For people who just love the smell of pine and spruce and the feel of cool mountain breeze on their skin, Colorado Springs is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. You can go on a great Colorado adventure with your family and friends especially during the summer and fall seasons.
Known for its breath taking red rocks and mountain scenery, Colorado Springs is a fun weekend destination for nature-lovers and enthusiasts. Check out this list of things to do in Colorado this weekend:
Cyclists of all age and skill levels will surely enjoy the bike routes that the city has to offer. Black Forest Section 16 is a gentle four-mile loop that is ideal for beginners while North Catamount Reservoir’s scenic bike route is known for its beauty. Bear Creek Canyon Loop and Cheyenne Mountain State Park also offer amazing biking routes.
Hiking is a great way to enjoy Colorado Springs’ scenic beauty. In the Garden of the Gods, you can find paved and gravel trails that wind through red rock formations and offer a lovely view of Pikes Peak. On the other hand, Midland Trail runs from Manitou Springs to American the Beautiful Park.
- Visiting Animals
Visiting zoos are always a great choice, especially if your kids are tagging along. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the nation’s only mountain zoo. It is home to over 950 animals, including African elephants, zebras, and the largest giraffe heard in the world.
There are plenty of other interesting nature discoveries in Colorado Springs. Do your research ahead of time especially if you are not from the area so you can plan your trip well. In the winter, you can also consider skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. There’s also speedskating at the Colorado Gold Speedskating Club. With all these activities, one trip to Colorado Springs will not be enough. You will surely come back for more fun and excitement.