God's Garden - Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Almost every time I am in Denver, I make it a point to drive south and visit the Garden of the Gods. It is a park that is run by the town of Colorado Springs and it is free (that is right - free). The rock formations that are found in this almost 1,400 acre park are simply stunning. The sandstone colors are reminiscent of the southwestern desert although the area is clearly not close to the desert. 

This particular photo was taken just I was heading down the trail from the main parking lot. On the left, near the top of the formation is a tiny opening (at least from this vantage point - I am sure it is really large) that is known as the kissing camels. Even though the sun was not shining on the formation, the colors still pop with that orange sandstone look.