Pikes Peak Area Travel Tips
Pikes Peak Vacation Rentals are Easily Accessible
Set in Colorado’s Front Range, Pikes Peak is a national historic landmark. It is less than 40 miles from Colorado Springs on Interstate 25. Visitors are attracted to Pikes Peak lodging all year long, for its excellent range of outdoor activities. Due to its elevated alpine environment, the area gets snow at any time of year, along with thunderstorms in summer. Pikes Peak attracts more visitors than any other mountain in America.
Pikes Peak Cabins to Enjoy America’s Great Outdoors
Since Pikes Peak is one of America’s most popular resort areas, visitors to Pikes Peak cabins will find a huge variety of things to do. Many will find hiking the Barr Trail to the summit an exhausting but exhilarating experience. For those who want a less energetic route up the mountain, the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway is a cog railway providing visitors with an easy way to reach the top. Once there, the views are well worth it, regardless of the route you choose to get there. The area is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.
A Different Adventure Every Day
Pikes Peak vacation rentals are conveniently close to many attractions and great days out. Visitors may enjoy a day horseback riding through some of the most glorious scenery anywhere. Take time to visit underground Colorado at the Cave of the Winds. These spectacular caves are impressive natural wonders. The Royal Gorge Scenic Railway is a relaxing way to enjoy the views over the gorge in an old-fashioned way. While here, step back into the Wild West at Frontier Town where an authentic western town, complete with gunfights, will delight the whole family. Then there is Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where the mountains make a stunning backdrop for over 750 animals. Who wouldn’t want to hand-feed a giraffe? While here, experience the African Rift Valley exhibit. For those who are looking for a thrilling day, try whitewater rafting down the Arkansas River through Bighorn Sheep Canyon. The Flying W Ranch is a great place for dinner with some typical western-style entertainment thrown in. This ranch was recently rated one of the most unique American eateries.
To find some great local handcrafted souvenirs, visit Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. Here, visitors can enjoy browsing through the Native American jewelry and rugs, sand paintings and pottery in a typically Native American style store. Visitors can also now enjoy a nature tour here, with a gentle walk through local flora and fauna while learning about the history of the area. At the Ghost Town Museum, visitors will take a fun look at history back in the early pioneer days. The town of Manitou Springs, with its fascinating history as a neutral meeting ground for the various Native American tribes and its natural pure spring water, is another wonderful way to spend a day. While in the area, visitors may like a trip to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings to see the 700-year-old remnants of the Anasazi. These are truly fascinating ways to learn more about the way of life of the original inhabitants. The John May Museum Center is home to two interesting attractions with the Natural History Museum and the Space Exploration area. Go underground to view the life of the miner at the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. Dating from the 1800s, a 1,000-foot vertical shaft takes visitors down into the mines and back in time. Before heading home, make sure to see Seven Falls, where a 181-foot waterfall cascades down seven steps of cliff. Bring hiking boots to take full advantage of the area's hiking trails.
Pikes Peak Lodging Contains Unique Homes Packed with Luxuries
Pikes Peak cabins are ideally located to take full advantage of this popular area. Each home is individually furnished and comes equipped with luxurious extras such as flat screen TVs with entertainment systems, washing and drying facilities, BBQs, internet access and a host of extras. Many homes welcome pets.