Garden of the Gods Colorado Springs – National Landmark formed millions of years ago during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line. As early as 250 BC many Native American peoples have used the area as a shelter and were attracted to the wildlife and fauna in the area.
In August 1859 Surveyors M.S. Beach and Rufus Cable explored the site. Beach suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden”. That is sentiment shared by me as well! However, thanks to Rufus, that didn’t occur as he exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why, it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” It has been called that ever since.
Charles Elliott Perkins purchase the land now known as “Garden of the Gods” in 1879. His children donated the land to the City of Colorado Springs in 1909 with the provision that it would be free to the public, which it has been ever since.
If you would like to visit while in the Colorado Springs area you can get more information at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center website.
My family really enjoyed our visit here and will be back again if ever in the area. If you are a mountain climber, you are able to climb the peaks within the park by registering here.
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