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Be Dazzled by Colorado Springs’ Natural Wonders

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A seemingly endless number of Colorado Springs activities await you this Spring, and we want to make sure you get out there to do some of our favorites. Being that we’re surrounded by incredible natural beauty, we’ve created a short list of must-visits just a short drive from our doorstep.

North Cheyenne Cañon Park is only a few miles from Cheyenne Mountain Resort, and it’s one of Colorado Springs’ most beloved and historic parks. Even if you don’t have much time, you can take the Mt. Cutler Trail. It’s a moderately strenuous, two-mile round trip hike that peaks on a foothill overlooking a waterfall and canyons. The park offers dozens of other hiking, biking, and horse-riding trails, as well.

No visit to Colorado Springs would be complete without a visit to the Garden of the Gods. Even for returning visitors, this geological wonder’s giant red rock formations boggle the mind and dazzle the senses. The park and visitor’s center are open daily and free to the public. Take a self-guided tour around the park and simply stare in awe at nature’s glorious creations.

In the mood for a fitness challenge or a little thrill-seeking? Climb to the top of one of the giant red crags. You wouldn’t be alone; Adrenaline junkies and athletes do it all the time by enlisting the expert guidance from Front Range Climbing. You can sign up for a climbing tour at the Garden of the Gods visitor’s center. Of course, we won’t blame you for wanting to keep your feet on the ground; bring a picnic lunch to eat at one of the park’s picnic areas, or visit at the park’s daytime café.

For more information about these and other Colorado Springs activities, simply contact our friendly concierge. We’ll be happy to help you plan your stay!