The City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department shares details about a recent transportation study designed to help provide a better visitor experience at Garden of the Gods Park. The parks department hired Volpe National Transportation Systems Center to conduct the study, which was funded by the Garden of the Gods Foundation. The department seeks feedback from residents about proposed ways to alleviate congestion, enhance access and reduce emissions.
“We know Garden of the Gods is a jewel in our parks system, and therefore it is vital that we work to take care of it, improve accessibility and protect it from the excessive environmental impact caused by high traffic numbers. We hope to explore several alternative transportation options to improve the overall visitor experience.” said Kim King, Parks Administration Manager. “It is our ultimate goal to ensure that this beautiful landmark can be enjoyed safely and responsibly by tourists and residents alike for generations to come.”
- Anytime of year is a good time in Garden of the Gods.
Key elements of the Garden of the Gods Transportation Study:
Access to Garden of the Gods Park will remain free
Shuttle service between Rock Ledge Ranch, the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, and Garden of the Gods Park
New ADA accessible trail along the north side of Gateway Road
Increased parking at Rock Ledge Ranch