There is wealth of things to do in the Pikes Peak Area year round, but if you’re an outdoors person, the summer is the time to visit Pikes Pikes Peak. June is a beautiful time to visit Colorado Springs as the weather is beautiful, not too hot, typically in the 70’s or 80’s. And with the low humidity in our area, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore some great activities:
Here’s a list of some of the things to do in Colorado Springs, Mantiou Springs, Cascade, and nearby areas:
- VISIT GARDEN OF THE GODS PARK: These stunning red rock formations are a must see while visiting the Pikes Peak region. A free city park you can walk through the many paved and unpaved trails. Bring your furry friend (on a leash) and they’ll have a great day out as well. And you can also drive the perimeter of the park and stop and get several epic photos of the famous red rocks.
- HAVE A COWBOY DINNER AT FLYING W RANCH: Flying W Ranch has been a local favorite since 1953. Experience a traditional Chuckwagon Dinner and be entertained by the famous Flying W Wranglers. You’ll fill your bellies, laugh and take home a bountiful of memories after a night at the ranch.
- HIKE THE MANITOU INCLINE: For extreme adrenaline, hike the Manitou Incline in Manitou Springs. This hike was initially made as a cable car to take up Pikes Peak. It was eventually turned into a hike that ties in with the Barr Trail up Pikes Peak. With 2,744 steps, it’s a steep, difficult climb with almost a 2,000 foot elevation gain in less than 1 mile. It is considered to be one of the most challenging trails in the country, attracting runners, military, Olympic athletes, and hiking enthusiasts from around the world.
- TRY THE MINERAL SPRINGS IN MANITOU SPRINGS: The Mineral Springs in Manitou Springs have been around long before any people inhabited the area. The waters from these famous mineral prings come from deep underground in a system of cavernous aquifers. As the ancient water erodes the surrounding limestone, carbonic acid is created, which gives the Manitou springs their effervescence. This natural carbonation forces the water back to the surface through cracks in the rocks, where it absorbs high concentrations of sodium bicarbonate (soda) and other minerals, including Lithium! Bring an empty water bottle or cup and try all seven of the springs.
- EAT AND SHOP IN OLD COLORADO CITY: Old Colorado City is the western part of Colorado Springs and is a gem of full of wonderful shops and restaurants. And experience an Art Walk the first Friday of every month. Visit the famous Michael Garman Museum and Gallery, try your hand at an escape room, or take in a show at the Springs Ensemble Theatre.
- HAVE TEA AT GLEN EYRIE CASTLE: Have High Tea in castle, every girl (and woman’s) dream come true! Come early and take a tour of the castle before enjoying a variety of teas, scones, tea sandwiches, and tiny desserts.
- RAFT THE ARKANSAS RIVER: Take the kids on a calm, relaxing float and enjoy the scenery along the Arkansas River, or take an adrenaline pumping wild ride through the Royal Gorge and experience an epic adventure with wild rapids. Be prepared to paddle hard, get wet, and have loads of fun!
- PARTAKE IN THE MANITOU SPRINGS WINE FESTIVAL: Locals call it the “Colorado” wine festival, because the only wines here are wines made in Colorado! Local wineries and vendors share their wines, meads and gloggs, along with live music and a variety of food trucks will offer tasty treats to pair with your wine samples.
- SEE THE ANIMALS AT THE CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo was named the #3 Best Zoo in North America, and the #2 Best Zoo Exhibit (the Rocky Mountain Wild Exhibit) by USA Today in 2023. Come see why this Zoo is one of the best, and make sure you feed a giraffe while you’re there!
- DISCOVER THE DINOSAUR RESOURCE CENTER: At the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park you can see full size skeleton replicas, watch Paleontologists work on recent discoveries, explore incredible dinosaur exhibits, learn how fossils are formed, see what lived in the ocean 65 million years ago, learn about casting and molding of fossils, and so much more.
Stay with us at Rocky Mountain Lodge while enjoying these, and so many more things to do in the area. Our Guest Cabin, the Cascade Suite, is the perfect base to start and finish your day of exploring the Pikes Peak region.
The Cascade Suite Guest Cabin is spacious with a fireplace, king bed, Cable TV, DVD player, jetted tub for two, outdoor patio, private hot tub, beautiful mountain views, and more. Check our availability calendar and make your reservations today!