Pikes Peak is known as one of the most exciting places to visit in the great state of Colorado. Locals enjoy year-round fun in the mountains and rivers that attract hikers, bikers, rafters, and adventure seekers of all kinds. The Pikes Peak area givers travelers tons of options in one of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world. You may want to pencil in a trip here, and see what everyone’s been talking about in Colorado.
The region has long been a beacon for artists in search of inspiring surroundings. Word of mouth during the 1800s about Pikes Peak and Colorado attracted painters, poets, and writers to the area; In fact, “America the Beautiful” was written at the top of Pikes Peak over 120 years ago! Many more flocked to the area for the unmatched leisure and adventure. Travel has been important to area since then, with small communities opening up resorts to accommodate the growing popularity.
The Pikes Peak region has retained its attractiveness over the years. Travelers are able to travel through time in the preserved areas like the Garden of the Gods. This amazing park is a national landmark filled with massive sandstone fins and other exceptional geological formations. Boulders seem to balance perfectly atop another, spires reach for the sky. Visitors can learn the about the science behind them, hike around, and even climb the rocks.
Pikes Peak can be accessed a number of ways. Hikers can take the 13 mile Barr Trail from Manitou Springs to the summit. If you want to drive, try Pikes Peak Highway which is 19 paved miles of winding road which will allow you to see tons of awesome scenery.
For extra adventure, try a guided activity. There are a plethora of options from a hot air balloon ride, to river rafting on the Arkansas River. No matter your personal style, there’s something to help you make the most of your trip to this natural wonderland.
The nearby towns of Cascade, Manitou Springs, and Colorado Springs offer plenty of dining, entertainment, and relaxation options.
Where to Stay in Pikes Peak
We’re excited to feature one of the best places to stay in Pikes Peak Colorado: Rocky Mountain Lodge and Cabins. Choose from a cozy log cabin, charming cottage, or luxury suite. Each offers guests spacious accommodations and stylish mountain decor throughout.
Rocky Mountain Lodge is your home away from home while exploring all that there is to do in the Pikes Peak Area. With convenient access to the mountain, Cascade, and Manitou Springs, you’ll be able to make the most of your vacation.
The Cabin is the perfect choice for families and can sleep up to four in two bedrooms. The log cabin was originally a single room hunter’s cabin, and has been upgraded over the years. You’ll enjoy the mountain views from the private hot tub on the patio, and all of the unique charm found inside the cabin. Pine details can be found throughout the cabin in the custom furnishings and all along the walls. You’ll have all the comforts of home with a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, cable, and wifi.
The adorable cottage features two stories of mountain charm, perfect for a couples getaway. The upstairs has one bedroom with a queen size bed and a space for curling up with a good book and a warm drink by the fire. Downstairs is where you’ll find the kitchen, dining area, and full bath featuring a walk in shower. The cottage was built in 1938, and has been updated to include modern luxuries while keeping plenty of the classic details from the original build.
The luxury suite seamlessly blends rustic and modern in this two person getaway. The suite features a king size bed, private outdoor hot tub, and a double sided fireplace between the living room and bedroom. You’ll love the bathroom that has a two person jetted tub, huge shower, and gorgeous granite counters and stone tiles. Enjoy luxe details like included bathroom and slippers, and stocked coffee bar. This suite is ready to make your anniversary or any romantic getaway one to remember.
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