Garden of the Gods
Sharp rocks in the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, USA
Sharp rocks in the Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, USA

Garden of the Gods Tours and Tickets

3,004 reviews
Free admission

The Garden of the Gods encompasses 1,367 acres (553 hectares) of unique wilderness, Great Plains grassland, and juniper woodlands. It's also a designated national natural landmark. Highlights include the red rock formations Balanced Rock, Gateway Rock, and the Three Graces, as well as petroglyphs from the original Native American occupants of the area, the Ute people.

  • May–Oct 5am–11pm; Nov–April 5am–9pm
  • High Point Overlook, 647 Ridge Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80904

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What are people saying about Garden of the Gods

April_A, Oct 2023
Worth every minute
The beauty of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods is indescribable. Unfortunately, we were not able to get to the Summit of Pikes Peak due to weather but it was still beautiful. Having lunch in Manitou Springs was delightful. Harley got us back safely in a snow storm and was a very informative guide.
Carol_Y, Oct 2023
Great tour, great guide!
Guide was knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating! Garden of the Gods was beautiful and the tour included the surrounding areas as well.
Theodore_Q, Oct 2023
Fun and Informative
We had a great time! Dusty - despite his endless supply of dad jokes - was entertaining and shared what seemed like an endless supply of information about the area. Note: jeep tours are not allowed to stop along the roads in Garden of the Gods, so make a point to return when you can explore on foot.
Sheila_A, Sep 2023
Beautiful
It was a wonderful day with Ernie! Garden of the Gods was beautiful and trip up to pikes peak was absolutely amazing!! Ernie was so knowledgeable and provided very tasty and large sandwiches!! I can’t recommend Ernie enough!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:What are Garden of the Gods hours of operation?
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Garden of the Gods hours of operation: May–Oct 5am–11pm; Nov–April 5am–9pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
People Also Ask
Q:How long does Garden of the Gods take to tour?
A:Garden of the Gods usually takes an hour or two to tour. However, many people visit the Garden of the Gods as part of a full-day tour that also goes to Pikes Peak. These tours generally last a full day if you factor in transit time from central Colorado Springs.
Q:Do you need a reservation to go to Garden of the Gods?
A:No, you do not need a reservation to go to the Garden of the Gods. Entry is free and Garden of the Gods tickets are not required. However, if you plan to visit as part of a tour, it's wise to book your tour in advance to guarantee your spot, particularly if you're visiting in the summer.
Q:What is the best time of day to go to Garden of the Gods?
A:The best time to visit Garden of the Gods is first thing in the morning, particularly if you're visiting during the summertime. This will allow you to beat the heat of the day and avoid crowds. If you come early enough, you can even catch the sunrise.
Q:Is Garden of the Gods worth the trip?
A:Yes, Garden of the Gods is worth the trip, particularly if you love hiking in the great outdoors or are into photography. Travelers who'd rather just take in the views will likely enjoy their visit, as it's easy to comfortably enjoy the park without getting out of your vehicle.
Q:How do you spend a day at Garden of the Gods?
A:With a full day in the Garden of the Gods, you'll have plenty of time to explore. You can spend your morning hiking and taking photographs, stop for a mid-day picnic lunch or a bite at the on-site cafe, and then devote your afternoon to rock climbing or exploring by Jeep or segway.
Q:Can you drive your own car through Garden of the Gods?
A:Yes, you can drive your own car through Garden of the Gods. There are plenty of areas to park or pull over if you want to take photos, traffic permitting. Some people find it easier to join a Jeep tour instead so that they can leave the driving to someone else.