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Easy Classic Garden of the Gods Hike

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.Colorado Springs, United States

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Experience hosted by Bruce

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign and take you on an iconic yet easy hike in the central park. First, we'll get your photo with the entire park backdrop--a classic park picture! Then we'll guide you on the easy and convenient trails through beautiful Garden of the Gods. You will get to enjoy the most stunning views and amazing red rock formations. You might see wildlife such as deer and hawks…and rock climbers. We'll share the history and fascinating geology of the Garden along with fun facts about amazing local plants and about the Native Americans that still consider this sacred land.

Hike For Life picked out the most incredible central trails for this introduction to Garden of the Gods. These relatively easy trails are perfect for any ability level and you can plan on hiking approximately 2-3 miles. (If you prefer a longer hike (4-6 miles) check out our Garden of the Gods Immersion Hike.)

During your hike we'll also provide you tips on other destinations in town and useful information for your future hiking adventures.

Our goal is to provide you with a memorable, safety-oriented, informative and fun experience that motivates you to explore more!
We’ll meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign and take you on an iconic yet easy hike in the central park. First, we'll get your photo with the entire park backdrop--a classic park picture! Then we'll guide you on the easy and convenient trails through beautiful Garden of the Gods. You will get to enjoy the most stunning views and amazing red rock formations. You might see wildlife such as deer and hawks…and rock climbers. We'll share th…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will provide a snack for each hiker and will help you capture many wonde...
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/ person
Wed, Oct 28
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Thu, Oct 29
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$55 per person
$55 per person
Sat, Oct 31
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join 2 other guests
$55 per person
$55 per person

Meet your host, Bruce

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 6 Reviews
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I am the founder and CEO of Hike for Life--a Springs based outdoor education and hiking guide service devoted to helping you explore! I have over 40 years of outdoor experience and have climbed 48 of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. I screen, train and certify guides for Hike for Life that have a passion for nurturing community, inspiring others to explore responsibly and helping to preserve our great outdoors. Jeff is a retired Air Force pilot and instructor guide, Megan is an elementary education worker and back country guide and Lauren is a med school student. Jeff and I are Wilderness First Aid certified. All guides are CPR & first aid certified. We also donate 10% above what guides earn to their preferred non-profit so you are helping nurture our community--thank you!
I am the founder and CEO of Hike for Life--a Springs based outdoor education and hiking guide service devoted to helping you explore! I have over 40 years of outdoor experience and have climbed 48 of the 14,000-foot peaks in Colorado. I screen, train and certify guides for Hike for Life that have a passion for nurturing community, inspiring others to explore responsibly and helping to preserve our great outdoors. Jeff is a retired Air Force pilot and instructor guide, Megan is an elementary edu…
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Where you'll be

We'll take you to see some of the most iconic rock formations in the Garden of the Gods Park -- a National Natural Landmark. You'll get close-up views of the Gateway Rocks, Kissing Camels, Cathedral Spires and Sentinel Spires, to name just a few!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Ashley
October 2020
Elizabeth was awesome! We also met Britt. They were both extremely friendly and informative. They answered all our questions and gave us tons of information. We went with a guide to Garden of the Gods instead of going solo because I wanted to know the history or stories or anything from garden of the gods that I wouldn’t be able to know if we went on out on our own and we were not disappointed.
Elizabeth was awesome! We also met Britt. They were both extremely friendly and informative. They answered all our questions and gave us tons of information. We went with a guide t…
Mary Ellen
September 2020
Elizabeth did an outstanding job on the tour and demonstrated how much knowledge she has about the area and the park itself. We thoroughly enjoyed our hike and highly recommend!
Mary J
September 2020
This is an awesome experience. Highly recommend for anyone (and I mean anyone) who wants an easy, fun and informative walk through the Garden.
Jarmaris
March 2020
I highly recommend this tour. These guys were extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and were very engaging the entire tour. They answered all of our questions and even packed extra supplies for my family. This was a great experience!
Dallery
October 2020
Elizabeth was excellent, we have so much fun, wonderful views and very educational, thank you so much. So worth it!!!!
Gail
September 2020
A wonderful guide, personal, professional and informative. No doubt about her love for the outdoors and the environment.

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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $55 per person
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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

More tips

Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. We often have very mild days even in winter. Summer days can be very hot, but rain, hail or snow is possible at any time of year. This experience takes place rain or shine, please dress appropriately. You'll be outdoors, at 6500 ft elevation.

What to bring

Small backpack for your sunglasses, sunscreen, water, phone, camera, chap-stick and (if needed) warm layers. Comfortable shoes such as sneakers, trail runners or hiking boots In the winter: warm winter jacket , hat & mittens.