One thing I have found is that Colorado is beautiful! There is no doubt about that. However, this past weekend I went to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs and I was simply taken away. It was downright beautiful. Filled with beautiful colors and rock formations that you had to photograph.
I took so many photos between my camera and my cell phone that I had such an impossible time choosing which ones to use for this post. That is pretty bad as I usually never have that issue. Garden of the Gods is a MUST see when visiting Colorado Springs!
The Garden of the Gods is a registered National Natural Landmark. You can walk around and just take in the view, go hiking, or partake in their 5K run. However, that is not all. You can eat at the cafe, check out the exhibits they have to offer, and check out their free nature talks. And there’s more! They have so much to do for you and your family.
While I was there I saw bike riders, folks walking their dogs and even people riding horses. You have rock climbers and then just us, people walking around enjoying the beauty of the Garden of the Gods! It was seriously so beautiful and I apologize for the picture overload!
These sandstone rock formations were just so beautiful. Their size made you feel so small and the color paired so well with the beautiful blue sky. They are so beautiful to look at and they would be perfect in any photograph background.
Jaiden isn’t always a fan of being in front of the camera, but he was all about getting in the photo’s during this visit and I was so happy!
What photo wouldn’t be complete without a dab? I swear these kids these days. Haha! I just wanted some normal photos and he was all Mom, I want one like this. So silly!
Jaiden has always been into nature and discovering random facts about the world. He wasn’t too thrilled about this trip at first but he came around when he started to see all the sandstone rock formations and all the cool nature things. It wasn’t enough for me to tell him and he believe me. He had to see it for himself.
According to some research, Garden of the Gods was formally called Red Rock Corral until 1859 when it was renamed. The Sandstone formation was created millions of years ago during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line. To think that we walked the paths where Native American people camped and took shelter once upon a time. You have to take a moment to appreciate nature and its history. There is so much to be learned about the Garden of the Gods.
Did you know?
The red color actually comes from the presence of hematite and iron oxide. When the iron mineral is exposed it causes it to oxidize which results in the rust like color.
Jaiden had a blast looking around at all the different rocks. Now, remember, this is a registered National Nature Landmark. There are rules to follow so please do. I won’t lie, I missed a sign where it asked you to keep off an area and Jaiden was standing there to take a photo. Now, he didn’t hop a fence or anything but be on the lookout for those signs. They want to preserve its beautiful nature and you can’t blame them!
The views you get to see while walking through the Garden of the Gods is totally worth the visit. Just take my photo’s for example. Everything you see is so beautiful. I love Nature and think it’s fascinating. The world we live in is so amazing. Tree’s grow from tiny seeds, rock formations are formed through different ways, and to think, we are so tiny compared to the world around us.
If you ever visit Colorado Springs the Garden of the Gods is clearly a must see! It’s worth the trip and the walking you have to do. Jaiden had a blast and just loved everything about this visit and we both can’t wait to go back again!