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Colorado: Garden of the Gods Geology, History & Ecology
How did it get the name Garden of the Gods? Early European explorers rode into this beautiful valley of Red Rock formations and one exclaimed "This would be a magnificent place for a beer garden", his companion replied "A beer garden indeed, this is a place fit for the gods to assemble. We shall call it Garden of the Gods." In 1909 Charles Perkins, the owner of the garden donated the land to the city of Colorado Springs with the stipulation that it always remain free for the people of the world to enjoy. In 1972 the Garden of the Gods was designated as a National Natural Landmark. The towering red rocks were formed over 300 million years ago. This one-day program will focus on Colorado Geology, History and Ecology. Program will be lead by a experienced naturalist.
9:00 am Arrival at Garden of the Gods Visitor Center
9:30-11:30 am Lecture and Orientation
11:30-12:00 pm Slide Show Presentation
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch and Native American Dance Presentation
1:30-3:30 pm Interpretive Hike through the Park
3:30-4:00 pm Closing
Dates and Details:
$75 per person based on a minimum of 10 participants. Price includes guides, slide show, lunch and dance presentation and guide book.
Call Pam at 720-746-0748 or email her at email@example.com