Garden of The Gods ~ Colorado Springs, Colorado

May 1, 2014

Garden of The Gods

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.

Mom and Me Garden of the Gods

Mom and Dad Row of Hogbacks Garden of The Gods

Kissing Camels

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.

Kissing Camels Rock

Kissing Camels

Garden of The Gods

Garden of The Gods ~ Cathedral Valley ~ this photo captures some of the unusual hogback formations.

Scoutsman Rock

Garden of The Gods ~ The Scotsman along The Scotsman Trail

Steamboat Rock and Balanced Rock

Garden of The Gods ~ Steamboat Rock & Balanced Rock

Mom and Dad Garden of The Gods

My cute mom and dad enjoying one of their favorite Colorado spots.

Trading Post

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…

Garden of The Gods Trading Post

I fell in love with these cactus sculptures. At first glance they look real but are actually made of metal.

Sculptures

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.

Lisa

 

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