Exploring Garden of the Gods, Colorado


When you live somewhere it’s easy to take for granted the beauty that lays in your own backyard. I used to live in Colorado and always thought it beautiful but never fully appreciated it until moving away. Each time I return I see this place through a different lens. I lived at the foothills of the mountains and Garden of the Gods always stood in view. The red rocks of the park protrude and stand against a background of blue skies and mountain ranges that almost appear fake. The park houses a multitude of hiking trails and massive rock formations. One of the many towering formations resembles two camels kissing, hence the name kissing camels. This land was purchased in 1879 by Charles Elliot Perkins with plans to build a summer home here. Struck by the beauty of the landscape he decided to leave the land in its natural state and donated it to the city of Colorado Springs. His terms were that the park remain free with no structures built on the land. 













Kissing Camels



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Maira Gall