Garden of the Gods is a public park established in 1909 and designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. The rock formations resulted when the Rocky Mountains were created. The park has a visitors' center and offers many recreational opportunities.
If you are in the area, it's well worth a visit. The place may not be as imposing as Pikes Peak, but it's a lot prettier. More information is available on the park's web site and it's Wikipedia entry.
What does any of this have to do with Alabama history? Beats me...but it sure is random!
Approaching the park and some of its many distinctive red rocks.
Here's a view from the visitor center parking lot.
Pikes Peak looming in the background, as it does everywhere in this part of Colorado.
Rock climbing is popular in the park, and we saw several teams on various outcroppings.