The Garden of the Gods property was donated by the original owner to the city with the stipulation
that it remain free and open to the public. The city must maintain it and may never change it's
intended use as a free nature park. Because the visitors center has a gift shop and sells guided
tours, it had to be placed on an adjacent property.
At one time this area was at the bottom of an inland ocean.
The red rock was formed by ocean sediment over many years and then uplifted.
There is a paved road which winds it way through the park and many trails. Some of the main trails are also paved for use by the disabled.
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