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Colorado Springs Metro - South Central Colorado

Includes Black Forest, Falcon, 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
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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, 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

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

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Premier Auto and RV Repair, Inc
24 HOUR ROADSIDE MOBILE REPAIR for recreational vehicle. Premier Repair Shop is Family-Owned -- professional, honest. Quality Motorhome, RV, auto, trailer repair and maintenance. RV Consignments.

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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Walk into history at Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs. Experience frontier life first-hand: Native American Utes to Homestead Farmers: historic site, daily activity demonstrations and seasonal events.

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Rockhound ATV Tours Guided
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.

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Featured Colorado Springs Metro Businesses

3B Historic Cabins and Horseback Rides
Log cabin rentals at the historic Triple B. Horseback rides with wranglers on mountain trails. 8 miles West of Colorado Springs near Pikes Peak. 3B horse ranch, built in 1950, come experience our life-style.

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All Season Adventures Inc. - Snowmobile and ATV Rentals and Tours
Adventures All Year - pick your season! 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.

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Argo Mill and Tunnel: Museum and Tours
A National Historic Site in Idaho Springs the Argo Mill and Tunnel. Gold and Gem Panning! Daily Tours: see how GOLD ORE was processed at the turn-of-the-century. Museum and Mercantile. West of Denver.

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Cheyenne Mountain State Park
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.

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Clear Creek Rafting Co.
Something for everyone! 1/3-day to multi-day CO rafting tours. Whitewater trips in 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: Idaho Springs and Cañon City! On 2 GREAT RIVERS: Clear Creek and the Arkansas River!

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Colorado Powersports Rentals and Sales
SELF-GUIDED sightseeing tour! 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!

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Colorado Springs - Olympic City USA
Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA! Pikes Peak inspired the song America the Beautiful. Visitors find plenty to explore and experience: affordable lodging, mountains, outdoor adventures, and 55 attractions!

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Colorado Springs KOA Holiday - Camp In The Foothills
Near Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. BIG RIG luxury pull-thru sites with patios.Tent camping in the foothills. KOA Holiday Kabins. Instant phone hookups. Groups welcome. OPEN ALL YEAR. FREE WiFi.

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Fountain Creek RV Park - Open All Year
Camp under BIG shade trees along Fountain Creek in Colorado Springs! RV Park ONLY - Full Hookups! Walk to restaurants and shops. Near Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and US Air Force Academy. WiFi!

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Goldfield RV Park
Camp in Old Colorado City! Park wide Cable TV and WiFi included! Full hookup pull-thru resort RV sites. Goldfield Camp Store. 3 miles to GARDEN of the GODS HIKING! Open all year. Walk to shopping, dining.

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Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn
Award Winning historic boutique-style inn with 1902 Romance and the comforts of today. The Holden House has Bed and Breakfast suites have tubs for two in Old Colorado City with full gourmet breakfast.

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MCM Elegante Suites - Pikes Peak Region
All-Suite hotel with free breakfast, laundry facilities, fitness and business centers in Colorado Springs. MCM Elegante Suites: Kitchens, WiFi, Flat screen TV, dogs friendly. Covered BBQ grills and tables.

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

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Play Dirty ATV Tours - Mountain Trail Riding
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 Cañon City; 1 hour from Pikes Peak Area.

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Premier Auto and RV Repair, Inc
24 HOUR ROADSIDE MOBILE REPAIR for recreational vehicle. Premier Repair Shop is Family-Owned -- professional, honest. Quality Motorhome, RV, auto, trailer repair and maintenance. RV Consignments.

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ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy
Round up your family! The colorful history and legends of the American Cowboy ProRodeo comes alive at the Hall of Fame and Museum. Everything Cowboy! Champions of past and present. Wedding Venue.

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Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Walk into history at Rock Ledge Ranch in Colorado Springs. Experience frontier life first-hand: Native American Utes to Homestead Farmers: historic site, daily activity demonstrations and seasonal events.

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Rockhound ATV Tours Guided
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.

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Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours, Vacation Rentals, White Water Bar and Grill
Colorado's #1 Royal Gorge Outfitter and Zipline Tours. Royal Gorge Rafting, Zip Line Tours, White Water Bar and Grill - One Location - 100% FUN! Between Salida and Cañon City along the Arkansas River.

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Space Foundation - Discovery Center
Share Space with your family and friends! Enjoy our Discovery Center and Museum. Experience interactive fun all year; designed to inspire. Book our unique space-themed venues for your next event!

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Timber Lodge - Rustic Log Cabins
On 4-acres along Fountain Creek between Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, Colorado. Duplex and stand alone rustic log cabins. Timber Lodge is non-smoking. Enjoy: BBQ grills, playground, pavilion.

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Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service
Complete Service Comes to You for Repairs!! Since 1999, Turbos Mobile RV has served the Pikes Peak Area. Hydronic Service. Appliance Repair. Insurance. Warranty. Trailer Brakes. Lighting. Winterization.

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Western Museum of Mining and Industry
Colorado prospered in the mining industry, this hands-on museum honors the living heritage of western mining in Colorado Springs! Guided tours. GOLD PANNING! Explore the excitement. A non-profit.

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Wilderness Aware Rafting
BE AWARE: Family Outdoor Fun! Colorado Adventures was twice named Colorado Company of the Year! Daily trips on 5 rivers into the Wilderness. Multi-day raft excursions include Inn-to-Inn all inclusive stays.

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RV Sales, Service & Rentals

Premier Auto and RV Repair, Inc
24 HOUR ROADSIDE MOBILE REPAIR for recreational vehicle. Premier Repair Shop is Family-Owned -- professional, honest. Quality Motorhome, RV, auto, trailer repair and maintenance. RV Consignments.

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Turbos Mobile RV Repair Service
Complete Service Comes to You for Repairs!! Since 1999, Turbos Mobile RV has served the Pikes Peak Area. Hydronic Service. Appliance Repair. Insurance. Warranty. Trailer Brakes. Lighting. Winterization.

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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

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

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


 
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