Garden Creek originates on Casper Mountain, near the central crest of the mountain. The creek runs through Rotary Park near the base of the mountain, plunging beautifully over a cliff to form the Garden Creek falls. The creek then runs south under Wyoming Boulevard and west of Poplar Street, through the Valley Hill neighborhood, under CY Avenue through the Fort Casper neighborhood on a course to the North Platte River.

The Garden Creek corridor contains steep banks. As the creek flows from 8,000 feet in elevation on Casper Mountain to approximately 900 feet in elevation at the river, the fast flowing water causes erosion and down-cutting and of course based on current conditions will be viewed with a watchful eye.