Motorless Morning


“Motorless Morning” scheduled for April 24 in Garden of the Gods Park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – On Saturday, April 24, the City of Colorado Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department will host a Motorless Morning in Garden of the Gods Park. The special event will eliminate motor vehicle access within the park from 5 a.m.-noon. The department is also bringing back Early Bird Hike & Bikes this year, which are monthly weekday motorless events from 5-8 a.m.

During Motorless Morning, visitors can park their vehicles at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center (1805 30th Street), Garden of the Gods Trading Post (324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs) or in the overflow parking lot at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (corner of 30th Street and Gateway Road). As always, the park will remain free and open to the public. Park rules and regulations, including speed limits, apply; however, skateboards and longboards are welcome on park roads during this event. There will also be designated slow zones and one-way traffic. At noon that day, the park will reopen to motor vehicles.

Designated parking for persons with disabilities is available at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center. From the visitor center, a shuttle into the main parking lot will be available upon request on Motorless Morning for those guests who need it. All park visitors will have access to accessible routes into and throughout the park, and the City will permit the use of other power-driven mobility devices (OPDMD), per its OPDMD policy.

This will be the fifth Motorless Morning held in Garden of the Gods. The event was held in April and October of 2018 and 2019. Motorless Morning was not held in 2020 due to COVID-19. In its place, the city offered scaled motorless events in 2020 called the Early Bird Hike & Bike.

In 2021, Early Bird Hike & Bikes will take place from 5-8 a.m. on the last Wednesday of the following months: May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29. Per normal park rules, skateboards and longboards are not permitted during these events.


Event Information

Event Date 04-24-2021 5:00 am
Event End Date 04-24-2021 12:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price FREE EVENT