Colorado is a state that is full of amazing places to explore. One popular place for lovers of the outdoors to visit in Colorado Springs. With plenty of hiking trails and peaks to take on, this destination is perfect if you want to enjoy nature and keep active during your getaway. The city is also home to great museums, culture, dining, and luxury accommodations at Old Town GuestHouse, a Select Registry property. All of these factors add up to the conclusion that a Colorado Springs vacation should be in your future.
About Colorado Springs
Located in the east central part of the state of Colorado, Colorado Springs sits at the base of Pikes Peak. The elevation of the city is more than a mile high at 6,035 feet. Originally the Ute, Arapahoe, and Cheyenne peoples inhabited the land that is now the city and European settlers started establishing camps there in the 1800s. The Pikes Peak Gold Rush and the Colorado Springs Company were two of the motivating factors for permanent settlements to form. Today the city is now home to a large community, museums, outdoor parks, and the United States Air Force Academy. When planning a Colorado Springs Vacation, you won't find it difficult to fill your itinerary with exciting and interesting activities.
Activities for a Colorado Springs Vacation
If you want to marvel at the beauty of the Southern Rocky Mountains and stay active exploring trails and peaks, then a Colorado Springs Vacation will afford you many opportunities to do so. Pikes Peak is a very popular destination for those looking to hike, bike, drive, or take a train up a mountain for great views. The Garden of the Gods is a collection of iconic rock formations with beautiful views, and an array of wildlife and vegetation to view. The Garden of the Gods is definitely a must when you visit the Colorado Springs area.
Other outdoor points of interest include Cheyenne Mountain, Red Rock Canyon, North Cheyenne Canon Park and Starsmore Discovery Center, and Palmer Park. The area is also home to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the National Museum of World War II Aviation, the United States Air Force Academy, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Olympic Training Center (home to the US Olympic Comittee).
Colorado Springs Vacation Accommodations
When taking a Colorado Springs vacation, be sure to take advantage of the top notch accommodations at the Select Registry property in the city. Old Town GuestHouse is a beautiful eight room boutique hotel in historic Old Town Colorado Springs. This award winning guesthouse has upscale amenities and plenty of privacy for guests with individually decorated and soundproof rooms, private baths, and private balconies that overlook the iconic Pikes Peak. Guests will enjoy a full breakfast each morning as well as afternoon wine and beer on the lovely patio. The innkeepers are experts on the Pikes Peak area, so you can be sure that you'll get the best advice on where to go and what to do! Your perfect Colorado Springs vacation awaits!