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Old 04-01-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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I will be visiting Wyoming in June. I have also always wanted to travel to Colorado. I will most likely be staying in Cheyenne. Should I drive from Cheyenne to Colorado Springs to see the Garden of the Gods? Is the drive worth it or not? Also, anywhere else in Colorado that I should go to?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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Garden of the Gods is very nice; I don't know if it is drive-172-miles nice - that depends on where you live, what you've seen before, what your expectations are. There's some pretty spectacular scenery in Wyoming as well (Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, etc., although not necessarily any closer to Cheyenne). I would say it would be worth it if you can make a day of it and see some others things down here as well. But just for GOG, I don't think I'd do it personally unless I happened to be someone who likes driving.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:39 PM
 
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Garden of the Gods is very nice; I don't know if it is drive-172-miles nice - that depends on where you live, what you've seen before, what your expectations are. There's some pretty spectacular scenery in Wyoming as well (Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, etc., although not necessarily any closer to Cheyenne). I would say it would be worth it if you can make a day of it and see some others things down here as well. But just for GOG, I don't think I'd do it personally unless I happened to be someone who likes driving.
Ive never been to Colorado before. I would be up in Wyoming for a few days and if I had any extra time left, I thought maybe I could go see the Garden of the Gods for a little while, and then spend the remainder of the day in Denver before I head back to Cheyenne to catch my flight home.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I agree with Otowi. There's plenty of red rock out in the west. You could go to Roxborough State Park, which is just a few miles from Denver. Personally, I think it equals GOG in terms of red rock scenery, although it is different. There are a couple of nice hikes there. You can Google some pics of it to get an idea. And it is much better than Red Rocks park just a few miles north.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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It is 450 miles from Cheyenne to the Tetons. As much as I love them, that is a serious time commitment.

If the the Garden of the Gods was less accessible and if it was not something so mundane as a city park it would be more widely recognized for what it is - one of the most fascinating geological features in North America. I think it would easily be worth the under-three hour drive providing you could spend the time to really see the park. To drive down, drive through, and head back would be an almost certain disappointment.

It has to be recognized that Rocky Mountain National Park is much closer to Cheyenne and is a remarkable place as well.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Downtown Co Sps
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GotG is certainly a beautiful place. Heck, I chose it to get engaged at. But in your situation of limited time, I'd consider seeing other parts of CO that are closer and you'll still be able to see some amazing things. As the poster above mentioned, Rocky Mountain National Park is awesome. In the time you spent driving down the interstate to get to Co Sps you could actually be walking around in nature and see some great views. Also, by not coming all the way down and having to go through Denver, you'll have less of a chance of being stuck in traffic. And trying to get out on I 70 to go to say Mt Evans or something could also get you into some traffic issues. Instead, stay north/northwest of Denver and use that time to take in more nature. Estes Park is a great little city. Might consider going a bit more south to Boulder as well. You could make a nice drive down the front range all the way to Boulder then pretty easily catch I 25 back up.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Or, if you'd really like to see GotG, skip the Denver part of your trek. Instead, add in Cheyenne Canyon and Helen Hunt Falls here in the Springs, or the Air Force Academy. Maybe even both.

And, I fully agree with Arrby. If you're just going to drive through GotG, it's not worth the drive. But, if you're going to park the car and explore a bit, it could very weel be worth the effort.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:30 PM
 
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If you're athletic, you could take a go at the Manitou Incline along with a stop at Garden of the Gods.
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