Falcon Wanderers Volkssporting Club
P.O. Box 17162
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-7162

Garden of the Gods Year-Round Photos   courtesy of Russ Bechtold
Special Programs: Walking the USA, A-Z
Walking the United States (50 States/51 Capitals)
Distance:  5 & 11 Kilometers (3.1 / 6.8 miles) Walk
Rating:  3C
Functionally Disadvantaged Trail:
Distance:  2 Km
Rating:  2B (slight incline and altitude)
YRE:  Daily, January 1 through December 31. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Start/Finish times:  Summer, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Winter, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Starting point:  Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Ln, Manitou Springs, CO
Directions:  From I-25, take exit 141 (Highway 24 West), and proceed west.  Exit at the "Highway 24 Business Route, Manitou Avenue" sign and turn left onto Manitou Ave.  At the first traffic light (Beckers Ln), turn north (left) and continue to the Trading Post.  During the summer, you can ride the trolley from Manitou Springs to the Trading Post, for a small fee.
Event info:  Bring your walking sticks and enjoy walking through the Garden of the Gods.  The dirt trail is rated a 3C, because of some hills and the altitude (6,412 ft).  Route is on dirt trails through spectacular rock formations.  Bring your cameras.  Strollers and wheelchairs can complete portions of the trails (especially in the central garden area), but not the entire 5/11Km.  Leashed pets only!  Restrooms are available at the start/finish.  County:  El Paso.* Functionally disadvantaged trail is rated a 2B, due to slight incline and the altitude.
POC: Steve and Gretchen Sandridge moc.liamg@retarqbb 719-351-8048