Garden of the Gods Wilderness

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  • Red Rocks, Blue Skies - yeah, I think the gods would like this place!

    Oct 9, 2008 by pilarzmom is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful rock formations, no entrance fee
    Cons: a bit crowded. Visitors Center too commercial with 2 gift shops.

    Summary: When most people think of Colorado, they think of the Rocky Mountains. But just as spectacular and not to be overlooked are the colorful red Lyons sandstone formations known as Hogbacks. Don't be swayed by this less than glamorous term as these rocks are ... read more

  • Great day trip in Southern Illinois

    Sep 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scenic, not crowded, fun day trip with friends
    Cons: Dangerous when wet VERY little help in area, No help available on Sunday

    Summary: Just wanted to add my two cents to the reviews of Garden of the gods in Illinois. It's a great little day trip as long as you prepare for it. If you want to hike, see some beautiful scenery and do a little rock climbing, this is the place to ... read more

  • The Garden of the Gods is Pure Magic!

    Jan 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Geological formations, scenic views, and wilderness!
    Cons: None for a mere mortal to criticize.

    Summary: “The Garden of the Gods is Pure Magic”. I live a mere 45 miles from one of the most unique places in the state of Illinois, that is, The Garden of the Gods. The Garden of the Gods is divided into The Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, within ... read more

  • Garden of the Gods Wilderness and Recreation Area

    May 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Natural beauty, observation trails, close by other sights
    Cons: off the beaten path (which is not entirely bad)

    Summary: Located in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois an awe-inspiring natural abundance of beauty awaits! Off the beaten path of interstates and big cities, lies The Garden of the Gods, which lives up to its name! I have lived in ... read more

  • "Spectacular,"Garden of the gods

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful and quiet, nice place to take the family
    Cons: not enough facilities, some danger spots,keep close eye on children

    Summary: "Garden of the gods" lies in 270,000 acre Shawnee National Forest just outside Elizabethtown,Illinois. Living in bordering KY ,I know "we" have great parks and forests,but Il,who would have thought it? The first time my family and I ... read more

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  • Come Experience God's Nature!!!

    Apr 9, 2005 by
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    Pros: - Beautiful - Breathtaking - Photo Opportunities are great - Great Tasting water!!!!!
    Cons: - Dangerous in areas - Slippery when wet -

    Summary: I've been a semi-yearly visitor of Garden of the Gods since I was introduced to it. The views are nothing shy of breath-taking. While you're at Garden of the Gods, please make note of "Camel Rock", it's 100% natural, and not man made ... very hard ... read more

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