The Red Rocks of Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado

I highly recommend a visit to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The drive from Denver was an absolute pleasure and the views are priceless.

The Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. It is famous for its stunning rock formations, which attract millions of visitors each year.

I remember my first visit to Garden of the Gods while I was in undergrad. I was in stark awe of its beauty, the geological formations and the place itself. The rock formations are primarily made up of sedimentary red, pink, and white sandstones, conglomerates, and limestone. These rocks were formed during the Permian period, around 250 to 300 million years ago.

In 1971, the Garden of the Gods was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This recognition acknowledges the park’s exceptional geological features and its importance for scientific and educational purposes.

During a recent trip to Colorado, I knew that my peak adventure would be walking Garden of the Gods. Fortunately, a morning light rain illuminated an incredible sky full of clouds and color.

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