The Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs. It is a Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner and was voted the #1 attraction in Colorado Springs on TripAdvisor. Both the Park and Visitor & Nature Center are free and open to the public.
One of the coolest (literally) of the Colorado Springs hiking trails, and one of the best-kept secrets. This is a unique 2-mile hike near Glen Eyrie that meanders through a steep canyon, gains 400 feet of vertical, and ends up at the punch bowls-- five granite bowls filled with mountain water. Excellent hike for a hot summer day. Jump into the bowls and go for a swim. >>> putting it on the list for a trip to CO!