We visited “The Springs” while we were in town nearby visiting a sweet college friend in Denver. Garden of the Gods had been on Andre’s list of places to see for quite some time, so our most recent trip made that a success. If you head that way, GOTG is at the top of our must see list.
The Keg is another spot at the top when you’re ready for some grub, but it is actually 10 minutes north-west in Manitou Springs. There are plenty of great spots within the city limits though; we just ended up on that end after GOTG this trip. We’ve listed our food recommendations and activities below, but let us know about your recommendations as well for our next trip out there.
If you’re feeling super adventurous and ready to take on a great athletic feat, our last suggestion is the Manitou Incline. We tabled that for our next visit due to time constraints, and if we’re being honest, current athletic ability LOL. It is one mile straight up, so as their website states, it is a heart-pounding workout at 2,000 feet elevation.
FAVORITE FOOD FINDS
- CASUAL: Keg Lounge, The Rabbit Hole, Red Gravy
- DRESSY: Four by Brother Luck, MacKenzie’s Chop House, Cowboy Star
- DESSERT: Josh and John’s Naturally Homemade Ice Creams, Boonzaaijer’s Dutch Bakery, Amy’s Donuts
WHERE WE WALK
ARTS AND ATTRACTIONS
- HISTORY/ARTS: Pike’s Peak Cog Railway, Manitou Incline, National Museum of World War II Aviation, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, Peterson Air & Space Museum, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
- SPORTS: United States Airforce Academy, Olympic Training Center
- ATTRACTIONS: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site