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Motorless Morning at Garden of the Gods Park on Saturday

Colorado Jill
Garden of the Gods in Colorado SpringsImage by Lexus_ from Pixabay

(Colorado Springs, CO) With towering red rock formations of all shapes and sizes, Garden of the Gods Park is a sight to behold. This geological wonder is one of the most popular Colorado Springs attractions, and there is often lots of auto traffic, but not this Saturday.

On April 30th, from 5:00 a.m. until noon, Garden of the Gods Park will be closed to vehicular traffic. Walkers, runners, bikers, and skaters can explore the park for seven hours without sharing the road with cars.

Motorless Morning happens twice a year, once each spring and fall. These are the only times that skateboards and longboards are allowed in the park.

As always, the park is free.

On Motorless Morning, visitors can park their cars at Garden of the Gods Nature Center (1805 30th Street), Rock Ledge Ranch (3105 Gateway Road), or Garden of the Gods Trading Post (324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs).

Early Bird Hike and Bike

Garden of the Gods Park will also have early morning motor-free time from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. once a month this summer. This special opportunity falls on the last Wednesday of the month.

During this time, the park is open to walkers, runners, bikers, and inline skaters, but skateboards and longboards are not allowed.

The Early Bird Hike and Bike dates for 2022 are:

  • Wednesday, May 25
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, July 27
  • Wednesday, August 31
  • Wednesday, September 28

These dates are subject to change due to construction on 30th Street, so it is best to confirm the day before the event. For more information, go here.

Garden of the Gods Park has a different feel when exploring it without auto traffic. You can enjoy the park at a leisurely pace while savoring the beautiful sights and natural sounds. It is worth the trip.

I'll see you there!

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