Garden of the Gods

Hiking Trails in Colorado | Garden of the Gods

Trail Information

Trail Name: Siamese Twins Loop TrailHiking Trails in Colorado | Garden of the Gods

Location: Garden of the Gods, Colorado

Date: October 8, 2019

Time at the Trail Head: 1:00 pm

Trail Length: 0.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 104 feet

Elev. at Trail Head: 6,292 feet

# of Hikers Passed: 25

# of Mnt. Bikers Passed: 0

# of Horses Passed: 0

Mosquitoes: 0

Trail Research

The trail research was easy on this one. Several of my family members wanted to go see the Garden of the Gods, so we hopped in the truck and headed to Colorado Springs. My nephew picked the Siamese Twins, as he had been there before and really liked it.

Hiking Trails in Colorado | Garden of the Gods

Drive to the Trail

It’s always a great day when you get to drive along the Rocky Mountains and end up in the Garden of the Gods. The scenery is always spectacular and the views are amazing.

Drive to the Garden of the Gods

Pikes Peak is so tall and stands alone that it is nearly always visible from many parts of Denver.

Pikes Peak on Drive to the Garden of the Gods

My Day on the Trail

I hadn’t written a trail review on the Siamese Twins Loop Trail because it was just my family and I hanging out in Colorado Springs, and then I realized that I had some cool pics that all of you might enjoy, and everyone seems to want to visit the Garden of the Gods.

Garden of the Gods

We walked around the central garden area and saw many rock climbers climbing and repelling several of the rocks in the area. We even shot some video of the rock climbers you can see at the end of this review.

Rock Climbers at the Garden of the Gods

Everyone was extremely nice and we even talked to several of the rock climbers and were given a little lesson in what they were doing. Some of the climbers we talked to had come in from Utah.

It was a beautiful warm October day in Colorado and it seems everyone had chosen this day to come to the Garden of the Gods. There was a lot of traffic but it wasn’t hard to get around the park, but finding a place to park in some locations was a challenge.

The trail in the central area of the park is not so much or a trail, as it is a 10-foot wide concrete sidewalk, but it makes it nice when you have so many visitors walking through the park.Garden of the Gods

There are so many magnificent rocks and trails here at the Garden of the Gods, but the one thing I remember hearing a lot is, I didn’t bring enough water. The sun is more intense at the higher altitudes so make sure you’re prepared for that. Bring a nice ball cap or broad rimmed hat.

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Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Rock Formations

We stayed and watched the climbers for about 30 minutes before heading off to another area of the park. One of my nephews thought the Siamese Twins were cool enough to re-visit, so off we went.Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Of course, this next picture is one of the iconic pictures of the Garden.

Garden of the Gods

The mountain in the background is Chyenne Mountain.

It wasn’t long before we started on our short hike and had some incredible views of the Siamese Twins.

Siamese Twins

Siamese Twins

The trail is easy to walk in this area. It’s not a hike at all, but it may feel like it to some. Just make sure to bring a hat and some water on a sunny day.

Garden of the Gods Trail

You can see Pikes Peak really well from the Garden of the Gods.

Pikes Peak from the Garden of the Gods

Trail Recommendations

Everyone needs to visit the Garden of the Gods if you’re are anywhere close to Colorado Springs. It is a beautiful park with some of the most incredible rock formations.

Remember to be prepared for a little more walking then you might expect, and pack some extra water, sun screen and a nice hat.

Food

We were all hot, thirsty and hungry so we stopped at Rudy’s on the way home. It was nice and cool inside and the brisket sandwich was incredible.

Rudy's

If you would like to see more, then check out this short video of the Garden of the Gods on YouTube.

I would love to know if you have had any experience on this trail or have other trails you love to hike. Leave a Comment Below or send me an Email.

 

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Garden of the Gods

7

Scenic Drive

8.0/10

Accessibility

10.0/10

Mountain Views

7.0/10

Lake or Stream Views

0.0/10

Well Maintained Trails

10.0/10

Pros

  • Magnificent Rock Formations
  • Easy Access & Walking
  • Incredible Views of the Rockies
  • Variety of Trails to Choose From

Cons

  • Crowded
  • Parking Can be a Problem

14 thoughts on “Hiking Trails in Colorado | Garden of the Gods”

  1. What an inspiring post!
    Thank you for making us discover this beautiful landscape and introducing us to this wonderful garden of God of Colorado.
    This is an amazing garden! 

    It makes me want to be there. But surely God willing I’ll visit this beautiful Garden of God one day!

    Thank you for sharing!!

    1. You are very welcome. I love getting out and visiting all of these incredible places and sharing them with friends like you.

      Rick

  2. Hi! The scenary getting to the garden of the Gods is beautiful. I have been told (and you had also pointed it out in this post) that the scenery is spectacular. In trips like these I usually go as a copilot so I like to have my camera prepared. I have an Instagram account were I publish pics and I take of nature.

    My husband and I have wanted to go to the Garden of the Gods for a long time. We’re both fit and excited about this trip.

    1. There is so much to do here in Colorado. Sometimes I wish I could be a co-pilot as I’m always wanting to take a lot of pictures. 

      I’m thinking of mounting a GoPro on the front of my truck so I can snap pictures on the drive. There some great pictures I would like to have but there was no good place to pull over to get the photo.

      Let me know when you plan on visiting Colorado and I can give you some advice places to visit.

      Rick

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