Garden of the Gods 480 acre park is geologically unique, having one of the most complete and complex exposures of earth’s history anywhere in the country. It is popular for hiking, technical rock climbing, biking, and horseback riding. There are more than 15 miles of trails with a 1.1-mile trail running through the heart of the park that is paved and wheelchair accessible.
Trailhead: Perkins Central Garden Trail
Round trip: 1.1 miles/ 1.8 km loop
Elevation: 6,370′-6,400′ (+30′) / 1,941 m – 1,951 m (+10 m)
The main trail in the park, Perkins Central Garden Trail, is a paved, wheelchair-accessible 1.1-mile trail. It travels through the heart of the park’s largest and most scenic red rocks! The trail begins at the North Parking lot.
Dedication Plaque reads “Garden of the Gods is given to The City of Colorado Springs in 1909 by the children of Charles Elliott Perkins in fulfillment of his wish that it be kept forever free to the public.”