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Manitou Springs, Colorado: Balanced Rock

One of America's most popular Balanced Rocks. It's right next to the road and has its own parking lot.

Garden of the Gods

Garden Drive, Manitou Springs, CO
Garden of the Gods. I-25 exit 141. Drive north on US Hwy 24 for four miles. Exit at Manitou Ave. and bear right at the bottom of the ramp. Cross under US Hwy 24 and make an immediate right onto Garden of the Gods Place. Turn right onto El Paso Blvd, then make first left onto Garden Drive. Drive less than a half-mile to the rock.
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Balanced Rock.

Balanced Rock

There are few parking spaces nearby, but definitely hike around this place. It's beautiful all year round, and less crowded in the winter.

[Jenn, 03/24/2019]

Balanced Rock.

Balanced Rock

This is an amazing oddity of nature and is truly marvelous to see.

[Gerald D Massey, 07/08/2012]

We've always appreciated this Balanced Rock because of its forethought to be right next to the road, with its own parking lot. Generations of travelers have pulled off and posed next to it, gambling that they won't be the ones standing beside Balanced Rock when it finally becomes unbalanced.

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The Great Fruitcake TossThe Great Fruitcake Toss, Manitou Springs, CO - < 1 mi.
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Dinosaurs and Flintstones, Cripple Creek, CO - 14 mi.

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