6 Amazing Things to Do in Colorado Springs

By HerLifeAdventures | May 9, 2022
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Located just south of Denver, Colorado Springs is one of the best places for a 3-day weekend. The area gives visitors adventures, sunny skies, and crisp mountain air all year round. Take a road trip from Denver to Colorado Springs and enjoy the best 3 day weekend filled with fun, nature, and history.

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Highlights and must-see spots in Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak

Wander through the beauty of the mountain as you ascend Pikes Peak Highway. There is a $15 charge at the entry per person for road access. The highway winds its way up the mountain like a snake with jaw-dropping views the whole way. For more information visit visitcoloradosprings.com

Cave of the Winds

Explore underground caverns on an exciting adventure through Cave of the Winds. Discovered in 1881, this attraction has been exciting travelers for more than a century now. At 7,000 feet, they're one of the highest caves in the U.S! Conveniently located near Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs, Cave of the Winds offers three unique cave tours, where you'll see stalactites, stalagmites, and underground geological features.

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Red Rock Canyon Open Space

Visit this open space made of exposed layers of sedimentary rock at the base of Pikes Peak. The colored stones in gold, salmon, and other colors are simply gorgeous. The park is filled with various spaces for activities such as a bike park, hiking trails, a dog park, camping, and more!

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Garden of the Gods

The star of Colorado Springs - Garden of the Gods. Perhaps the most well-known attraction in the area, you won't want to miss this gem during your 3-day weekend adventure in Colorado Springs. Explore over 15 miles of hiking trails spread throughout the Garden of the Gods Park with hiking levels that vary from easy, paved paths to scrambling. There are trails for everyone of all ages. It's recommended that you stop at the Visitor Center and pick up a free trail map. While you're there you can ask a volunteer what trails they suggest for your skill level.

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Paint Mines Interpretive Park

One of Colorado's best-kept secrets is just under an hour's drive east of Colorado Springs. The drive will take you to Colorado's most unique open spaces in the state. The Paint Mines were given their name for the beautiful, bright colorful clays.

The Broadmoor Seven Falls

Seven Falls is a 181-foot drop waterfall and one of Colorado's most stunning natural wonders. The only waterfall in the state to be on National Geographic's list of International Waterfalls, these beautiful falls are situated in a 1,250-foot-wall box canyon between the towering Pillars of Hercules. View stunning valleys, and unique rock formations as you climb the 224 stairs to the hiking trails and the banks of streams that feed the falls.

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Chelsea is an adventure travel blogger based in Michigan, United States, she manages and photographs for HerLifeAdventures.com, which provides weekend guides and national park adventures with a sprinkle of sustainability tips, and mental health.

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