I was curious why this park in Colorado Springs, CO was named Garden of the Gods.
It was August of 1859 when two surveyors started out from Denver City to begin a townsite, soon to be called Colorado City. While exploring nearby locations, they came upon a beautiful area of sandstone formations. M. S. Beach, who related this incident, suggested that it would be a “capital place for a beer garden” when the country grew up. His companion, Rufus Cable, a “young and poetic man”, exclaimed, “Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the Gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” It has been so called ever since.
It was raining lightly, but the weather was very nice for a walk and drive through the beautiful red sandstone formations.
The Garden of the Gods is without doubt the premier tourist attraction here in Colorado Springs. My wife and I spend many hours there each year. Winter when the park is blanketed in fresh snow is when the Garden is absolutley breath taking. Thank you, Zack, for commenting on our gem in the rough. A COS resident.
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