The Garden of the Gods

I love living here in beautiful Colorado Springs!  It had been my dream to move back to Colorado for thirty years and I finally made it.  I looked at several places but I chose Colorado Springs for two main reasons: it’s abounding natural beauty, being so close to the mountains, and the lower cost of living compared to other parts of the State.  One of the most beautiful places to visit here is The Garden of the Gods, just a short drive from where I live!  While I was busy ‘nesting’ in my new apartment, my two grown children, who helped me <a data-pin-do=”buttonBookmark” data-pin-tall=”true” data-pin-round=”true” data-pin-save=”false” href=””><img src=”//” /></a>make this move, took a hiking tour of The Garden of the Gods.

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This is my beautiful, sweet daughter, April.  Just look at that great big smile!

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And this is my handsome and equally sweet son, Chris.  I think his smile says it all too!


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Here he is climbing one of the many iron rich rocks to get a better view of the valley below

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This is a great photo of the two of them together.

There are many different trails and places to climb for every fitness level.  The landscape truly is breathtaking everywhere you look!

There is also a gift shop called ‘The Trading Post’ with tons of souvenirs, eateries, and places to relax.


The Trading Post


The Trading Post Patio out back.

I hope you enjoyed my brief tour of The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.  And I hope I’ve inspired you to visit.  I know you won’t be disappointed!

10 thoughts on “The Garden of the Gods

    • Michelle says:

      Oh yes, we had a wonderful time that I will remember for a long time to come. I do feel blessed!

      Happy day to you too, friend!

  1. Cherrye Kellogg says:

    This is a wonderful bl9g. I am so happy you have moved to colorado springs. I am looking forward to seeing you soon. September 20 is my birthday. I planning on having a get togethet. I will be 58, and pleasantly plump, I still have strong mind. Best of all I love life. I can let you know what is the date for my birthday.

    • Michelle says:

      How wonderful, Cherry! I would love to finally meet you in person and celebrate your birthday with you! And thank you so much for liking my blog. I really enjoy doing it 🙂

    • michelle says:

      Hey, Jeanne! Thanks so much for the sweet comment. My daughter is actually the photographer for this post. I think she’s talented too 😉 Hope to see you again soon!

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