Colorado Springs Metro - South Central Colorado

Includes Black Forest, Fountain, Monument

 

Experience Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Fountain, Monument, Colorado

Nestled at the base of majestic Pikes Peak - the historic mountain that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write "America the Beautiful" - Colorado Springs and its surrounding area offer an endless number of thrilling activities.

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Blacksmith demonstration at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado Vacation Directory
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Natural wonders in the area include Cave of the Winds, a natural cave system that offers everything from easy walking tours to muddy, spelunking adventures, and Garden of the Gods Recreation Area, an area filled with breathtaking natural red rock formations and beautiful hiking opportunities.

Closer to town, vacationers can stop by Old Colorado City, the original site of Colorado Springs and a registered National Historic District, to catch a glimpse of restored 1800s architecture, sample fine dining, and explore local shops. Stop in for homemade ice cream at the Colorado City Creamery. Historic Manitou Springs offers leisurely strolls through town to sample its namesake natural spring water at the drinking fountains.

Colorado Springs from the air
Colorado Springs Metro Area
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United States Air Force Academy

 

Head to Colorado Springs' north side for a tour of the United States Air Force Academy. Sports fans can catch a baseball game at Security Service Field, where the Sky Sox - a triple-A affiliation club for the Milwaukee Brewers - play all summer long.

There are some great Jeep & ATV Trails west of Monument connecting to Woodland Park . Explore the Pike National Forest and get an overview of the whole Colorado Springs Metro area.

There is wildlife watching opportunities around Colorado Springs. Make it easy on yourself by visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or spend the day at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and take a naturalist led hike.

And though its unlikely any vacationer could run out of things to do in Colorado Springs, the surrounding area offers even more fun things to do, from hiking and fishing to gambling and theme parks. Calhan is home to a unique geological wonder; located 35 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, there are 4 miles of trails to explore the brightly colored clay formations with plenty of photo opportunities in the Painted Mines Interpretive Park.

Fountain is home to the Pikes Peak International Raceway, known as the "fastest 1-mile paved oval anywhere." Many NASCAR and Indy Racing Leagues use the track for racing, practice, and training. It also is home to Metcalfe Park, which has picnic areas and a skateboard park.

Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Fountain, Monument, Colorado Driving Directions and Location

Colorado Springs is 142 miles north of the Colorado-New Mexico border along Interstate-25 and 155 miles west of the Colorado-Kansas border along Highway 94 and Highway 40.

Monument is 20 miles north of Colorado Springs along I-25, Black Forest is 19 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, and Fountain is 14 miles south of Colorado Springs along I-25.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by the Colorado Springs Airport . Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements.

Colorado Springs Metro is near: Pikes Peak Area & Royal Gorge Area.

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Premium Colorado Springs Metro Businesses

Colorado Powersports Rentals, Inc  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Colorado Springs, specializing in powersports rentals: ATVs, UTVs, ECHO trailers. The equipment you need to off-road near Pikes Peak, Monument and Tri-Lakes Areas! Play in the snow rent a tracked UTV!

ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Breathtaking views of Pikes Peak by mountain bike! Our Tours are fun, safe, adventures for all who LOVE the great outdoors. We cater to all skill levels. All necessary equipment and transportation are provided.

National Parks Attractions More fun things to do Scenic Drives 


Premier Auto and RV Repair, Inc  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Premier Repair Shop is a Family-Owned Business -- honest and professional repairs and maintenance. Quality Motorhome, RV, automotive, truck, trailer repair. MOBILE REPAIR service for recreational vehicle.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Walk back in history at Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs. Experience frontier life first-hand: Native American and Homestead Farming: an historic site, daily activity demonstrations and seasonal events.

Groups and Reunions Attractions 


Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service  link to Colorado vacation
Complete Service Comes to You for Repairs!! Started in 1999, Turbos Mobile RV serves the Pikes Peak Area. Hydronic Service. Appliance Repair. Insurance. Warranty. Trailer Brakes. Lighting. Winterization.

RV Services, Sales and Information 



Featured Colorado Springs Metro Businesses

3B Historic Cabins & Horsback Rides  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
For 60+ years the historic Triple B has hosted Mountain Wedding 8 miles West of Colorado Springs. Daily horseback rides in the Pikes Peak Region. On-site: petting zoo, pool, wrangler meals, log cabins.

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All Season Adventures Inc. - Snowmobile & ATV Rentals & Tours  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
RIDE THE DIVIDE! Snowmobile or ATV, guided tours or unguided rentals. Pick your Season, adventures all year. Spectacular Fall Color Tours. Play in Rocky Mountains near Salida, Monarch and Buena Vista.

ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast & Carriage House  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
The first hotel in Manitou Springs! 1886 Victorian home offers Bed and Breakfast rooms with claw foot tubs. Plus a private vacation Carriage House. Avenue Inn has a hot tub in the garden and spa services.

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park  link to Colorado vacation
Explore this amazing State Park in Colorado Springs. Cheyenne Mountain: archery range, 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, Geo-Caching. RV in a full-service campsite. Park and easy walk-in tent sites.

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts 


Clear Creek Rafting Co.  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Whitewater trips on TWO GREAT RIVERS: The Arkansas River and Clear Creek. TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: Royal Gorge and Idaho Springs! 2 hours to multi-day rafting tours. Something for everyone!

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Colorado Adventures - Wilderness Aware Rafting  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
BE AWARE: Family Outdoor Fun! Twice Named Colorado's: Company of the Year! Rafting adventures with Inn-to-Inn stays for multi-day excursions. Daily raft trips on 5 Colorado rivers through the wilderness.

Groups and Reunions National Parks Whitewater Rafting 


Colorado Powersports Rentals, Inc  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
In Colorado Springs, specializing in powersports rentals: ATVs, UTVs, ECHO trailers. The equipment you need to off-road near Pikes Peak, Monument and Tri-Lakes Areas! Play in the snow rent a tracked UTV!

ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Pikes Peak inspired 'America the Beautiful' in Colorado Springs - A scenic drive. Cisitors find plenty to explore: affordable lodging, mountains, outdoor adventures, 55 attractions! Family vacation, conventions.

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Colorado Springs KOA  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Close to Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. 28 BIG RIG luxury sites with patios. KOA Kabins. Groups welcome. Large pull-thru RV sites, 30/50amp. OPEN ALL YEAR. FREE WI-FI. Instant-on phone hookups.

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Foot of the Rockies RV Resort  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
In Colorado Springs, Luxury RV resort in south central Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak. City water and sewer. Enjoy fishing and hiking at the foot of the Rockies. Extended stays welcome! Pet Friendly.

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Fountain Creek RV Park & Camper Cabins - Open All Year  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Camp under BIG shade trees along Fountain Creek. In Colorado Springs, RV Park ONLY full hookups and family camper cabins. WI-FI! Near Pikes Peak and Air Force Academy. Walk to restaurants, shops.

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Goldfield RV Park & Camper Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Urban resort park with WI-FI, cable TV, full hookup pull-thru RV sites, air-conditioned camper cabins, tent sites, Goldfield Camp Store. Stay in the Historic District of Old Colorado City, west of I-25 on US 24.

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Hotel Elegante, Rustler's Country Cafe and Indoor Fun Zone  link to Colorado vacation
First-class hotel in Colorado Springs: Leisure Rooms: WI-FI, Flat screen TV, Nintendo games, movies, Starbucks coffee. Elegante Loft Suite: microwave, refrig, bath robes. Rustler's Country Cafe, FunZone.

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Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Breathtaking views of Pikes Peak by mountain bike! Our Tours are fun, safe, adventures for all who LOVE the great outdoors. We cater to all skill levels. All necessary equipment and transportation are provided.

National Parks Attractions More fun things to do Scenic Drives 


Pikes Peak Resort  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Luxury in a wilderness setting on 160-acre mountain ranch surrounded by National Forest. Near Pikes Peak, fishing, restaurants. Resort rentals close to Colorado Springs and Denver; near Woodland Park.

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Play Dirty ATV Tours  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
- Mountain ATV trail riding is exciting and fun! Texas Creek is the ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE CAPITAL of Colorado - we play dirty. Tours are a 15 minutes drive from Canon City; 1 hour from the Pikes Peak Area.

Groups and Reunions ATVing and Offroading 


Premier Auto and RV Repair, Inc  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Premier Repair Shop is a Family-Owned Business -- honest and professional repairs and maintenance. Quality Motorhome, RV, automotive, truck, trailer repair. MOBILE REPAIR service for recreational vehicle.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Everything Cowboy, Everyday! The colorful history and equally colorful legends of the American Cowboy's professional rodeo live on at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Museum, and Wedding Venue with catering.

Weddings, Elopements & Honeymoons Attractions 


Raft Masters, Inc: Fun Adventure Memories  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Rafting on Two Rivers: The incredible Arkansas River, 45 miles from Colorado Springs in Canon City; and, Clear Creek, 30 miles from Denver in Idaho Springs. Raft Masters FREE use wetsuit & river-boots.

Whitewater Rafting 


Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Walk back in history at Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs. Experience frontier life first-hand: Native American and Homestead Farming: an historic site, daily activity demonstrations and seasonal events.

Groups and Reunions Attractions 


Rockhound ATV: Tours and Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
A Family adventure. Ride rugged ATV into the National Forest, our guided tours give you an exclusive look into the history of Pikes Peak Region along backcountry trails. Rockhound also offers ATV rentals.

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Rocky Mountain Lodge & Cabins  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
2 CABINS with kitchens and a 5 bedroom LODGE B&B are in the Rocky Mountains at the base of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, in the small community of Cascade. Romance and Attraction Packages.

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Timber Lodge - Rustic Log Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
On 4-acres along Fountain Creek between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. Duplex and stand alone rustic log cabins with playground, pavilion, BBQ grills. Timber Lodge is unique and truly Colorado!

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Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service  link to Colorado vacation
Complete Service Comes to You for Repairs!! Started in 1999, Turbos Mobile RV serves the Pikes Peak Area. Hydronic Service. Appliance Repair. Insurance. Warranty. Trailer Brakes. Lighting. Winterization.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Western Museum of Mining & Industry  link to Colorado vacation
Explore the excitement of Colorado's rich mining industry and watch it come alive in Colorado Springs! A non-profit educational museum dedicated to preserving the Western mining heritage. GOLD PANNING!

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RV Sales, Service & Rentals

Premier Auto and RV Repair, Inc  link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
Premier Repair Shop is a Family-Owned Business -- honest and professional repairs and maintenance. Quality Motorhome, RV, automotive, truck, trailer repair. MOBILE REPAIR service for recreational vehicle.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service  link to Colorado vacation
Complete Service Comes to You for Repairs!! Started in 1999, Turbos Mobile RV serves the Pikes Peak Area. Hydronic Service. Appliance Repair. Insurance. Warranty. Trailer Brakes. Lighting. Winterization.

RV Services, Sales and Information 



For more travel information contact:

Colorado Springs Metro Activities and Maps

National Historic Sites and Landmarks:
Garden of the Gods Recreation Area
The United States Air Force Academy

Seasonal Attractions:
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

Hiking Trails:
Garden of the Gods Recreation Area Hiking Trail -UPDATED-

Jeep & 4WD:
Monument & Woodland Park Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails -UPDATED-

Local Area Maps:
Colorado Springs Area Map
Royal Gorge & Canon City Area Map


 
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