ROAD ADVENTURES HOT SPOT: COLORADO SPRINGS
This month’s Road Adventures Hot Spot location is Colorado Spring located in the scenic state of Colorado! With the rocky mountains, its many trails and parks, and more, Colorado Springs is a popular destination. Tourists seeking to see beautiful scenery, geological phenomenons like Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods Park, and incredible rock formations, will love all that is in store at Colorado Springs!
Below is our top picks of things to do at Colorado Springs:
Experience a mountain view like no other by ascending the scenic Pikes Peak Highway, an incredible toll road that winds its way up the mountainside. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, perhaps you would like to endeavor on the adventure of cycling up Pikes Peak, one of the most intense yet rewarding challenges in the world.
Garden of the Gods
The Garden of the Gods Park is a unique environmental melting pot where grasslands of the Great Plains meet the vast pinon-juniper woodlands of the American Southwest. As if that wasn’t enough, the two merge with the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak!
The thousands of years of geological history behind this Garden reveals one of the most extensive pictures found anywhere in the US!
Broadmoor Seven Falls
Discover why Seven Falls in Colorado earned a spot on National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. And waterfalls are only the beginning! Discover adventurous hiking trails, scenic zip-line tours, and shops that make this spectacular spot a can’t-miss opportunity!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a zoological park located near downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The unique aspect about this zoo is that it is located on Cheyenne Mountain. It boasts as the highest zoo in America and stands at an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level.
Whether you are scouting out a city setting or prefer camping in a more rural setting, Colorado Springs has a variety of camping options that can fit the needs of the largest RV to the smallest camper.
Places to Eat
Colorado Springs boasts of its restaurants of all varieties that range from traditional German foods to hipster cafes to family sit downs.
Pepper Tree Restaurant, Mountain Shadow Restaurant, and Edelweiss German Restaurant are three favorites that provide a great start in the search for the perfect dining options during your stay!
Places to Shop
Downtown Colorado Springs houses outdoor art, toy stores, and charming local shops and boutiques.
In addition, candy stores and jewelers come together in the heart of the city to create a memorable shopping district in Colorado.