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This is another piece from my morning in the Garden of the Gods last week. Several people commented that they hadn't heard of the Garden of the Gods, which made me realize that we only know what is around us and what we see on trips. The Garden of the Gods is the 3rd most visited location in Colorado Springs, along with Pikes Peak and the Air Force Academy, both also pretty spectacular places geologically.
The Garden of the Gods Park has incredible geologic features: ancient sedimentary rock beds of red, blue, purple, and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically. These shifts and faults were caused by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Pike Peak massif.
This is the view from the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center parking lot, with Pikes Peak hidden in the clouds.