Garden of The Gods ~ Colorado Springs, Colorado
Garden of the Gods was first called Red Rock Corral. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden.” His companion, the young Rufus Cable, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.
The row of hogbacks. The Kissing Camels formation is the nearest hogback to the right of mom and dad. The camel’s heads are above a hole in the rock where the sky can be seen. It’s hard to see the hole in some of the photos. But if you look closely you can see it in the photo above. The two photos below show the kissing camels. The hole is super small but it can be seen along the top 1/3rd of the the photo on the ridge on the left.
Garden of The Gods ~ Cathedral Valley ~ this photo captures some of the unusual hogback formations.
Garden of The Gods ~ The Scotsman along The Scotsman Trail
Garden of The Gods ~ Steamboat Rock & Balanced Rock
My cute mom and dad enjoying one of their favorite Colorado spots.
Garden of the Gods Trading Post. This place had some awesome art from local artists. It was a true treat to go through it AND they had a Starbucks inside…
I fell in love with these cactus sculptures. At first glance they look real but are actually made of metal.
Garden of the Gods is truly amazing. If you are ever near this beautiful place it is so worth it to make a visit. I can’t wait to go back.