Winter is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start planning your ski trip. Colorado is the ultimate getaway destination for anyone looking to relax and experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. Of course there are various ski resorts throughout Colorado, but when planning your trip, take into consideration what else the state has to offer to make the most of your venture.
Colorado Springs, Colorado is a popular ski resort area that has a lot more to offer than just the slopes.
Garden of the Gods is a visitor and nature center offering shopping, exhibits and group tours for the entire family. Garden of the Gods is a registered National Natural Landmark, and the world class Visitor & Nature Center is the most visited attraction in the region. The Event Calendar displays weekly events such as “Look & Lunch” and “Wellness Walk” that are free and educational.
Can’t get enough of the Garden of the Gods? Academy Riding Stables provides the opportunity to experience this natural wonder as our ancestors did a hundred years ago-on horseback. Horseback rides during the Winter months are approximately three hours and led by real cowboys. Whether you’re an experienced rider or not, Academy Riding Stables has a horse suited for you to ensure an unforgettable experience.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a local zoo in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the perfect vacation attraction for all ages, and a great way to take a break from the slopes. The zoo provides special events throughout the year that offer a unique experience compared to other zoos.
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings were built over 700 years ago, and were perserved under a protective red sandstone overhang. There are no “Do Not Touch” signs; feel free to let the kids fully experience this historic site. There is a three-story Pueblo-style building that contains the Anasazi museum and a Southwestern gift shop right next the dwellings. The dwellings are open everyday, year round except for Christmas Day and Thanksgiving, which make it a flexible to fit into any schedule.