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this is a fun place to visit. They have a lot of stuff in the gift shop and some is from China and expensive, but the rocks are beautiful and the best prices I have seen. I purchased Peacock Ore, are like a rainbow that...More
Our grandkids love to hike here when they come out. A hike in pinon pines, scrub oak, and red rocks with great views. Can be unbearable hot on a hot summer day! Also, watch out for rattlesnakes. That is why it is great in the...More
ADDRESS IS WRONG. Given address is BLM office, displays are about 5 miles north of town on Red Canyon Road (Gold Belt Byway). These displays have recently been updated, giving info about the early dinosaur discoveries mad in this area. Farther north from the rest...More
About a year ago, we went to the Cripple Creek Heritage Center (a great visit if you haven't been there). In it were numerous displays, one on the dinosaurs discovered just south of Cripple Creek. We've lived in Colorado Springs for over 40 years and...More
The quarries have produced incredible dinosaur skeletons. It is interesting to see the 1877 photos of the bones sticking out of the ground and lying on top of the ground. The story boards tell some of the history, but it helps to research Garden Park...More
Oil Well Flats, a BLM, property is in the Garden Park area. There are tons of trails for hiking and biking. Several good parking areas.
The trails are nicely done and you see beautiful rock formations in the distance. You climb high and can see...More
This area is a gold mine for fossils. Stop by the museum and see the fossils, learn about our early history. Paleontologist's started digging north of Canon in the Garden Park Fossil Area in the 1870's. Great drive and history stops along the way on...More
This is a good place to visit for a short hike. It's pretty, but nothing spectacular. Don't be mislead by the term "restrooms" as there is no running water...they are simply out houses. Not a big deal if you know that going in. I would...More