Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon - one day trip

with Chaos & Nyx at the Red Rock Canyon

Yesterday was my first trip outside the city. The whole family of hubby, myself and the dogs went to Colorado Springs for a day trip and we had an amazing time!

Americans aren't huge of Easter and most people don't have Friday or Monday off, unlike Australia where you have a 4 day long weekend. Luckily hubby got the day off and I figured that Monday will be the perfect day to go for a trip as it won't be as busy as going on the weekend. This was the right decision so if you get a day off when most people don't, use it and go for a trip!

We started our trip at the Garden of the Gods, which is only an hour and a bit away from Aurora, where we live. The views there are spectacular with red rocks in different shapes and the snowie Pikes Peak in the background. Garden of the Gods offers hiking trials, rock climbing, cycling and even just by driving through you are sure to enjoy the views. We did one hike starting at Parking Lot 7 and going around, had a snack and then drove to the Red Rock Canyon, which is only about 5-10 minutes drive from Garden of the Gods. 

Entrance to Garden of the Gods with Pikes Peak in the background

Tree growing in the rock

Red Rock Canyon also has magnificent views and great for hiking and cycling. We did one longish hike which surely exhausted myself and the dogs. 

Dogs on a leash are allowed into both attractions, which is fantastic! Chaos and Nyx seemed to enjoy the trip although they were exhausted and slept for the rest of the day after the trip and the whole night!

Red Rock Canyon

All the pictures in this post belong to me so please don't use them without my approval. Thanks!

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