Trails and Hiking
Free full-color trail maps are available at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center information desk. Pick one up and explore the park on your own or take one of the guided walks in the Central Garden area.
For active folks who love hiking, there are 15 miles of trails to explore in the Garden of the Gods.
Start at the main parking lot for the PERKINS CENTRAL GARDEN TRAIL. This is an easy, 1 1/2 mile roundtrip over a concrete foot path, with less than a 30 foot rise. Wheelchair and stroller accessible, this loop is in the heart of the Park at the base of the highest rock formations.
Other great trails include RIDGE TRAIL, a moderate, 1/2 mile loop, with less than 100 foot rise in elevation. This path gives you the feeling of being among the rocks.
SIAMESE TWINS TRAIL is an easy 1 mile roundtrip, with less than a 150 foot rise. There is a unique view of Pikes Peak through the natural window of the twins.
CHAMBERS/BRETAG/PALMER TRAIL is a moderate, 3 mile circle with less than a 250 foot rise. Nearly circling the entire Park, this trail covers rolling, rocky terrain away from the traffic.
SCOTSMAN/BUCKSKIN CHARLIE TRAIL is a moderate trail that loops through the Park. Enjoy the distant views of the Central Garden formations from these rolling, rocky trails.
For a complete list of trails in the Park, pick up a full color map at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.
The Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs.
May 1 – Oct 31 5am – 11pm
Nov 1 – Apr 30 5am – 9pm
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm in the winter months and 8 am to 8 pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
Both the Park and Visitor & Nature Center are free and open to the public.