Secret U.S. attractions - Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

TripAdvisor presented a list of 5 top attractions according to travelers which are mostly unknown. Today's destination is further out west, in Colorado Springs. This is the Garden of the Gods.

Garden of the Gods - photo by nebarnix

The grandiose name is not unnecessary exaggeration to draw tourists in, but an apt description of this beautiful and impressive destination.

The Garden of the Gods is home to some of the most uniquely beautiful sandstone rock formations in the country, and gives the visitor incredible views of Colorado's famous Pike's Peak mountain behind the stunning red giants of the park.



As a free destination, Garden of the Gods is quite popular with those who've already heard of it, but is mostly unknown and a great spot to stop while on an American roadtrip.

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Thanks for the tips

Thanks for the added tips, sounds like there's plenty to do in the area.

Jack on 20 July, 2009

This was one of my favorite places to explore in the Colorado Springs area a few years ago. Some of the best views came from wandering off the trails though (which I don't recommend for everyone). A picture of the "Kissing Camels" is a must. At that time, there were plenty of wild deer around, which made for nice additions to our photos. I'd definitely recommend the Garden of the Gods, as well as Seven Falls (if you can brave all the steps to the top), The Royal Gorge Bridge (the ride there offers excellent views of the mountains), and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (where you can feed the giraffes). Those are just a few of my favorites. Thanks for bringing back great memories! :)

- Dani

Dani on 19 July, 2009



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