Colorado Springs A Truly Wonderful Travel Destination

Well I decided to​ write about the​ great state of​ Colorado and how much fun vacationing is​ there. But there are so many great places to​ go in​ Colorado it​ was tough to​ narrow down one area to​ visit. But eventually I decided on​ the​ Colorado Springs area.

Colorado Springs and it's surrounding area has so much to​ offer and of​ course the​ beauty of​ the​ mountains makes you​ want to​ visit again and again. There is​ something about just being in​ the​ mountains that is​ relaxing and peaceful. I have spent many vacations in​ Colorado and never get tired of​ the​ beauty of​ the​ mountains,​ I even had the​ opportunity to​ live there for a​ short period of​ time and never grew tired of​ the​ scenery. Each time I go to​ the​ Rockies there is​ always something new to​ see or​ do it​ seems like.

I have been to​ Colorado Springs many times and for any of​ you​ readers that may be interested in​ going there I thought I would tell you​ a​ little about what the​ area has to​ offer.

There is​ of​ course Royal Gorge,​ the​ views down are breathtaking and awe inspiring. you​ can walk or​ drive across the​ bridge,​ take a​ tram down to​ the​ river,​ and even tour the​ area by rail. a​ definite must see if​ you​ are in​ the​ area.

After you​ have looked down you​ will want to​ experience Pikes Peak Highway,​ it​ is​ truly one of​ the​ most beautiful areas of​ the​ Rockies. you​ may see dear,​ marmots,​ elk,​ big horn sheep,​ and of​ course there is​ always the​ chipmunks. Be sure to​ take items to​ snack on​ and maybe a​ picnic lunch because you​ are sure to​ stay longer than you​ thought. Have some quarters available for when you​ get to​ the​ top for their binoculars or​ better yet bring your own to​ use and enjoy all through your trip. you​ can even take the​ cog railway to​ the​ top if​ you​ prefer that over the​ drive.

If you​ are into or​ want to​ experience some rafting Echo Canyon is​ the​ place to​ go. if​ you​ are into the​ milder family version they have that available and for the​ thrill seekers raft the​ Royal Gorge.

Manitou Springs is​ noted for their carbonated mineral drinking springs. you​ will also find wonderful shopping in​ many specialty shops and boutiques. a​ wonderful place to​ go for window shoppers and serious shoppers alike. For you​ chocolate lovers the​ fudge is​ out of​ this world.

If you​ enjoy waterfalls then Seven Falls should be on​ your itinerary. you​ can climb quite high to​ see the​ falls,​ or​ take the​ mountain elevator if​ that is​ more to​ your tastes. you​ may even be able to​ feed peanuts to​ the​ chipmunks which is​ a​ lot of​ fun for old and young alike. Make sure you​ allow yourself enough time to​ really enjoy the​ area and you​ may want to​ consider staying there through sunset and enjoying all the​ colorful lights. the​ falls are gorgeous will the​ lights in​ the​ evening.

You can't forget the​ North Pole and Santa's Workshop if​ you​ have young ones. you​ will find Santa,​ a​ petting zoo,​ amusement rides,​ magic shows,​ and a​ ton of​ fun things there. I have been there many times and it​ is​ still a​ magical place that is​ fun for the​ whole family.

There is​ also the​ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo which is​ awesome. Be sure and bring your walking shoes as​ the​ zoo is​ located in​ the​ mountains so there will be some hills to​ climb,​ but the​ walking will be worth it.

Other places you​ may want to​ visit would be the​ Manitou Cliff Dwellings,​ if​ you​ go in​ the​ summer you​ may be able to​ watch some Pueblo Indian dances live. For some family fun be sure and visit Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway. you​ can ride a​ train and see some spectacular scenery and enjoy all the​ wild west action that it​ has to​ offer.

There is​ of​ course the​ Garden of​ the​ Gods,​ where you​ can find wonderful art exhibits representing the​ culture and history of​ the​ area. And of​ course there is​ Cave of​ the​ Winds. There are many different tours available and all are worth the​ time. if​ you​ time it​ right when you​ go you​ will be able to​ see a​ wonderful laxer show in​ the​ evening as​ well. it​ is​ quite dramatic and worth staying up for.

Well these are just a​ few of​ my favorite places to​ go in​ the​ Colorado Springs area,​ I am sure I have forgotten some but this will give you​ a​ start on​ what you​ want to​ do and see when you​ get there.
Colorado Springs A Truly Wonderful Travel Destination Colorado Springs A Truly Wonderful Travel Destination Reviewed by Henda Yesti on July 22, 2018 Rating: 5

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