By James H Egbert

The Garden Of The Gods

State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
Interstate 25
Town
Colorado Springs
Brief Directions

The Garden of the Gods is located near the city of Colorado Springs (less than an hour south of Denver on Interstate 25). Take highway 24 west off of I-25. There are numerous signs and the GPS coordinates are not necessary to locate the area. Please see the link below for complete write up. I can submit a MS Word Doc file. http://www.naturephotographynaturally.com/gog-travelogue.htm

Notes

There is a valley near the base of Pikes Peak known since the mid-19th century as the Garden of the Gods. It is a garden not of flowers, but of rock - of kissing camels and stone toadstools, balanced rocks and mammoth sandstone walls tilted upward toward the Colorado sky. Travel-writer Ernest Ingersoll once called this garden "a gigantic peep-show in pantomime." Novelist Helen Hunt thought it "the very climax of some supernatural catastrophe" And all-American hero Charles A. Lindbergh was fully convinced that he had never seen "more spectacular and magnificent place."

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Date Added
March 16, 2009
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