Perkins Central Garden Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Perkins Central Garden Trail
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: Colorado Springs
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Take Exit #146 from hwy 25 which is also known as the Garden of the Gods Road. You go west towards the mountains for approximately 2.5 miles then turn left onto 30th street. The visitors center is on the left and entrance to the park is on the right.
Total Hike Distance: 1.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: at main parking lot
Trails Used: Perkins Central Garden Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: City Park Service
Contact Information: Garden of the Gods
1805 N. 30th st.
Colorado Springs,
CO, 80904

Best Season: Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs
Road Conditions: Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: Perkins Central Garden Trail starts from the main parking lot next to the restrooms and is a 1.5 mile looping trail that ends where it begins. The trail is paved with only about a 50 foot incline making it ideal for beginners, small children, and handicapped individuals. The scenery is of some unusual but spectacular looking red rocks that have unusual shapes. The trail takes you down a path which meanders below these rock formations there are lots of benches and plenty of great spots for pictures however there is little shade and it can be very hot in the late summer or early fall. The park is free to visit unless you want to pay for a guided jeep tour or rock climbing. It is open 8 am to 8 pm memorial day through labor day and from 9am to 5 pm the rest of the year. It makes a great place to go hiking or have a picnic lunch with the family while enjoying the scenery.



10,850 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Perkins Central Garden Trail - August 31, 2013 Trip Report August 31, 2013 4 stars 1 hour sadonna


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