Colorado Springs, CO
July 12, 2014
When trying to decide on a place to stay in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods RVC Outdoor Destinations was at the top of the list. Why? Well, we have stayed at RVC Outdoor Destinations in Freeport, FL, Carrabelle Beach, FL and Pine Mountain, GA and enjoyed all three. So giving Garden of the Gods a try was really a no brainer. GotGs RV Resort was purchased by RVC Outdoor Destinations in 2012. It is undergoing a transformation. Some things have been a disappointment for us like the close proximity of sites on the "C" row where we are and we think some fresh gravel would help make it look and feel nicer. There are some sections in this park of 173 sites plus lots of tent camping and lodges, that are new...like the executive sites. But they are not for monthly stays. The pools (2) are new and the laundry rooms (2) are big and up to date. There are lots and LOTS of families here on vacation as there are not any other nicer places to stay here in Colorado Springs. We have checked! The cottonwood trees here are huge...so huge in fact for the first time in 2 years, we have had to use our tailgater for satellite reception. But we are not complaining about that as we do love the shade...lots of shade! The absolute best thing about Garden of the Gods RVC Outdoor Destinations is the location. Historic Manitou Springs is just a short walk (or bike ride) on the Midland Trail if you turn right out of the park and Historic Downtown Co Springs is the same if you go left out of the park. Both have lots of cute boutiques and offer a variety of restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Also, my favorite is that Garden of the Gods Park is only 5 minutes away by car. We have enjoyed lots of walks/hikes there. After having spent time in Utah, I wasn't sure if Garden of the Gods would have any appeal. I was pleasantly surprised. There are sidewalks as well as lots of trails to choose from.
Our first morning there and first sighting of wildlife!
Wrecks and Dover joined us one morning!
One of the many tall, skinny spires on the Central Garden Trail...
|Common Mullein Flowers|
Colorado Sunflowers lined the Dakota Trail.
One lonely pine tree...
...hanging on for dear life!
Its a thistle party and you are invited!
Blowing in the wind...I wish the floating seed pods had shown up in my picture.
|Orange Paintbrush Flower|
A view from the side...
|Purple Prairie Clover|
Garden of the Gods Visitor Center...
A beautiful tutu...
|Fairy Trumpet Flowers|
Until next time, enjoy
and happy trails! (Or "The end" as Judy would say!)