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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.

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Garden of the Gods
Blacksmith demonstration at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Colorado
Courtesy of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site

 

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

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

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

Browns Canyon Aerial Adventure Park  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
An aerial park experience above Browns Canyon near Buena Vista. 4 Courses, 66 elements, Big Drop Swing, Leap of Faith, Vertical Limit Challenge. Operated by Noah's Ark an adventure leader in Colorado.

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

National Parks Scenic Byways Attractions More fun things to do Scenic Drives 


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

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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 National Parks Attractions 


Rockhound ATV: Tours and Rentals  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
A Family adventure! A rugged ATV ride into Pike National Forest, our guided tours give you an exclusive look into the local history of Pikes Peak along our backcountry trails. Rockhound also offers ATV rentals.

ATVing and Offroading Attractions More fun things to do Scenic Drives 


Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service  Web page link icon
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

A Raft Masters Adventure  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Rafting adventures on either The Arkansas River, 45 miles from Colorado Springs in Canon City; or, Clear Creek, 30 miles from Denver in Idaho Springs. Raft Masters FREE use of wetsuit and river-boots.

Whitewater Rafting 


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

ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast & Carriage House  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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 spa services and a hot tub in the garden.

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Browns Canyon Aerial Adventure Park  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
An aerial park experience above Browns Canyon near Buena Vista. 4 Courses, 66 elements, Big Drop Swing, Leap of Faith, Vertical Limit Challenge. Operated by Noah's Ark an adventure leader in Colorado.

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park  Web page link icon
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 link icon Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Something for everyone! Whitewater trips on 2 GREAT RIVERS: The Arkansas River and Clear Creek. 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: Royal Gorge and Idaho Springs! From 2 hours to multi-day rafting tours.

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Colorado Adventures - Wilderness Aware  Web page link icon Photos on page icon Special offers and discounts link icon
BE AWARE: Family Outdoor Fun! Colorado Adventures was twice name: Colorado Company of the Year! Daily trips on 5 rivers into the Wilderness. Multi-day raft excursions include Inn-to-Inn all inclusive stays.

Groups and Reunions National Parks Whitewater Rafting 


Colorado Powersports Rentals, Inc  Web page link icon Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
In Colorado Springs, specializing in powersports rentals: ATVs, UTVs, ECHO trailers. SELF-GUIDED sightseeing tour! The equipment you need to off-road near Pikes Peak, Monument and Tri-Lakes Areas!

ATVing and Offroading Attractions 


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

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Colorado Springs KOA - Camp In The Foothills  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Close to Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. BIG RIG luxury pull-thru RV sites with patios. KOA Kabins. Tent camping in the foothills. OPEN ALL YEAR. FREE WI-FI. Groups welcome. Instant phone hookups.

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Foot of the Rockies RV Resort  Email link icon
In Colorado Springs, luxury RV resort in south central Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak. City water and sewer. Pet Friendly. Enjoy fishing and hiking at the foot of the Rockies. Extended stays welcome!

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

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Goldfield RV Park and Camper Cabins  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Stay in Old Colorado City! Park wide Cable TV and WI-FI included! Full hookup pull-thru resort RV sites. Goldfield Camp Store, camper cabins with A/C, tent sites. 3 miles to GARDEN OF THE GODS hiking!

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Holden House 1902 Bed and Breakfast Inn  Web page link icon Reservation link icon Photos on page icon New Colorado business icon
1902 Award Winning Victorian Bed and Breakfast near historic Old Colorado City. Experience the Romance of the Past with the Comforts of Today: All Suites, tubs for two, full gourmet breakfast.

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Hotel Elegante, Rustler's Country Cafe and Indoor FunZone  Web page link icon
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. FunZone. Rustler's Country Cafe.

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

National Parks Scenic Byways Attractions More fun things to do Scenic Drives 


Pikes Peak Resort - Where Luxury and Wilderness Meet  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
In a wilderness setting on 160-acre mountain ranch surrounded by National Forest. Luxury near Pikes Peak, fishing, restaurants. Resort rentals close to Colorado Springs and Denver; near Woodland Park.

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Play Dirty ATV Tours - Mountain Trail Riding  Email link icon Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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  Web page link icon
MOBILE REPAIR service for recreational vehicle. Premier Repair Shop is a Family-Owned Business -- honest, professional repairs and maintenance. Quality Motorhome, RV, automotive, truck, trailer repair.

RV Services, Sales and Information 


ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy  Web page link icon
Everything Cowboy, Everyday! Round up your family! The colorful history and legends of the American Cowboy's professional rodeo come alive at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Museum, and Wedding Venue.

Weddings, Elopements & Honeymoons Attractions 


Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
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 National Parks Attractions 


Rockhound ATV: Tours and Rentals  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
A Family adventure! A rugged ATV ride into Pike National Forest, our guided tours give you an exclusive look into the local history of Pikes Peak along our backcountry trails. Rockhound also offers ATV rentals.

ATVing and Offroading Attractions More fun things to do Scenic Drives 


Rocky Mountain Lodge: Bed & Breakfast and Cabins  Web page link icon Photos on page icon Special offers and discounts link icon
Romance and Attraction Packages. 2 CABINS have kitchens. 5 bedroom bed & breakfast LODGE in the Rocky Mountains at the base of Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, in the small community of Cascade.

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Royal Gorge Cabins - Whitewater Rafting with Echo Canyon - 8 Mile Bar/Grill  Reservation link icon Photos on page icon
Modern Cabins and Glamping Tent rentals 1 hour from Colorado Springs near the Royal Gorge. On-site: Echo Canyon River Expeditions, seasonal restaurant, free activity concierge. Incredible mountain views!

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Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours, Vacation Rentals, White Water Bar and Grill  Web page link icon Photos on page icon
Colorado's #1 Royal Gorge Outfitter and Zip Line Tours. Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours, White Water Bar and Grill - One Location - 100% FUN! Between Salida and Canon City on the Arkansas River.

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Space Foundation - Discovery Center  Web page link icon New Colorado business icon
Share Space with Your Family and Friends! Enjoy our unique science center and museum; designed to inspire. Experience interactive fun all year. Book our unique space-themed venues for your celebration!

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Timber Lodge - Rustic Log Cabins  Web page link icon New Colorado business icon
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  Web page link icon
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  Web page link icon
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!

Attractions 



RV Sales, Service & Rentals

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

RV Services, Sales and Information 


Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service  Web page link icon
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 & 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 & Cañon City Area Map


 
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