Colorado Springs is the largest city of Colorado elevated to height of 6,035 feet above the sea level. This city is situated at the base of Pikes Peak with beautiful tourist attractions at a distance of few kilometers. City has relatively cold dry weather with a good amount of sunshine throughout the year. Overall the weather changes on regular basis due to Chinook winds. People usually visit this place for spending their vacations with friends and family. Travelling alone to the city is also pleasurable as you can find many tourist groups and activities to join or participate in.
Vacation Rentals in Colorado Springs
At Colorado Springs you may find it a bit difficult to find rentals as there are few options available only. At CuddlyNest we have gathered all the available options so you can book your vacation rental conveniently before reaching the city. Most of the options include entire houses with multiple bedrooms. Number of rooms can be from 6 to 8 in each house with internet, kitchen, washer, parking and pool facilities.
Colorado Springs in a day
If you are visiting Colorado Springs on weekend or want to explore other cities in Colorado as well, CuddlyNest have a single day tour plan you to visit the most famous destinations without wasting a single moment of your day. First reach the city at night and stay in a vacation rental available in the city so you can start your tour early in the morning. Vacation rentals are available on CuddlyNest online vacation rental platform from where you can book a room or entire house prior to reaching the place. Following are 5 places which you can cover in a single day. All these places are a bit far and you will need a car to travel to these destinations.
It is at a distance of almost an hour drive. This is one of the highest peaks of United State approximately 14000 feet above the sea level. From Colorado Springs this peak is at a height of 8000 feet. For tourists and visitors, there are restaurants and gift shops at various points. Due to elevated on so much height, oxygen level is reduced to 60% only making it a bit difficult to breathe. Further talking about the atmosphere, snowfall and thunderstorms are also common throughout the year. Weather changes are quite sudden and drastic so you need to keep yourself up-to-date with weather forecasts before heading towards the peak. If you are staying there for more than a day, then this place has beautiful hiking trails, scenic places, camping grounds and so many interesting things to enjoy. For a single day tour, you have a complete hour to relax and explore the place.
It is at a drive of 55 minutes from main Pikes Peaks. While driving to this place you will be amazed to see the sky high mountains with clouds just floating by your sides. The highway roads are quite smooth and steep which means you are going to have a comfortable thrilling drive to the point. Picturesque hikes, surrounding mountain peaks, snow caps, cold winds and beautiful sunshine are the few things you are going to enjoy while standing in the middle of clouds. Don’t forget to take your shades and sunblock as these are the two most needed things at that point. After spending half an hour on this spot you can move on to the next one.
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
It is 15 minutes away from the last one. At this point there are so many adventurous activities waiting both above and below the ground. Above the ground adventure park has many interesting packages and activities for you. These challenging adventures include Wind Walker Challenge Course, Bat-A-Pult, Cliff Hanger Climbing Wall, Geronimo’s Leap, Magic Lantern Virtual Reality Theatre and TERROR-dactyl, Via Ferrata Canyon Tour. Below the ground you can enjoy adventurous cave tours. The cave has many sections and chambers. Each one has different types of stones and themed differently. Among the most visited ones you can find, Silent Splendor room, bottomless pit, Adventure Room, Old Curiosity Shop, Spider Web Valley and more. Unfortunately Silent Splendor room has been sealed for the visitors due to conservation issue but rest of the rooms are still opened for the tourists and visitors. 3 hours fun and adventure is allowed at this point before moving to the next one.
Garden of the Gods
It is 15 minutes away from the Cave Of Winds. This place is famous for the huge sandstone rock formations like Cathedral Spires, Steam Boat Rock, Balanced Rock, Sentinel Spires, Three Graces, The Kissing Camels, North Gateway, South Gateway, Gray Rock, Sleeping Giant are the few stone figures clicked more frequently by the visitors. These huge stone formations are natural and resulted due to corrosion and removal of excessive soft sand around the stones. Stones are mostly deep brown, red, pink and white in color. This place has hiking trails, restaurants and shops as well which means you can spend a nice one hour at this spot.
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
This place is approximately 25 minutes away from the Garden of Gods. It is a series of seven beautiful and enchanting waterfalls owned privately. The beautiful falls are named Bridal Veil, Feather, Hill, Hull, Ramona, Shorty, and Weimer. These falls are 181 feet high and you need to climb 224 stairs to reach the peak. Wheelchair elevators are also present there. Two adventurous trails, monuments, wildlife including different species of humming bird and a variety of flora present there are like icing on the cake.