What a delight to walk through the Garden of the Gods. I also ended up wearing 3 different outfits while there. My first, a normal cool morning walk outfit. During that morning guided nature walk, the rain came down in buckets. It’s been years since I was soaked to the bone. Lucky me, I keep a “Go Bag” in the truck of every type of clothes I might need. At the visitor center, I changed into warm dry clothes, watched their movie and had some lunch. By then the sun came out and it warmed up enough I had had to change into warm weather hiking clothes to go enjoy the Garden for the rest of the afternoon.
The 300 million years of geological history of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs reveal one of the most extensive pictures of earth history found anywhere in the United States. It is a true geological wonder.
The Park is a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands characteristic of the American Southwest and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.