Colorado Springs is an adventure enthusiast’s haven located in the Front Range’s urban corridor. Just an hour’s drive south of Denver, this active city has rapidly become one of the most desirable places to live and visit in the United States. Bounded by the Rocky Mountains in the west and the Great Plains in the east, the stark topographic contrast makes for beautiful vistas and endless adventure opportunities to satisfy every type of outdoor enthusiast.
Access to the outdoors is no further than a step out of your front door in Colorado Springs. Dominating the skyline in the west is America’s Mountain—Pikes Peak. The mountain itself provides plenty of adventure opportunities, but it’s the waters that flow from the dramatic peak which have etched out the ravines ideal for backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, and sightseeing. Home to the Manitou Incline, Garden of the Gods, Red Rocks Canyon Open Space, Bear Creek Cañon Park, North Cheyenne Cañon Park, and more, the area is characterized by unique rock formations, serrated canyons, and rolling foothills.
A destination in and of itself, Colorado Springs is also a popular gateway to the Front Range and Sawatch Mountains. Bordered by the foothills, a short 30-minute drive west will transport you to an alpine oasis of snow-capped lofty peaks that stretch for as far as the eye can see. Though most tend to head west to satisfy their outdoor agenda, there are countless urban parks, bike trails, hiking routes, and open spaces to explore within the city’s center.
Catering to all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, Colorado Springs offers everything from technical climbs to enchanting forestland walks. With a bustling restaurant and brewery scene, you can always grab a cold beer– sipping on a patio overlooking Pikes Peak after exploring the wilderness. No matter your motivation for visiting Colorado Springs, we can guarantee that you will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery and boundless outdoor pursuits so close to the city center. On your next trip to Colorado make sure to take a detour to this vibrant, active, amazing adventure travelers retreat.Read More