Bring your entire family for a day to remember at Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. As the most visited attraction in the Pines Peak region, Garden of the Gods serves as an information hub, museum and gallery, and recreation park. Whether you are looking for some of the best hike or rock climbing opportunities in the area, want to take a tour or rent a recreational vehicle, or just stopping in for a snack on your way through the region, you’ll find that the doorway to adventure resides in the Garden of the Gods. 

From the Bean Sprouts Cafe to the “Best Gift Shop” in Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center is a modern, yet warm and friendly experience. For the avid adventurer, there are 21 miles of hiking trails suitable for all levels of outdoor experience on either self-guided or guided nature walks through the park. You won’t have to leave your pet at home for this day trip. Just bring a 6-ft leash and sanitary bags and Fido can take follow along for one of the best short hikes in the area. 

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center commemorated its 25th Anniversary of service to the Park in May of 2020. To celebrate, the center unveiled special programs and events as part of the Garden of the Gods Adventure Series. The special series of presentations will feature renowned naturalists, interpreters, historians, and guests to offer various demonstrations as well as outdoor adventures throughout the coming year.

Featuring gifts such as American Indian jewelry and pottery to Geology gift rocks to books and cards, anyone looking for a souvenir of their journey can find too many to choose from at the visitor center. Whether you are looking for educational programs, volunteer opportunities, permits for group tours, or you just want to enjoy some of the best of nature in one of the most peaceful and pristine surroundings, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center has a free, family-friendly adventure that is perfect for you!