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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Headquarters, Mail Code 1200
1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1975
Phone: (719) 385-5940
Fax: (719) 385-6599
Email: spark@SpringsGov.c. . .
Hours: 8 am - 2 pm, Monday through Friday





City of Colorado Springs / Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services / Parks, Trails & Open Space / Parks / Regional Parks / Garden of the Gods / Visitor & Nature Ctr

Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center

Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center

Where the Garden Comes Alive!
1805 N. 30th Street (at Gateway Road)
Phone: (719) 634-6666

Map

This addition to Garden of the Gods park was opened in 1995, and is the result of a unique public/private partnership. The privately-owned center offers an array of educational exhibits and a spectacular view of the park.

The Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm in the winter months, and from 8 am to 8 pm Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. It hosts activities for guests of all ages, including free nature walks and presentations. For those who are spending the day, the Center houses a cafe and gift shops.

For more information regarding the Center, click here.

Garden of the Gods Lecture Series
  • During the winter months, the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center brings you a wonderful series of talks featuring a variety of topics centered around the geological and cultural history of the Colorado Springs area.
  • These fascinating programs by local and nationally-renowned experts are held at the beautiful Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th Street. The presentations last approximately 1 hour. A $2 donation is suggested (to help to continue educational programming.) For more information call (719) 219-0108.
Garden of the Gods Nature Walks
  • Free guided nature walks explore the park daily at 10 am and 2 pm (weather permitting). Meet at the Central Garden Trailhead at the Main/North Parking lot. This is a 45-minute stroll on an easy, slightly sloping and paved trail. Free maps of the park are available at the Center's Information Desk. For more information call (719) 219-0108 or e-mail us here!
Other Programs
  • A multi-media presentation is offered daily in the Center's Theater. "How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?" is shown every 20 minutes during the summer and every 30 minutes in winter months. Admission is $2.00 for adults, $1.00 for children 5 - 12 years old, with special group rates available.
  • For touring groups, motorcoach guides can be scheduled, for a nominal fee. To reserve a guide for your group, or for additional information, call (719) 219-0101.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available if you are interested in meeting people from all over the world! In addition to the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services staff, the Center's naturalist programs and information kiosk are supported by trained volunteers. To inquire regarding this program, call (719) 219-0101.
  • School Programs (Outdoor Educational Programs) help students focus on ecosystems or geology in two educational programs--"Meet the Park" and "Geology" offered for grades K-3 and 3-6 respectively. These two-hour programs begin with a slide presentation or the multi-media theater program, followed by a participatory activity. Small group guided walks conclude the program. The fee is $2.00 per student, payable the day of the program. For reservations or information, call (719) 219-0108.