Garden of the Gods–Balanced Rock
Garden of the Gods is a public park in Colorado Springs. It was private property until 1909 when the land was donated to the city. At 1,367 acres it is four times the size of Central Park and took a lot longer t0 build-300,000,000 years to be exact. Balanced Rock is the most frequently photographed formation in the park. It weighs 700 tons but is cemented in place following many attempts to topple it. While still private property, there was a photo concession, which also supplied burros. The burro on the left in the 1910 picture seems to be the same as the one in the second, undated photo. Click to enlarge.