Colorado Springs, a city in Colorado city, is located around 6000 ft above sea level. Sitting at the eastern side of the foothills of the Rocky Mountain, overlooking the glaciers of Pike Peak Mountain Range.
The majestic beauty of the locality and gold rush of 1890 attracted a large number of people. They came either to enjoy or to find a fortune in the bed of Cripple Creek near the Red Rock Canyon. The military movement encourages some settlement in the 20th century.
Colorado Springs is a nice spot for nature’s lover vacation. The place has many things to offer such as the Garden of Gods, Pike Peak, and North Cheyenne Cañon Park and some landmarks including a history museum.
This article contains a list of the top five attractions of Colorado Springs
The splendid snow-covered Pikes Peak Mountain range is around 14000 ft above sea level. The mountain range has inspired the song America the Beautiful.
People often go on a road trip on the Pikes Peak Highway to enjoy the beauty of nature. It is a 19-mile highway route that gives people access to some of the most beautiful nature’s marvels.
Vacationers also like to enjoy the panoramic scenes by taking the Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The route is functioning since 1891 and is branded as the highest cog railway in the world.
Garden of Gods
One can reach the Garden of Gods by travelling 6 miles towards the north-western side of Colorado Springs. The park is famous for its red sandstone formations in peculiar shapes and old age cypresses. It is believed that red rock formations maybe 300 million years old.
You can enjoy various adventurous activities in the park such as hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding. You need to have a prior registration for rock climbing. The biggest attraction is early sunrise and twilight shedding their ethereal light on the park.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a must-go landmark in Colorado Springs, especially if you are coming on a family trip. Animal lovers come here to see the wide variety of flora and fauna both domestic and exotic. You can have a bird’s eye view of the city from the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun that can only be accessed from the Zoo.
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
You may spot black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, and a plethora of both native and domestic birds here. You may hike to reach the Siler Cascade Falls. Helen Hunt Falls, and the Starsmore Discovery Center.
Located in the El Paso County Courthouse, the museum was built around 1903. The exhibits tell the story and development of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak. The premises boast of sprawling beautiful meadows, gardens, lawns, and artwork, including a granite fountain.