Colorado Springs was named one of the Best Places to Travel in the World in 2023 by Forbes Travel Advisor.
With an average of 243 sunny days in Colorado Springs (the national average is 205), you can get out and enjoy all of the natural beauty in and around Colorado Springs year round.
Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, in Cascade, Colorado, located just 6 miles west of Colorado Springs, is where Kathryn Lee Bates was inspired to write the lyrics to “America the Beautiful”. Pikes Peak’s summit is at an elevation of 14,115 feet and is the most accessible mountain in Colorado, and the views at the top and along the way are breathtaking. You can access the summit by car, train, or by hiking the Barr Trail.
Garden of the Gods, a National Landmark, is a free Colorado Springs city park with over 1,341 acres of stunning towering red rock formations and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and Pikes Peak. There are numerous hiking, biking, and walking trails throughout the park, as well as a perimeter road to drive and see the breathtaking views. Other activities at the park include horseback riding, a Geo Trekker theater, jeep and trolley tours, rock climbing, nature hikes, Segway and bike tours.
Colorado Springs is home to several military institutions, including the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Fort Carson Army Base, Peterson Air Force Base, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), and Schriever Space Force Base.
Other points of interest in and around Colorado Springs include:
- Cave of the Winds
- Manitou Cliff Dwellings
- US Olympic & Paralympic Center
- US Olympic & Paralympic Museum
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
- Rockledge Ranch Historic Site
- Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
- Glen Eyrie Castle
- Flying W Ranch
- Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
- Royal Gorge Route Railroad
- Florissant Fossil Beds
- Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
- Dinosaur Resource Center
- North Pole & Santa’s Workshop
- Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
- Seven Falls
- Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
- Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
- Mineral Springs in Manitou Springs
- Gold Belt Scenic Byways
- Cheyenne Mountain State Park
- The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Where to Stay While Visiting Colorado Springs:
And while you’re enjoying all of these beautiful attractions, stay with us at Rocky Mountain Lodge, where you can relax and unwind in serene and spacious lodging in our Cascade Luxury Suite. Located in Cascade, Colorado, we are just minutes from all of these places to explore in Colorado Springs. Soak in the outdoor hot tub after a long day of hiking or exploring the area, or in the oversized jetted tub for two in the sizable bathroom. Stream your favorite shows or movies in front of the fireplace on a cold Colorado winter evening. And end your day in a comfortable King bed and wake up refreshed to start another day of adventure in Colorado Springs.
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