A quick but overlooked hike at Garden of the Gods is the Ridge Trail
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Start out in parking lot 10 off Juniper Way
Walk up hill through the parking lot until you get to the upper entrance of the lot.
Cross the street
The Ridge Trail
In about two minutes the trail comes to a Y. It’s a loop so you can go either way. The pictures below are from when we took a right at the Y.
In a couple minutes you come to a lookout.
Just continue to follow the trail and enjoy the amazing sites.
Eventually you come back to the Y in the trail.
Cross the road and be back to your car in a couple minutes.
Summary – Garden of the Gods Hike Ridge Trail
The entire hike takes only about 15 minutes but has some amazing views.
Also it’s close to the main Garden Trail but has a fraction of the tourists so I find it more enjoyable.
If you will be in Garden of the Gods this is a worthwhile detour.