Garden of the Gods [Denver, CO]

Warning: The images you’re about to see contain lots and lots of rocks. Trust me, they’re a lot prettier than that sounds.

Earlier this month, my mom joined me in Denver at the tail end of a business trip. With the hectic schedule of executing my organization’s annual meeting, I was grateful to extend my trip into vacation mode and enjoy some extra time exploring in and around great city of Denver. Craving some wilderness adventure, my mom and I rented a car one day and drove South to Colorado Springs to check out Garden of the Gods, a national natural landmark with incredible rust-colored rock formations (we also ended up at Pike’s Peak, but more to come on that in another post).

We hiked in, around, up and over all sorts of massive red rocks. The landscape was nothing like anything we have on the East Coast. There was a certain point that morning where we just sat on some giant boulders and took it all in with fellow visitors in silence. I could go on about magical this place was, but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

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