Things to do in Colorado Springs

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks and Recreation

Banning Lewis Ranch offers many amenities to the residents including natural parks throughout. The open space feature will have every home within a couple blocks of a park or trail.

Local attractions include:

Cliff Dwellings – the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde are some of the best preserved in North America. In the late 1190's, the Ancestral Pueblo people began building pueblos beneath the cliffs where they resided. They ranged from one-room areas for storage to villages that were over 150 rooms. This natural phenomenon is a must see.

Paint Mines – The paint mines show evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago. The natural erosion of the land has exposed beautifully colored layers of the clay and jasper, giving the spires a painted look. The park has 4 miles of trails and an adventure through the park’s natural wonders.

Garden of the Gods – This is one of the most visited attractions within the western region. Garden of Gods is a Natural National Landmark with gorgeous red rocks, trails galore, restaurants, interactive family exhibits, and more.

Manitou Incline Trail – this trail is for those advanced climbers and hikers out there. Gaining over 2000 feet of elevation in less than a mile, it will test your limits and physical endurance. The trail is one of the most popular outdoor attractions in Colorado. During the summer, there are also free shuttles.

Manitou and Pike Peaks Railway (Cog) – this railway is the World’s Highest cog train, ascending 14,115 feet up Pikes Peak throughout the entire year. At the top, you will experience the jaw-dropping panoramic views. From mid-May to mid-September, 6-8 trains run per day.

United States Air Force Academy – the USAFA serves as both an Air Force base and academy for those who are starting their journey with the USAF.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - This is the U.S.’s only mountainous zoo located on Cheyenne Mountain. It is the prime location for families to enjoy wildlife, and amazing view of the Colorado Springs area.

Shopping and Dining Options

Being so close to Colorado Springs, residents can take a short ride to have access to all of their shopping, entertainment, and dining needs. With over 100 local boutiques and shops, there is endless amounts of retail therapy to be had Head over to Powers Boulevard and find every big box store imaginable.

The cuisine selection in Colorado Springs ranges from coffee shops to late-night attractions and microbreweries. Colorado Spring's individual neighborhoods hold some of the best dining treasures, like delicious Cajun cuisine at Springs Orleans, a 5-star dinner at the Broadmoor's Penrose Room, a steak and seafood dinner at The Steakhouse at Flying Horse, brunch at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, or BBQ at Bird Dog BBQ.


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Broadmoor Bluffs Realty
4729 Opus Drive
Colorado Springs CO 80906
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