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Garden of Gods

Average Rating:    (1.73 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 11

Another training grounds. Moderate uphill and downhill with some challenging switchbacks. Good aerobic and fun ride. Nothing too challenging, but definately one of the prettier places to ride in Springs. Good place to go if you want to put in a quick ride.
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Latitude
38.876868631634224
Longitude
-104.87789154052734
Trail Directions
Garden of the Gods in Springs. Go around the loop and park at last parking lot on right near entrance.
Trail Length
varied. Several loops
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Colorado Springs
   


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Review Date
April 18, 2012

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: localbiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Garden of the Gods is a beautiful city park with limited bike access. Most of the park is reserved for hiking and horse use. Even though mountain bikers still ride through out the park it is illegal and enforced. The summer months bring high level of tourist to the park making even the basic rides not much fun. I would recommend visiting the park but ride else where. With Ute park to the North and red rocks to the South and both very friendly for biking I don't see why anyone rides here. Also Palmer park is in the middle of the city and has great quality trails.

Recommended Route:
N/A

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ute Valley park, palmer park and red rocks



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Review Date
May 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Clumsy Deskset Dover , from Denver

Summary:
I'm gonna edumucate you all now.
I recutumend walking in this park and then riding other trails further into the mountains.

Recommended Route:
Start at the tourist par-King lot and ride past the kissin' Camels to your right then past the rock climbers to your left, then your riding the trails. Its a great trail if you live next door to it but mostly its for tourists and HS students from the Springs.



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Review Date
July 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: KenMan , from Manitou Springs

Summary:
I cannot believe all of the negativity here. I just moved to the area (from Nashville) and rode from my house to Garden of the Gods to ride the trails. I'll admit that I was a little disappointed in the amount of trails available, considering the size of the park, but what little there was, I enjoyed. BE HAPPY that they are there -- in Nashville, there was only one place within the city to ride (it was a good, tough ride) and another HUGE park that didn't allow mountain bikers at all (but plenty of horse and running trails). ANY PLACE to ride is a good place to ride, so buck up and make peace with the trails. Garden of the Gods is not, by any means, a GREAT place to ride, but it is a good place to rideespecially if you have limited time and just enjoy being on a trail -- be that trail sand, mud, slick rock or roots -- and just want to get outside. If you get bored easily, ride the complete set of trails once, then ride them all in reverse -- and for crying out loud, stop once in a while and take in the scenery...you never know what you might see.

Recommended Route:
Every which way you can...



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Review Date
June 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Alex , from manitou springs

Summary:
this is the worst place to ride ever, i advise against riding in the little playpark they have to offer. The only place worthy of riding in the garden is on the hiker trails. Some can have fun, short, downhill segments but bikes are not allowed and this is enforced by horse cops. Lastly, stupid horses tear up every trail out there so they are sandy, loose, wide, and bad. I live right in the garden so that is often better to ride than not riding at all. It is definately not hard, and if you are a road biker, not only are you on the wrong website, but you might have fun on the curvy roads. Otherwise, stay out of this area unless you dont want to have any fun

Recommended Route:
find a parking lot, park, and than ride

Other recommended trails in the same area:
go up gold camp rd (see other reviews for:) captain jacks, section 16, jones trail, inteman trail, and barr trail.



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Review Date
July 2, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: The Whale , from Colorado Springs

Summary:
Plan on going to Garden of the Gods to look around. There isn't really much in the way of bike trails. (Just the little 5 acre patch I mentioned above)
The only reason I use this area is because I work right around the corner from it and sometimes only have about 30 or 40 minutes to cram in a little lunch time "quickie" :-D
Do not plan on a day of biking here. It is intended for people in cars and such and it will most likely bore the daylights out of you.

Recommended Route:
When you go in the main entrance go off the road to the left. There is a little spot to play around in. Otherwise, your only other option is to ride on the road...

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palmer Park and Ute Valley



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