A multitude of area attractions are available within easy driving distance of the Colorado Mountain Cabin network. Here is a sampling of some of the places to visit and things to do: Click on picture for link.
Visit Teller County today and begin to enjoy our many historic venues, national monuments, outdoor activities, exciting & interesting attractions for everyone, tempting restaurants & dining spots, unique retail establishments, a variety of family & adult entertainment.
Need a vacation? Trying to decide where to go and what to see in Colorado? Look no further! Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region has mountains…and SO much more. Come play in our backyard and see why we are as Colorado as it gets! Take your Colorado Vacation in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek and Canon City, and have more of true Colorado to offer than anywhere else in the state!
Old Colorado City is the oldest city in the Pikes Peak Region. From its beginning in 1859 Old Colorado City had a colorful reputation. Its permanent population had a high percentage of troublemakers, outlaws and other people who enjoyed the rugged comforts of its 21 saloons, houses of ill repute and jails. Old Colorado City was rough, even for the wild, Wild West!
The historic town of Cripple Creek, Colorado sits on the southwest slopes of majestic Pikes Peak in the Colorado Rockies. More than 100 years ago this charming community attracted tens of thousands of gold-seekers to its hillsides in search of their fortunes. The gold mines are a part of Cripple Creek’s colorful history, and today, visitors can choose from a wide variety of rich and wonderful experiences here.
Arkansas River Tours has been offering exceptional whitewater rafting in Colorado since 1973. Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are the birthplace of more major rivers than any other mountain range in the U.S. Colorado’s Arkansas River, the most popular river in America, provides a variety of rafting experiences ranging from ½ day trips to multi-day trips with camping, easy whitewater for family vacation adventures to challenging extreme adventures in Class IV+ whitewater.
Mueller State Park’s 55 miles of trails provide a 5,000-acre playground for the hiker, mountain biker, wildlife watcher and winter sports enthusiast. A popular Watchable Wildlife Area, Mueller is home to elk, black bear, hawks, and mule deer. Park visitors traverse the park’s numerous trails on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis, horseback and mountain bike, depending on the season. A popular winter destination for snow tubing.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.
There are many fine streams and lakes in the area to fish, all within a one-hour drive from Victor. All are cold water areas with a wide variety of trout species and northern pike. Skagway Reservoir east of Victor offers fishing and a gradual trail that gets more hilly. The trail follows the lake’s edge. Take Phantom Canyon Road east of Victor to the first fork in the road and turn left; drive to the reservoir. The trail starts to the north of the parking area.
Anglers and writers consistently tout Eleven Mile’s large reservoir for its outstanding fishing. When not reeling in a rainbow, brown, cutthroat, kokanee or pike, there are nearly five miles of scenic hiking and biking trails that await exploration. Fish from the shore or a boat while enjoying scenic vistas. Camp comfortably in designated campsites located around the shoreline, nestled among trees in the backcountry, or tucked away in secluded canyon pockets and remote hillsides.
The Crags Colorado gets its name from the magnificent rock formations that you will see along the way and at the end of this trail. The majority of the Crags trail is easy, with just a slight altitude gain except for in the very beginning and the end. At the end of the trail there are some large rocks that you will be hiking up but it is worth it since the views at the very top are beautiful. Round trip this trail takes approximately 2-3.5 hours depending on your pace and how long you stay at the top. For most of the trail you’ll be walking along side a small creek in an open field. This hike is great for families and leashed dogs and you will see plenty of friendly pups on a nice day.
What’s commonly known today as Pike’s Peak was originally named “Shining Mountain” by the Ute Indians because of how brightly the sun reflected off of the snow. Minutes from the Idyllic town of Woodland Park, Colorado; Shining Mountain is sure to be considered a jewel in the Rocky Mountain state.
The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is one of the very few sanctuaries in the entire United States which has been certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). With this title we are able to go beyond education and into application.
Whether it’s your first Colorado ski vacation or your 10th trip to Breckenridge, we want to provide you with the planning tools to make your ski vacation a seamless and unforgettable experience. Breckenridge offers the variety of lodging, skiing terrain and activities to give your group the flexibility to make it the perfect vacation.
Colorado Vertical specializes in private, luxurious helicopter tours of Pikes Peak and the absolutely splendid scenery surrounding Colorado Springs! Come enjoy some of Colorado’s most scenic country from the safety and comfort of your private helicopter tour. With our spotless, accident free safety record, personal, professional and experienced high altitude pilots, and modern, high powered Robinson Raven II Helicopters, you can be sure you are in good hands!