“Motorless Morning” at Garden of the Gods

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This special event at Garden of the Gods Park eliminates motor vehicle access within the park from 5 a.m.-noon, offering guests a unique experience in the park.

Without cars, the park’s winding roadways beckon to cyclists and joggers, skaters and dog walkers, offering the chance for a wide variety of user groups to join together, slow down and enjoy the splendor of this wonderful city park.  

At noon, the park will reopen to motor vehicles.

As always, admission to the park is free.

Download a park map

Rules

All park rules and regulations, including speed limits, apply; there will be designated slow zones and one-way traffic.

The one exception to park rules is that skateboarding is allowed. Skateboarders must stay on roads.

Visitors may encounter bicyclists and ebikers, hikers and runners, skateboards, and vistors with dogs. Please be considerate of others and share the trails so that everyone can have a safe and enjoyable time.

How to get to the park

30th Street will be closed in both directions between Gateway and Mesa roads. Access to Garden of the Gods Park and the Visitor & Nature Center will be open with access from the south on 30th Street. Visitors should follow all onsite detour signs and prepare for congestion when entering and exiting the park.

Free Parking

  • Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center (1805 30th Street),
  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post (324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs)
  • Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (corner of 30th Street and Gateway Road).

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.

Due to the 30th Street Corridor Project, parking in the overflow lot will be limited.

Other Events

The Early Bird Hike & Bike at Garden of the Gods is another opportunity for recreationalists to enjoy the park and its roadways without motor vehicles. See event dates

 

Event dates

Location Garden of the Gods (map)
1805 N 30th St,
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Date/Time Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 5:00am to 12:00pm