Pikes Peak Wonders Region: A Tale of 7 Adventures
Find a blend of urban comforts, accessible — though not completely tamed — natural landmarks and a true reflection of the Western way of life. Here you’ll have the option to sit back and relax or kick up some adventure.
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Take an electric bike tour of the Garden of the Gods for views you can't see anywhere else.
Spend your evening checking out the shops in this quaint town.
Begin your day with a drive to Pueblo.
Take a hike around Lake Pueblo State Park. If you're feeling it, tote your fishing pole as this site is a hot spot with over 60 miles of shoreline.
Westcliffe is an International Dark Sky Community, which means you can see more stars at night here than most places on Earth.
You'll stop here for breakfast before taking a quick 12-mile drive to Cañon City, where your fun continues.
Get up early to drive to Salida for breakfast.
A scenic 30-minute drive will take you to the charming town of Buena Vista.
Kayak through cascades, try not to flip upside down and take in the beauty of the Arkansas River in the South Main neighborhood of Salida.
Rent your kayak at Adventure Hub, which offers inflatable kayaks for a steal.
Take road 24 out of Buena Vista to Manitou Springs. You'll cross over mountains and drive through valleys before arriving in historic Manitou.
Treat yourself to a delicious dinner in decadent Victorian style. While The Cliff House Dining Room provides upscale dishes and luxe settings, jeans are welcome and there's something on the menu for everyone.