Imagine, a place so breathtakingly beautiful that it was deemed a fitting meeting place for the Gods.
Welcome to the Garden of the Gods, a National Natural Landmark in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Just what makes this Garden fit for the likes of the divine? It has some of the most amazingly beautiful rocks on earth.
Of course Colorado is full of rocks, but the extraordinary rock features at the Garden of the Gods are extremely distinctive due to their blazing red-orange color, which becomes even more striking against the green surrounding green trees and blue sky.
The 1,367-acre park is a unique biological melting pot where the grasslands of the Great Plains meet the pinon-juniper woodlands, characteristic of the American Southwest, and merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115 foot Pikes Peak.
At this one park, over 300 million years of geological history is revealed – a true geological wonder.
The name is credited to two surveyors surveying the land in 1859 with the hopes of starting a new town site called Colorado City. While exploring, they discovered the beautiful sandstone formations. M.S. Beach suggested it might be a great place for a beer garden. His companion, Rufus Cable is credited with exclaiming, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We Will call it the Garden of the Gods.”
Open year round, the Garden of the Gods park offers many ways to interact with the impressive scenery.
The informative and interactive visitors center is free, as is entry into the park itself. Additionally, there are biking and hiking trails, rock climbing routes and tours, nature talks and guided walks, jeep and Segway tours, as well as an enclosed cafe with gorgeous views.
For more details regarding the park and its activities, visit the official website here.
There’s no denying Garden of the Gods is magnificent. So magnificent, in fact, that an entire Garden of the Gods Club & Resort was built to enjoy its beauty.
A mere 1.4 miles away lies Garden of the Gods Club & Resort, a private country club and luxury golf resort.
Perched high atop a mesa, the resort offers stunning views of snow-capped Pikes Peak and the natural red rock formations of Garden of the Gods.
There are country clubs, and then there’s the Garden of the Gods Club & Resort. It’s on a whole new level of luxury and beauty.
Whether you’re a local or frequent visitor, or thinking of taking a trip to Colorado Springs, becoming a club member or staying at the resort should definitely be on your bucket list.
To paint a picture of what a typical Garden of the Gods Club & Resort experience is like imagine…
Lounging in an outdoor infinity edge pool with the Garden of the Gods as a backdrop.
Spending an afternoon on the 27-hole Kissing Camels Golf Course with the Rocky Mountains and the Garden of the Gods as a backdrop.
Staying in any one of the 69 luxurious guest rooms which all boast spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains and the Garden of the Gods.
There are quite a few more examples of the practically unimaginable beauty that awaits at Club, but we’ll leave it at that for today.
To put it simply, both the Garden of the Gods National Landmark and the Garden of the Gods Country Club & Resort are nothing short of legendary.
The sandstone rock formations have been inspiring people for hundreds, if not thousands, of years, with surely many more to come.
“You think you’re prepared for the beauty, even if you’ve seen it a thousand times, but you never are,” explains Laura Neumann, General Manager of the Club. “The rocks are just so striking against all the other colors, and depending on the time of day and the light, the picture continues to evolve and transform. It’s not a sight we ever tire of, and it’s one of the main reasons our Club is so popular. Sure, there are plenty of nice golf courses in Colorado, but how many come with a view like ours?”
We’re guessing not many!
The friendly and accommodating team at the Garden of the Gods Club & Resort invites you to “Discover the Club.”
Whether you’re interested in becoming a club member, or are planning a vacation in the area, the Garden of the Gods Club & Resort will captivate your senses and inspire your spirit!