Colorado Springs’ Most Scenic Locations
Colorado Springs is home to beautifully unique rock formations and wildlife.
Visit these 5 locations for the most breath-taking views.
Garden of the Gods
1805 N 30th Street
This a well-known, nature park features bizarrely shaped red rock sandstone formations that date back 300 million years. The park is home to numerous hiking, mountain biking, and horse riding trails. Rock climbing is also permitted, but requires a permit.
5089 Pikes Peak Highway
The City of Colorado Springs rests at the base of the grand Pikes Peak. This towering mountain was the inspiration for the song “America The Beautiful” and offers stunning panoramic views. Pikes Peak Highway is a 19-mile mountain road that any vehicle can drive on. This highway has many stopping points, including a recreational area with 3 lakes and an optional tour. A shuttle takes tourists the last 3 miles to the summit, where 5 states can be seen at once on a clear day.
North Cheyenne Cañon Park
2120 S Cheyenne Rd.
Located at the edge of the foothills and plains of Colorado Springs, this park is known for its diverse plant and animal life. Some of the magnificent creatures that have been spotted by hikers include; black bears, mule deer, mountain lions, and a wide-variety of bird species. The shining star of the Park is Helen Hunt Falls, a 35 ft. water fall. Take the 4 mile Columbine Trail Hike from the bottom of the canyon to the falls to experience the grandeur of the rapids.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park
410 JL Ranch Heights Rd.
This park features more than 21 miles of trails on which hikers have reported spotting turkeys, deer, and prairie dogs. The park is also home to camp sites, numerous picnic areas, equipped with grills, a playground and an archery range that can be used for a small fee.
3650 Maizeland Rd.
This park is known for its interesting rock formations including narrow stone pillars balancing narrow stone pillars balancing larger pieces of rock. The park also features an upper plateau where cacti, opuntia, and wild roses can be seen along the hiking trails. The trails reaching the highest elevation offer stunning views of the city below. The park’s most popular attraction is the challenging biking trails that wind through rocks.