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Easy Classic Garden of the Gods Hike

Colorado Springs, United States

Experience hosted by Bruce

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We will meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign and take you on an iconic yet easy hike in the central park. First, we will take your photo with the entire park backdrop--a classic park picture! Then we will 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 will share the history and fascinating geology of the Garden along with fun facts about amazing local plants and 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 with tips on other destinations in town and useful information for your future hiking adventures.

Other things to note:
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.

Our goal is to provide you with a memorable, safety-oriented, informative and fun experience that motivates you to explore more!
We will meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign and take you on an iconic yet easy hike in the central park. First, we will take your photo with the entire park backdrop--a classic park picture! Then we will 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 will…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Hike For Life Face Covering

Meet your host, Bruce

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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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 ft peaks in CO. 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. We have a great group of guides with eclectic professional backgrounds: AF pilots, elementary education, medical student, crafts instructor, realtor, small business owners and entrepreneurs! All guides are CPR & first aid certified. Many have additional certifications and experience--contact us for specifics. 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 ft peaks in CO. 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. We have a great group of guides with eclectic professional backgrounds: AF pilots, element…
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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 4.85 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Melissa
April 2021
Our hiking guide Mindy was fantastic, we learned so much and had a blast. The hike was breathtakingly beautiful and full of anecdotes, stories, and history!! Wow!!
Sheryl
December 2020
Garden of the Gods hike with Mindy was educational and fun! I highly recommend this hike to those who want to learn the history and see the beauty of the park.
Jeff
October 2020
Mindy did a super job guiding us through Garden of the Gods park, with knowledge and history of the par, highly recommend Mindy as a guide. After the event, Mindy sent pics and a presentation of our experience.
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.

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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.

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.