If you're in Colorado Springs, by all means, you have to stop at the Garden. GOG is literally one of the most bizarre geological formations in all of Colorado, and rightfully so.
Here's the deal: There was a lot of sandy deposit, and then some more and some more. Over the years, it was smashed into sandstone, and then some sort of uplift occured, so this entire horizontal layer of sand was now a vertical layer of sand. As time passed, the softer sand eroded away until what you see at the Garden was left over: the hardest of the hard sand layers, sticking straight up in the air, up to 400 feet. What's even more bizarre is that these plates are sometimes as narrow as 6 feet! It lo...Read More