It was on one Saturday (21st April 2007) during my stay in the Denver, we decided to visit to the Garden of Gods at Colorado Springs. I had seen this place in couple of web sites as the potential visiting places around Denver. It was around 70 miles from our hotel & was quite a near by place to make a visit. We started around 11 AM in the morning after taking our breakfast & bath. We drove through Kalamath Street, W Colfax Avenue, I-25 S to reach Colorado Springs. Then our GPS misleadingly took us to Garden of Gods Motel !! Sometimes we used to miss the turns as directed by the GPS and our navigator (one of my peer, name withheld) used to get most of the scolding. In this process once our Pilot (another peer, the elder bro) missed one turn & took a different reverse path to mitigate his mistake. On the road there was a speed breaker & he somehow managed to ignore it. So I found myself jumping in the air & hitting the car roof as a outcome of that ignorance.
Anyway finally we reached the Garden of Gods Visitors Center at 3410 Fillmore Ridge Hts, Colorado Springs. We parked our car there & went inside the visitors center. We found lot of visitors gathered over there. Garden of Gods was just in front of us. It was a beautiful artistic scene. We took few pictures there & came out of the place.
Then we reached Garden of Gods driving another 20-30 min. It is a park of sedimentary beds of white & red sandstones, conglomerates & limestone. The name of the park seems date back to 1859 when two surveyors came there to explore nearby areas. One among them Rufus Cable was very much attracted by the majestic beauty of the place & termed it as “Garden of the Gods” ! This park was donated to the city of Colorado Springs by the children of Charles Elliott Perkins in 1909 & had been made free of visitors.
I was attracted by the scenic beauty of the place. We went all across the places & took some snaps. Around 3 PM we started back from there towards our hotel. It was memorable visit. Really a nice place to be in if you are attracted by nature’s beauty.