Friends of Garden of the Gods has donated $20,000 to help keep water flowing freely through the park.

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Spring Sign

On March 21, 2011 By

A few signs of Spring—along with the leftover bones of winter—revealed themselves among the rocks and red cedars in the gullies just north of Garden of the Gods this past weekend as the season made its official debut. Off the tourist path, the smaller treasures that surround Garden of the Gods are often its [...]

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Mid-Winter Color in the GOG

On February 22, 2011 By

The song beneath the slideshow is “Midwinters Dream & Birth of the Bear” by the Scottish duo Nalle. You can listen to the whole song (over 11 minutes) and download it for free here:

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Possibly the most photographed spot in the entire Garden of the Gods, Balanced Rock’s place as a backdrop in tourist photographs for more than a hundred years gives it a status worthy of “the most photographed barn in America” from Don DeLillo’s satirical novel White Noise: “No one sees the barn. Once you’ve seen the [...]

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