The Garden of the Gods is made up of many rock formations and cliffs that took millions of years to form. Great rivers carried sand and mud to the sea that settled along the shoreline. The weight of the sediments turned them into thick layers of rock. Eventually it raised inland sea above sea level and caused much more sand and mud to fill. Since that time, weather has caused the layers to wear down, creating the beautiful rock formation that now is, Garden of the Gods.
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