you have any questions about this program, please email programs@gardenofgods.com