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Pikes Peak Wonders Region: A Tale of 7 Adventures

Pikes Peak Wonders Region: A Tale of 7 Adventures
7 days

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.

Sustainability Activity

Get Involved:

The Culture Office of the Pikes Peak Region is always looking for advocates, volunteers and donations to help keep cultural events in the community going.

Day 1
Breakfast

Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe

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From our catering and gourmet market, to a dine-in restaurant, we create award-winning food for any occasion in conjunction with gracious hospitality.

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Activity

Adventures Out West

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Since 1973, High Country Ghost Town Jeep Tour and Garden of the Gods and Foothills tours, Your adventure starts here! Fantastic Guides show you Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak.  Jeep Combo tours... Read More

Lunch

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

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Our pits are 100% wood fired with oak, a slower burning wood than the mesquite used by others. Along with time and oak, we cook with a dry spice that ensures each plate of Rudy's Bar-B-Q is... Read More

Activity

E-Bike Garden of the Gods

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Take an electric bike tour of the Garden of the Gods for views you can't see anywhere else.
Dinner

Sopra Antipasto & Wine Bar

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With a 100 bottle wine list, a modern take on classic cocktails and an ever changing craft beer selection, SOPRA is the place to relax with friends and family. Read More
Activity

Stroll through Old Colorado City

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Spend your evening checking out the shops in this quaint town.
Lodging

Glen Eyrie

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Nestled on over 700 breathtaking acres with 95 lodging rooms, Glen Eyrie offers retreats, conferences, historical Castle Tours, Castle Teas, overnight stays and more! 

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Day 2

Insider's Tip

Sunrise Drive: Begin your day with a drive to Pueblo.
Breakfast

Burrito's Betty

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Monster burritos, tamales and more with Pueblo's famous green chilie. Read More
Activity

Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Of Pueblo

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Come visit the Pueblo Riverwalk a 32-acre urban waterfront with excursion and gondola boat rides, food, festivals,and entertainment. Located in the heart of the historic downtownt and only two... Read More

Lunch

Zoelsmann Bakery

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One of Pueblo’s hidden gems — it’s been serving as a deli and bakery for over 100 years and has been at the same location for nearly 60 years. Read More
Activity

Hike Pueblo Reservoir Trail

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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.
Dinner

Gray's Coors Tavern

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So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Gray's Coors Tavern. So head on over to the highly-rated Gray's Coors Tavern for some American eats and see what the buzz is... Read More
Activity

Brues Alehouse Brewing Co.

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Excitement resounds in the entirety of our operation. We are a united team of talented craftsmen pioneering a new experience for our community and beyond. To innovate, to learn, to evolve, and... Read More

Lodging

Station on The Riverwalk

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Welcome to our family-operated and Pueblo's first boutique-influenced hotel. Repurposed and reinvented from what was once our town's police station and jail (1940s–2010).

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Day 3
Breakfast

B Street Cafe

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We are a locally owned and operated cafe proudly serving Pueblo!

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Activity

Frontier Pathways - Scenic and Historic Byway

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State and National Byway that runs through Pueblo and Custer Counties.

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Lunch

Tony's Mountain Pizza

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Family friendly in Westcliffe. Plan your next get-together here. Occasional live entertainment, casual cocktail area. Take out available.

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Activity

Mollie Kathleen Mine

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Get a hands-on look at the gold mining era with a tour inside one of the Cripple Creek-area's mines.  Don a hard hat and descend a thousand feet below ground to learn about historic and modern... Read More

Dinner

Alpine Lodge & Restaurant

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Open year round. Quaint mountain cabins nestled among pines and aspens and bordered by San Isabel National Forest with its famous Rainbow Trail to the high country. Two-bedroom cabins sleep 2-4,... Read More
Activity

Go Stargazing

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Westcliffe is an International Dark Sky Community, which means you can see more stars at night here than most places on Earth.
Lodging

The Lamp Post Lodge

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A beautiful seven suite lodge (sleeps 17) in the heart of the Wet Mountain Valley with gorgeous Sangre de Cristo views from many of our suites and our front porch - complete with comfortable... Read More

Day 4
Breakfast

Coyote's Coffee Den

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Coyote's Coffee Den in Penrose features a cozy Southwestern decor inside, a large outdoor patio with fireplace chimneas. Awesome breakfast burritos and sandwiches. Fresh wraps, salads and... Read More

Activity

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open daily. Marvel at awe-inspiring panoramic views from one of the world's highest suspension bridges and enjoy more excitement than ever.  

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Lunch

8 Mile Bar and Grill

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Gorgeous mountain views, Colorado crafted beers, patio seating and great food add a fantastic finish to your rafting adventure. Read More
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Echo Canyon River Expeditions

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Family  and group Colorado rafting. Half days, full days, Raft-N-Rail packages and more. Bar and grill, cabin rentals, glamping tent rentals.

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Dinner

Momo Sushi Bar, Wok & Grill

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Treat yourself today from our pan-Asian Kitchen or Sushi Bar Menu offering over 100 specialty items. Read More
Activity

The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been making its own wines since 2002 and has won over 100 awards and medals in prestigious international wine competitions in the last 3 years alone. The... Read More

Lodging

Royal Gorge Cabins

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Royal Gorge Cabins offers 9 luxury cabin rentals in 1- and 2-bedroom sizes, as well as glamping tent rentals. Located 1 hour from Colorado Springs and 8 miles from Cañon City, the well-appointed... Read More

Day 5

Insider's Tip

Head to Salida: Get up early to drive to Salida for breakfast.
Breakfast

Café Dawn

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Cafe dawn offers a delicious cup of coffee, great service and a relaxing space to read a book or meet up with friends. We are dedicated to consistently serving high-quality organic coffee and tea. Read More
Activity

Absolute Bikes

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Absolute Bikes is an award-winning full-service bike shop located in the heart of historic downtown Salida. We have everything you need from local trail maps, new bikes, rental bikes, guided... Read More

Insider's Tip

Trail Ride:

After renting your mountain bike, take a shuttle to the Cottonwood Trail, which is a 7-mile dirt road loop.

Lunch

Sweetie's Sandwich Shop

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Hot and cold sandwiches, salads, seasonal soups, sweets, soft serve and more. Read More
Activity

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

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These Colorado hot springs are located in Nathrop, Colorado between the towns of Buena Vista and Read More

Dinner

Boathouse Cantina

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We serve fresh organic and local produce and there is no doubt that you can taste the difference! Sit next to the river and sip on one of our house engineered specialty cocktails or try a local wine. Read More
Activity

The Biker & The Baker Wine & Desserts

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Wine. Desserts. Beer. Cheese. Charcuterie. In historic downtown Salida. Read More
Lodging

Amigo Motor Lodge

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A newly renovated boutique motel with 60-year-old bones. Modern furnishings meet minimalist design to create a space that is friendly, casual and above all, comfortable. The property is complete... Read More

Day 6
Breakfast

Wesley & Rose at the Surf Hotel

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From freshly baked artisan breads and beignets to crisp salads, specialty cocktails and grass-fed Colorado beef, we offer a rotating selection of seasonal handcrafted cuisine. Read More
Activity

Go Whitewater Kayaking

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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.

Insider's Tip

Rentals:

Rent your kayak at Adventure Hub, which offers inflatable kayaks for a steal.

Lunch

The Lariat

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Executive Chef Rick Wiese and his team source the best local, organic and sustainably raised ingredients available to offer a seasonally crafted menu featuring the best in gastro-pub fare. We... Read More

Activity

The Beach

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Colorado's riverside concert venue. Nestled on the banks of the Arkansas River, The BEACH is BV's outdoor community living room. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the music. Read More
Dinner

House Rock Kitchen

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House Rock Kitchen is a fast casual, from scratch, healthy, fun option in Buena Vista. Read More
Activity

The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar

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The Jailhouse is a boutique craft beer bar located in the historic town jail in Buena Vista, CO. We feature rotating taps of specialty beers from across Colorado, the US, and abroad. Plus, a... Read More
Lodging

Surf Hotel & Chateau

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Welcome to the Surf Hotel, a boutique hotel in the adventure town of Buena Vista. Inspired by the understated elegance of European hospitality and the spectacular natural beauty of our home in the... Read More
Day 7
Breakfast

The Midland Stop

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Experience artisan espresso, authentic Italian gelato, light breakfast, snacks & treats, in the heart of the Rockies in beautiful Buena Vista! Only a stone's throw away from the Arkansas River,... Read More

Activity

Take a Drive

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Take road 24 out of Buena Vista to Manitou Springs. You'll cross over mountains and drive through valleys before arriving in historic Manitou.
Lunch

Adam's Mountain Cafe

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Adam's has been a favorite destination of locals and tourists in historic Manitou Springs for 28 years. A Full service restaurant emphasizing global cuisine based on Slow Food principles.... Read More

Activity

SunWater Spa

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Sunwater Spa's goal is to help return Manitou Springs to it's historical foundations of health & wellness, with emphasis on the healing mineral waters from the seven minute spring. The spa... Read More

Dinner

Cliff House at Pikes Peak

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10 minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. The Cliff House Dining Room has gained national renown as one of Colorado's premier dining destinations. We are proud recipients of the distinguished... Read More

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Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant

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Celebrated as one of the Pike’s Peak region’s most unique and intimate dining experiences, The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant in historic Manitou Springs welcomes you to enjoy relaxed, unrushed fondue... Read More
Lodging

Little Beaver Inn

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A journey in the woods is only properly accompanied by a dam good spot to rest. The Little Beaver Inn, with its rustic feel and contemporary style, offers the ideal habitat for the world-weary... Read More