The return of Red Rocks Friday finds us at Garden of the Gods, the southernmost exposure of the Fountain Formation along the Front Range.
Preserved as a city park in Colorado Springs, it was given to the city in 1909 by the children of Rancher Charles Elliot Perkins in keeping with their father's wish that it remain free and open to the public.
I've visited at least a half dozen times beginning in 1993. Now that we live here I drop in about every other year on my visits to Pikes Peak. For more on the Colorado Springs area visit Jules' Blog.
The Official City web link is here, but I thought it was rather commercial.......link above is to Wikipedia.
Now we'll follow the red rocks further west in Colorado............................