National Natural Landmarks

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is an outstanding illustration of the lithologic character of sedimentary rocks, and of the vertical forces that produced the front range of the Rocky Mountains. Located within Garden of the Gods Park, the site contains the uncommon honey ant, and is one of the best sites in Colorado for observing white-throated swifts, swallows, and canyon wrens.

Location: El Paso County, CO

Year designated: 1971

Acres: 862

Ownership: Municipal




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