The City of Colorado Springs has so many things to do and see, but don’t forget it’s just a small part of an exciting and diverse region. In fact, the Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region offer more than 50 natural and man-made attractions. Venture out into the area and discover all that this mountain region has to offer.
There are the obvious reasons to visit Colorado Springs: 300 annual days of sunshine, beautiful scenery including Pikes Peak, clean air, mountain-fresh water and lots of attractions throughout the area. But another great reason to visit Colorado Springs is to experience a true western adventure.
Anything that draws crowds after 120 years is worth experiencing. And while the Glenwood Hot Springs have been around for thousands of years, it wasn’t until the Ute Native Americans discovered the healthful benefits of the naturally heated mineral-rich waters in the 1880s that the hot spring pools became a destination. You can easily float away an entire weekend in the
Just over 60 miles north of Denver, Fort Collins is an ideal day trip destination to escape the hustle and bustle of Colorado’s capital city. As flowers are blooming and the days are getting warmer, spring fever is in the air and summer on its way. To celebrate the warm weather seasons, this perfect day will guide you around Fort Collins, cruising along its extensive network of paved bike paths on a one speed fat tire bike.
It is easy to see why Fort Collins has been nicknamed the Choice City. A lively city just over an hour away from Denver it is home to Colorado State University. Fort Collins is also known for its craft-brew breweries, including New Belgium, O’Dell’s Brewery, and the Fort Collins Brewery. Along with several brewpubs, including Coopersmith’s and CB and Potts, and a healthy home brewers club all contribute to a serious beer culture. In fact, according to the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau it ranks third in the country in its volume of breweries and pubs.
Few perfect days begin with tales of lechery and treachery, but if you’re at all interested in the history of Denver, head downtown where you can experience a Denver History Walking Tour, visit historic sites, and even tour a late 19th century home.
Thirty minutes from Denver, the city of Boulder – often referred to endearingly as the Peoples’ Republic of Boulder – has a personality of its own. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, nature lover, wine connoisseur, or historian, this city where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains has much to offer.
When you ask most Denver visitors about beer, Coors Brewing Company most likely comes to mind. Although the Rocky Mountain freshness of Coors may be the beer that takes you out to the ball game, did you know this town offers a multitude of high end pubs and breweries offering their own distinct character as well as traditional Irish ale houses to tap in to?