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Gateway Trail

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 3.8 (4)

A trail connecting the visitor center to the main area of Garden of the Gods.


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0.4

Miles

0.7

KM

Point to Point

6,369' 1,941 m

High

6,314' 1,925 m

Low

55' 17 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

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Park hours:
May 1- October 31: 5am - 11pm
November 1 - April 30: 5am - 9pm

Description

This is a good route if parking in the main areas of Garden of the Gods is full. Starting from the visitor center parking area, head to the western edge of the parking lot. There will be a paved road that has pedestrian areas marked on it. This path/road will take you safely under N 30th Street. Once through the underpass, look for the dirt path on the western edge of the path/road. Follow this southwest to more or less run parallel to the Gateway Road. You'll hit the Susan G. Bretag Trail and the Juniper Way Loop Road which you'll need to cross to enter the main area of the park.

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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Cathedral Valley's red sandstone formations.
Feb 27, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
Gray Rock glowing at the Garden of the Gods.
May 20, 2021 near Manitou…, CO
Fast changing light on North and South Gateway Rocks at the Garden of the Gods.
May 20, 2021 near Manitou…, CO
The White Rock looks ghostly in comparison with the fin behind it!
Sep 29, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Garden of the Gods entrance sign.
Apr 23, 2018 near Manitou…, CO

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