Outdoor Adventure Around Colorado Springs

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Created by lanceworley - August 13th 2017

Colorado Springs is an outdoor junkie's paradise. Stunning scenery, canyons, hikes, rock climbing, mesas, mountains, forests... you're right in the middle of some of the most incredible American landscapes and adventures.

Photo of Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown

440 14th St, Denver, CO, US

Hyatt Place Denver/Downtown

Photo of Old Colorado City Historic District

West Colorado Ave & 24th St, Colorado Springs, CO, US

Old Colorado City Historic District

Photo of The Manitou Cliff Dwellings

10 Cliff Rd, Manitou Springs, CO, US

The Manitou Cliff Dwellings

History and nature combine at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. The Native American cliffside abodes are open to visit, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. You can check out the visitor center and learn about the ancient Native Americans who built these homes into the cliff, and then walk into the dwellings themselves, or hike around the park and view the impressive buildings from various angles.

Photo of Red Rock Canyon Open Space

3550 W High St, Colorado Springs, CO, US

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

For more hiking, rock climbing, and general outdoor awesomeness, head to Red Rock Canyon Open Space. This special little plot of land, with its soaring, strikingly red rocks, open skies and hardy greenery, offers some pretty scenic views along various trails that range from easy strolls to intense hikes. Along the way, you might catch a glimpse of the past: Native Americans and gold miners called this area home for years.

Photo of Garden of The Gods

1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO, US

Garden of The Gods

It really doesn't get any better than Garden of the Gods, though. The jagged rocks rise straight up from the tree-studded ground. Some of the country's best rock-climbing can be found here, or if you didn't bring your gear, simply hike around the landscape and look for some of the more famous, named formations, like Three Graces, The Tower of Babel, Balanced Rock, and The Kissing Camels

After a long day of adventure, you can come back to Colorado Springs and enjoy relaxing at one of their breweries, restaurants, and hotels. It's the perfect getaway for nature-lovers and culture geeks alike!