Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center

1805 N. 30th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Local: 719-634-6666 Fax: 719-634-0094

Overview

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.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.For a complete list of trails in the Park, pick up a free full color map at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center.

Amenities
Discounts: Group Discount Coupon Available
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Brochures Available, Concessions, Food/Beverage Service, Foreign Language Guide Available , Gift Shop, Handicapped Parking, Historic Location, Internet Access, Interpretive Displays, Maps & Brochures Available, Museum, National Register of Historic Places, Naturalist on site, Parking on site, Pets on Leash Allowed, Phone, Picnic Area, Printed Guides Available, Restaurant on site, Restrooms, Retail Shop, RV Parking, Visitor Center on site
General Information: Activity Duration: 1-4 hours, Dates Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years Day, Guides Available, Hours of Operation: Summer, 8am to 7pm; Winter 9am to 5pm, Parental Permission Needed, Private Instruction Available, Seasons of Operation: year round, Terrain Description: mild - moderate, Visitor Center on site
Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking on site, Group Instruction Available, Group Rates Available, Minimum Group Number: 10
Guest Information: Family-friendly
Information Services: Calendar of Events, Cultural Information, Safety Information, Weather Updates
On-site Activities: Biking, Birding, Hiking/Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Nature/Interpretive Trail, Rock Climbing/Rappelling, Scenic Drive, Scenic Overlook, Wildlife Viewing
Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Checks, Visa
Rate Information: Cost of Admission: Movie: $4/adult, $2/child, Free Admission, Tour Prices: vary
Rentals: Kids Equipment, Other: Free Wheelchair Rental
Reservation Services: Dining, Tours /Activities
Suitable for Ages: Adults (18+), Adults (21+), Children (up to 12), Teens (13-18)
Tour Information: Customized Tours, Group Tours, Guided Tours, Self-guided Tours, Tour Schedule: FREE Walking Tours 10am & 2pm