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Perkins Central Garden Trail

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 4.8 (5)

An easy and accessible path from the main parking area past the park's main sights.


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0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

6,457' 1,968 m

High

6,408' 1,953 m

Low

40' 12 m

Up

89' 27 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

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Family Friendly The entire route is paved and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

Rock climbing requires a permit.
Park hours:
May 1- October 31: 5am - 11pm
November 1 - April 30: 5am - 9pm

Description

This fully paved and accessible path starts from the main parking area at the northern end of Garden of the Gods. The path heads south past trail information and restrooms. You'll have lovely views of Kissing Camels to the right/west and White Rock to the left/east. The trail then turns right/west through the Gateway and past Sentinel Rock. Follow the central loop in either direction to get various views of Kissing Camels, Sentinel Rock, Three Graces, and South Gateway Rock. The trail returns to the parking area from along the same pathway you took to get to from the parking area to the Gateway.

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  4.8 from 5 votes

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Photos

Kissing Camels
May 8, 2018 near Manitou…, CO
The moon hides behind Gray Rock.
Apr 2, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Primary colors at the Garden of the Gods with a hint of April snow.
May 20, 2021 near Manitou…, CO
White Rock formation at the Garden of the Gods.
May 20, 2021 near Manitou…, CO
North (left) and South (right) Gateway Rocks viewed from the Central Garden Trail.
May 20, 2021 near Manitou…, CO
The walking trails through the Garden of the Gods offer unique perspectives of this otherworldly rock formations.
Jul 12, 2018 near Manitou…, CO

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