Just take a scenic drive around and enjoy the views!
Go for a hike!
Try out rock climbing.
Given this place’s popularity, I can understand why they ask you to stay on the pavement. With a permit, it is possible to go off the less-popular trails, and if you want a much closer experience, you can rock climb some of the formations! I have never done it, but you can read about the process online at The Garden of The Gods Website here: https://www.gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/rock-climbing
Take in ALL of the views, *hint* there's more than the red rocks!
It is a bit of hike down to the main structures from P9, so I usually drive to a different lot if I want to head into the heart of the park. The main parking lot and the few just past it provide the easiest access to the primary formations and have paved leading inside. No matter what parking lot you chose, the scenes are unbelievable.
Go horseback riding!
You can see more from our fun ride in this YouTube video below!
No matter what way you choose to visit Garden of the Gods you can't go wrong. Take your take, and enjoy all the views you can handle.
I hope my guide helps you enjoy your time in Colorado Springs! Enjoy!
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