We have been there before, but loved going there again, this time taking Judy's mother who had never seen it... The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. If you are travelling on busy I-25 between Denver and Pueblo, you will see the Garden of the Gods without even getting off the Interstate. It is that unusual and distinctive, with the great looming red rock formations. They are quite different in color from the rest of the surrounding landscape, whether it is the purple mountain majesties background of the Rockies (with Pike's Peak in the center of it all) or the green of the surrounding rolling foothills. Thewe are a few of the photos I made that day--and yes the colors were that vivid, I did not enhance them in any way.