The outstanding geologic features of the park are the ancient sedimentary beds of deep-red, pink and white sandstones, conglomerates and limestone that were deposited horizontally, but have now been tilted vertically and faulted into "fins" by the immense mountain building forces caused by the uplift of the Rocky Mountainsand the Pikes Peakmassif. The following Pleistocene Ice Age resulted in erosion and glaciation of the rock, creating the present rock formations. Evidence of past ages can be read in the rocks: ancient seas, eroded remains of ancestral mountain ranges, alluvial fans, sandy beaches and great sand dune fields.
This park is a must see if you are in the Colorado Springs Area. The park can be driven through and most formations are visible via the paved roads of the park. Well worth going out of your way to see.
Things to see and do:
Ride a bike through the park.
Sign up for a Jeep, Segway, or trolley tour.
Take a guided nature tour.
1805 N. 30th St.,
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904
Phone: (719) 634-6666