Every year, more than a half-million people reach the peak's 14,110-foot summit. Cascade also houses historic businesses like the Eastholme Inn, an 1885 Victorian, where the sheet was once turned back for Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower.

Hiking trails to local waterfalls include the Heizer Trail in Cascade Community Park and the Catamount Trail in Green Mountain Falls. Visit nearby Manitou Springs, home to cliff dwellings, the Cave of the Winds and the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, the highest train in the nation. Be sure to saddle up for horseback riding tours through the stunning Garden of the Gods, located just down the road.

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