Earth Day

Earth Day at Garden of the Gods is a special celebration. Every year we strive to bring the community together and celebrate the earth that we all enjoy. We offer many fun and free family activities at both Rock Ledge Ranch and the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. Check back anually as we celebrate Earth Day!

April Earth Day, CHECK BACK for more information.


Bighorn Sheep Day

Free family fun! Every February come help celebrate our state mammal and learn all about the Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep. Youth activities, guided nature walks, door prizes, Bighorn talks, touch tables, shuttle rides to bighorn lookouts, and more!

February Bighorn Sheep Day, CHECK BACK for more information.



Two running events are held in the Garden of the Gods Park each summer. The Grand Prix of Running sponsors a 5K/5M run and The Garden of the Gods 10-Mile Run™ which is part of the Colorado Runners Triple Crown. These races have it all — a spectacular setting, a physically demanding course, competition in almost every age group, excellent runner support, unique finisher medals and great shirts. This is one of the most beautiful and challenging race venues anywhere!

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Bike Rides

The Starlight Spectacular held each summer in the Garden of the Gods Park is a nighttime recreational bike ride benefiting the Trails and Open Space Coalition of Colorado Springs. This race is the first event of Ridefinders Bike Week.