Garden of the Gods
World-famous Garden of the Gods
Filled with the wonders of nature, the Garden of the Gods was dedicated to the city of Colorado Springs in 1909 as a free city park. Since then, it’s gone on to receive TripAdvisor’s Top Park in the United States, surpassing Central Park in New York City.
The park, by the numbers
Just shy of 300 million years old, Garden of the Gods is rich with history and young at heart—the perfect adventure for true explorers. Uncover the history of the garden and the Trading Post—which became a staple of Navajo and Pueblo Indian art and culture throughout the early 1900’s.
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The Trading Post has a great FREE printed map of the area to help you navigate trails, roads, and photo-ops to make the most of your time in the Garden of the Gods.
Garden of the Gods Trading Post is centrally located to some of our region’s most vibrant communities.
After your visit to the Trading Post and a drive through Garden of the Gods, a visit to Manitou Springs is a must! Just a short, 5-minute drive from here, the quirky town of Manitou Springs is lined with art galleries, local restaurants, shops and the world-famous Penny Arcade. Learn more
Old Colorado City
Sandwiched perfectly in between Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, Old Colorado City's galleries and quaint gift stores cluster alongside jewelers, candy shops, and tattoo parlors. Choose from American eateries, Italian trattorias and Greek tavernas for dining. Learn more
Downtown Colorado Springs
The bustling downtown of Colorado Springs is full of fun things to do. Artisan shops, burger joints and craft cocktails welcome you into the vibrant culture of downtown. Take in a comedy show or visit the Pioneers Musem—downtown Colorado Springs has it all. Learn more
Motor Coach Tours
No tour of Colorado would be complete without a visit to the National Natural Landmark, Garden of the Gods. And no trip to the Garden of the Gods would be complete without stopping by the historic Garden of the Gods Trading Post.