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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 / Cultural Services / Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center / GOG Programs

Garden on the Gods Programs

Available seven days a week, enjoy a self-guided, hands-on nature experience at the Garden of the Gods Park.
The Garden of the Gods
Nature Walks
Did you know that 45-minute walks are held every day of the year in the Garden of the Gods Park? These free nature walks are held at 10 am and 2 pm every day and more often in the summer months. A schedule is posted at the information desk in the Visitor & Nature Center. For large group information, please call 719-219-0108.

Free Nature Presentations
These talks last from twenty to thirty minutes and cover a wide variety of topics on ecology, geology and cultural history. Current topics include People of the Red Earth, Rattlesnakessss, Wildcats of Colorado, Our Amazing Rocks, A Quick History of Pikes Peak, Wildlife Touch Table and many more. Talks start at various times during the day, so check at the information desk in the Visitor & Nature Center or call 719-634-6666 for more information.

How did those red rocks get there?
A multi-media, Blue Ray, High Definition presentation is offered daily in the Center?s Theater. ?How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?? is shown every 20 minutes. Admission varies for adults and children. Special group rates available for 10 or more.

Become a Junior Ranger
Available seven days a week, this self-guided, hands-on interactive nature experience will introduce your children to some of the residents in the Garden of the Gods Park. Your child will learn who lived here before we did, basic safety on the trail, and how to help preserve nature. The Junior Ranger booklet is just $2. With activities such as ?Nature Hike Bingo? it is designed to be fun and informative. A personalized certificate and patch are awarded when the child completes the booklet. Proceeds are used to continue the program as well as other educational curriculums at the Garden of the Gods Park. Call 719-219-0108 for more information.