Garden of the Gods
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
This set of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings were grooved into the red-rock hills just east of Manitou Springs off Hwy 24. You’ll see...
Cave of the Winds
Set on the rim of a craggy canyon is this developed cavern concessionaire. You’ll forgive the cheesy entry and elevator music because...
Behind a stylish bottle shop in Manitou Springs, this nook bar is intimate and cool. The garden patio has dangling lights and vines...
If you're hungry for wild game, then this is the place for you. They have elk, buffalo antelope, ostrich, pheasant and quail. And some...
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Lonely Planet review
This gorgeous vein of red sandstone (about 290 million years old) appears elsewhere along Colorado's Front Range, but the exquisitely thin cathedral spires and mountain backdrop of the Garden of the Gods are particularly striking. Explore the network of paved and unpaved trails, enjoy a picnic and watch climbers test their nerve on the sometimes flaky rock.
For information on horseback rides and other activities in the park, stop off at the excellent visitor center on the way in. In the summer, Rock Ledge Ranch , a living history museum near the park entrance, is worth a visit for those interested in the lives of Native Americans and 19th-century homesteaders in the region.