Explore Ute Pass
Green Mountain Falls sits along the legendary Ute Pass, the oldest documented trail in the West. A natural chasm through the mountains, it has been used as a route from the Great Plains to The High Country for over 10,000 years.
Clocking in at a magnificent 14,115 feet, Pikes Peak is one of the 53 mountains in Colorado that achieves a height of 14,000 feet+, offering it further bragging rights as one of the top 100 mountains in the United States. Talk about altitude!
Pikes Peak attracts more than 500,000 visitors every year, making it the most visited peak in North America. If you think that’s impressive, wait until you see the view. The Cog Railway that goes up to the top of the mountain is presently closed for maintenance and will reopen in 2021. By far the most popular way to summit, driving gives you the freedom to take things at your own pace. Stop at every curve of the road, or cruise straight to the clouds, you’re in charge and can spend as much time as you like during the highway’s daily hours. Bring a picnic, fishing poles, and hiking boots to make a day of it! You can also ride a bike, hike up the mountain, or take a guided tour with Adventures Out West Tours.
Visit pikes-peak.com for more information.
Pikes Peak, located in the Rocky Mountains west of Colorado Springs, is one of the most famous and most attainable 14ers in the country.
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CAVE OF THE WINDS
Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a premier Colorado attraction for more than a century. Explore amazing caverns, experience total cave darkness, and marvel at the beauty of formations hundreds of thousands of years old. Then step outside and walk on the wind on the Wind Walker Challenge Course, fly like a bat on the Bat-a-Pult, and dive into Williams Canyon on the one of a kind aerial dive ride, the TERROR-Dactyl. Lots of family fun, amazing views and memories to last a lifetime!
- (719) 685-5444
- 1000 Cave of the Winds Road; Manitou Springs, CO 80829
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO
Named 4th-Best Zoo in North America by USAToday’s “10Best,” the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is about sharing the wonders of the natural world with kids of all ages and providing memories for a lifetime. Here, you’ll get to explore newly renovated and award-winning exhibits, discover more than 30 species of endangered animals, and interact with our giraffes – don’t miss the chance to hand-feed them! You can also soar over your favorite animal exhibits and take in breathtaking views of the city below on the Mountaineer Sky Ride.
- (719) 633-9925
- 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road; Colorado Springs, CO 80906
NORTH POLE COLORADO
A Christmas-themed tradition since 1956. This enchanted family theme park has something for every member of the family. Meet Santa Claus and his elves. Come ride with us on the unique Christmas Tree Ride, swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, and enjoy a whimsical ride on our Antique Carousel. You can fly through the sky on an Aerial Tram or stay on the ground with the Miniature Train. There are more than two dozen family-friendly rides for your pleasure. Spend time feeding our goats and llamas or watch the magic show. Browse the quaint village shops stocked with unique gifts, perfect for getting your holiday shopping done early!
Open mid-May – Christmas Eve. Times vary – check the website for hours of operation.
- (719) 684-9432
- 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy Cascade, CO 80809
COLORADO WOLF AND
The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is one of very few sanctuaries in the United States which has been certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The center is home to wolves, coyotes and fox that each live and thrive in large wooded enclosures that provide privacy, sanctuary and stimulation for these amazing and beautiful animals. Visitors can take an hour tour to meet all of the resident animals, learn their histories, and gain a better understanding of how they and their habitat are being threatened and what people can do to help. Each tour culminates with a group “wolf howl.”
- (719) 687-9742
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This magnificent series of waterfalls is situated in a 1,250-foot-wall box canyon between the towering Pillars of Hercules.
Located less than one mile from The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s most captivating natural wonders. Take in stunning vistas of verdant valleys, striking rock formations and golden prairies as you climb the challenging 224 steps to the hiking trails and the banks of glistening streams that feed Seven Falls, and its 181-foot drop of falling water.
- (855) 923-7272
Due to the unique nature of Seven Falls, the park hours vary by season. Please call the Park before planning to arrive for any updates to Park hours.
Patrons must park at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd located at Norris Penrose Event Center. Parking and shuttle transportation is complimentary; all Seven Falls and 1858 patrons will park at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd.
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GARDEN OF THE GODS
MANITOU CLIFF DWELLINGS
Explore the fascinating architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture will delight visitors of all ages.
- (719) 685-5242
- 10 Cliff Dwellings Rd Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300’ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits. Learn how the amazing red rocks got there with the NEW Geo-Trekker theater experience, shown every 20 minutes. Delight in one of Colorado’s most photographed views while eating in our glass-enclosed café or from our terrace overlooking Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.
From I-25: Take Exit #146 (Garden of the Gods Road) Go West (towards the mountains) for 2.5 miles
Turn Left onto 30th Street The Visitor &
Nature Center will be on the left (a little over a mile)
- (719) 634-6666
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