Pikes Peak Wonders Region: A Tale of 7 Adventures

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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
5 Steps to Care for Coloradans

As Colorado continues to take steady and thoughtful steps to reopening, the health and safety of visitors remains our highest priority. Here are some ways to be conscientious and caring on your adventures, while ensuring you make the most out of every second of your vacation. Learn More >>

Day
1
Breakfast
Marigold Cafe & Bakery

The upscale contemporary cuisine, coupled with Marigold's in-house bakery, has brought guests back time again for over 15 years.

Activity
Adventures Out West

Since 1973, High Country Ghost Town Jeep Tour and Garden of the Gods and Foothills tours, Your adventure starts here! Fantastic Guides show you…

Lunch
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

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…

Activity
E-Bike Garden of the Gods

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

Dinner
Paravicini's

Paravicini's offers the city's best Italian, bar none! Lofty claim, yes, but the award-winning food and service backs it up!

Activity
Stroll through Old Colorado City

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

Lodging
Glen Eyrie

Nestled on over 700 breathtaking acres with 95 lodging rooms, Glen Eyrie offers retreats, conferences, historical Castle Tours, Castle Teas,…

Day
2
Insider's Tip
Sunrise Drive

Begin your day with a drive to Pueblo.

Breakfast
Burrito's Betty
Monster burritos, tamales and more with Pueblo's famous green chilie.
Activity
Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Of Pueblo

Come visit the Pueblo Riverwalk a 32-acre urban waterfront with excursion, pedal and gondola boat rides, food, festivals, and entertainment…

Lunch
Zoelsmann Bakery
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.
Activity
Hike Pueblo Reservoir Trail

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
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…
Activity
Brues Alehouse Brewing Co.

Excitement resounds in the entirety of our operation. We are a united team of talented craftsmen pioneering a new experience for our community and…

Lodging
Station on The Riverwalk

Welcome to our family-operated and Pueblo's first boutique-influenced hotel. Repurposed and reinvented from what was once our town's police…

Day
3
Breakfast
Grind Haus Cafe

Since 2002, the Grind Haus Cafe (formerly The Hanging Tree Cafe) has been serving the community they love with tasty, fresh and innovative meals,…

Activity
Frontier Pathways - Scenic and Historic Byway

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

Lunch
Tony's Mountain Pizza

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

Activity
Trails of Gold

Follow the Trails of Gold and dig into mining history.

Dinner
Alpine Lodge & Restaurant
Open year round. Quaint mountain cabins nestled among pines and aspens and bordered by San Isabel National Forest with its famous Rainbow Trail to…
Activity
Go Stargazing

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

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…

Day
4
Insider's Tip
Head to Penrose

You'll stop here for breakfast before taking a quick 12-mile drive to Cañon City, where your fun continues.

Breakfast
Coyote's Coffee Den

Coyote's Coffee Den in Penrose features a cozy Southwestern decor inside, a large outdoor patio with fireplace chimneas. Awesome breakfast…

Activity
Echo Canyon River Expeditions

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

Lunch
8 Mile Bar and Grill
Gorgeous mountain views, Colorado crafted beers, patio seating and great food add a fantastic finish to your rafting adventure.
Activity
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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…

Dinner
Momo Sushi Bar, Wok & Grill
Treat yourself today from our pan-Asian Kitchen or Sushi Bar Menu offering over 100 specialty items.
Activity
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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…

Lodging
Royal Gorge Cabins

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…

Day
5
Insider's Tip
Head to Salida

Get up early to drive to Salida for breakfast.

Breakfast
Café Dawn

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…

Activity
Absolute Bikes

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…

Lunch
Sweetie's Sandwich Shop
Hot and cold sandwiches, salads, seasonal soups, sweets, soft serve and more.
Activity
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Enjoy a touch of luxury in these modern cozy log cabins. Rustic at heart, each cabin houses either a 1 or 2 bedroom layout, a loft with 2 queen…

Dinner
Boathouse Cantina

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…

Activity
The Biker & The Baker
Wine. Desserts. Beer. Cheese. Charcuterie. In historic downtown Salida.
Lodging
Amigo Motor Lodge

A newly renovated boutique motel with 60-year-old bones. Modern furnishings meet minimalist design to create a space that is friendly, casual and…

Day
6
Insider's Tip
Drive to Buena Vista

A scenic 30-minute drive will take you to the charming town of Buena Vista.

Breakfast
Wesley & Rose at the Surf Hotel
From freshly baked artisan breads and beignets to crisp salads, specialty cocktails and grass-fed Colorado beef, we offer a rotating selection of…
Activity
Go Whitewater Kayaking

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
Eddyline Restaurant, Brewery & Taphouse
Wood-fired pizza & grill, Award winning Ales & Lagers, Colorado's only 16oz micro-cannery!
Activity
Horseback Riding at Elk Mountain Ranch

Saddle up for a scenic trail ride with the buckaroos at Elk Mountain Ranch.

Dinner
House Rock Kitchen
House Rock Kitchen is a fast casual, from scratch, healthy, fun option in Buena Vista.
Activity
Deerhammer Distilling Company
This family-owned micro-distillery is nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountain's Collegiate Peaks in downtown Buena Vista, Colorado. With our…
Lodging
Surf Hotel & Chateau
Welcome to the Surf Hotel, a boutique hotel in the adventure town of Buena Vista. Inspired by the understated elegance of European hospitality and…
Day
7
Breakfast
The Midland Stop

Experience artisan espresso, authentic Italian gelato, light breakfast, snacks & treats, in the heart of the Rockies in beautiful Buena Vista!…

Activity
Take a Drive

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

Adam's has been a favorite destination of locals and tourists in historic Manitou Springs for 28 years. A Full service restaurant emphasizing…

Activity
SunWater Spa

Sunwater Spa's goal is to help return Manitou Springs to it's historical foundations of health & wellness, with emphasis on the healing mineral…

Dinner
The Cliff House Dining Room

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.

Activity
Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant
Celebrated as one of the Pike’s Peak region’s most unique and intimate dining experiences, The Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant in historic Manitou…
Lodging
Little Beaver Inn

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…