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Founded by civic-minded adventurers who extracted their first fortunes from the booming gold mines of nearby Cripple Creek, Colorado Springs still offers a sense of adventure. This quality is no doubt furthered by the hilly city's breathtaking proximity to the mountains, stunning geological displays accessible via many parks and the base of majestic Pikes Peak, which dominates the view for miles in every direction. Tour the U.S. Olympic Headquarters and Training Center or hike through Seven Falls, "The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado." The Broadmoor Hotel & Resort is one of only 13 triple five-star hotels in the world.
For an unforgettable afternoon, head to nearby Manitou Springs, the departure point for an eye-popping round trip on the world's highest cog railway (and some interesting nature and history lessons from your conductor).
Sprawling on the mountainside at multiple elevations, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a must for the family. Feed eager giraffes and ride a tram for a bird's eye view of tiger habitats.
Allow Inspirato to book you and your sweetie an hour-long flight in the hands of a skilled balloonist. You'll have incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, a continental breakfast and chilled champagne to toast the occasion.
Each year's spring snowmelt means one thing: the Arkansas River rapids are ready to ride. We can arrange your group's adventure on this sought-after stretch of river with options that are easy for families and large groups.
Combine a relaxing picnic lunch with a trip to one of the region's must-see geologic wonders: Garden of the Gods and its arcing, 290-million-year-old formations, designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971.
Cave of the Winds is an underground wonder and one of the country's premier show caves. These geological formations are viewable via family tours and programs. Located west of Colorado Springs, this is an excellent day trip.
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The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center is the entrance to the United States Air Force Academy and serves hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Self-guided tours and information on Academy history and cadet life are available.
Believe it or not, Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and second most visited in the world. See the view that inspired the song America the Beautiful. Open year-round, this vantage point sits at 14,115 feet above sea level.
Colorado Springs has more than 118 miles of bike path for urban riders and 61 miles of unpaved adventure for mountain bikers. In such a bike friendly city, seize the opportunity to cruise around town on two wheels.
The flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic Committee is located here. Athletes from all over the globe train here to use the high altitude to their advantage, teaching their body to increase the blood's oxygen carrying capacity.
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