Destination: Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

A bartender in Denver who I’d known for 0.67 minutes told me that Colorado Springs is “weird,” and when I asked why she said it’s because the city is “too white” and “too Republican.”

Okay then.

Moving on – I thought Colorado Springs was great, because it’s where I explored Garden of the Gods. This 1,364 acre public park boasts insane-unique (it’s a word and yes it’s hyphenated to enhance understanding) rock formations that attract 2+ million visitors annually. Designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971, the park’s topography is the result of its location along a fault line millions of years ago.

Multiple paths throughout the park provide hikers, cyclists and horseback riders with room to explore and stunning views from up close and afar. Remember the camera for this one; I couldn’t put mine down (and by “mine” I mean my iPhone, because I’m nothing if not professional).

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

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Garden of the Gods

Learn more about Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods here.

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3 thoughts on “Destination: Garden of the Gods

  1. As a Springs native, I know that our city is a bit of an odd-ball one compared to the rest of Colorado. Unfortunately for people like your bartender, there is a gold mine of fun and interesting things to do and see in our area. Glad you enjoyed!

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