Garden of the Gods Park is a 1,323 acre registered National Natural Landmark of both scenic and recreational opportunities. Imagine dramatic views, 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak.
Before entering Garden of the Gods Park, it is highly recommended that you see the 14-minute HD movie at the world-class Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. The information you will absorb from this presentation will significantly enhance your experience of the park. ($5/adults, $3/children).
The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center also offers free maps & information about the park, guided nature walks and free interpretive presentations. Enjoy over 30 state-of-the-art interactive exhibits. Guided van tours, rock climbing excursions and Segway tours can also be arranged.
Some of the most spectacular views of Garden of the Gods Park are accessible from the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center terrace - which spans the entire front of the building. This iconic perspective of Pikes Peak framed by the foothills and the red sandstone of the Park is simply breathtaking. The terrace is an amazing setting for a family or group photo - an important part of all memorable vacations!
The views here are beautiful on the inside, too! The award winning gift shops at the Visitor & Nature Center offer Native American pottery & jewelry, geology gifts, books, apparel & keepsakes. Delight in one of the most photographed landscapes in Colorado while eating in the glassed in cafe or from the terrace overlooking the Park. Where else can you eat inside a postcard? A portion of any purchase you make at the Visitor Center supports its mission to enhance and protect the Park.
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is located directly across the street from the Park's main entrance at 1805 North 30th Street, just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. Open daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.