Featured Writer: Melissa
I took a trip to Colorado Springs recently. One of my favorite, most peaceful, and picturesque places to visit is Garden of the Gods. We visited two years ago and the images have never left my mind. It is a striking place to see.
Go ahead. Put it on your bucket list if you haven’t been.
For more than 3,000 years, people have been passing through what is now known as Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Charles Elliott Perkins, head of Burlington Railroad, was the lucky guy that come upon this land in the early 1900’s and purchase over 240 acres for a vacation home. He never did build his summer home. Instead, he allowed the public to enter into this beautiful and unique landscape as visitors to his Garden.
When Perkins died, he bestowed the park to the city of Colorado Springs in the hopes that many generations will be able to enjoy it. Well, we do, Mr. Perkins. Thank you very much. And it’s absolutely FREE, will always remain free and open to the public, as he intended. It’s really a remarkable story to read.
Almost as remarkable as seeing this in person.
There’s the big one, (Mason) holding up the rock from underneath.
They call this last one the Kissing Camels rock. If you look towards the top right, you can see the hole in which just above, it looks like camels kissing.
The red rock landscape is so remarkably stunning, it’s a must see if you’re in the Colorado Springs area. And remember. It’s FREE!
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