Pikes Peak Country: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cañon City
Colorado Springs is the state’s second-largest city, but it’s first in the hearts of many visitors as a place of astonishing beauty with more than 55 unique museums and cultural and natural attractions, including those in nearby Manitou Springs and Cañon City — from Garden of the Gods to Pikes Peak and the Royal Gorge.
The Rocky Mountain Field Institute runs open community volunteer workdays most Saturdays and Sundays during the spring, summer and fall season in the Pikes Peak Region.
Indulge in a spa treatment at Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.
Enjoy the mineral drinking springs and our historic charm. Shops, galleries, museums, casual to fine dining, variety of lodging. Centrally located, close to attractions and hiking trails. Perfect for getaways/family vacations.
Travel deep into the darkest part of the cave on our most adventurous tour!
Several outfitters also offer horseback rides through Garden of the Gods — a true way to experience the Wild West!
The Gold Belt Tour is the perfect combination of fascinating history and gorgeous Colorado landscapes. Slap a "Pikes Peak or Bust" sign on your car and follow this scenic and historic byway as it winds through mountain towns and mining heritage sites — including the cities that were home to the state's two largest gold payouts.
Main Street Cañon City offers a diverse, historic downtown commercial district. Downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the largest intact historical districts in Colorado.
Be sure to drive up Skyline Drive in Cañon City for breathtaking view and dino tracks.