Walking Colorado Springs  by Judith Galas & Cindy West

Walking Colorado Springs Guide Book

by Judith Galas & Cindy West (Falcon Guides)
Walking Colorado Springs  by Judith Galas & Cindy West
Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a small but picturesque city nestled below the Rocky Mountain Front amid strikingly beautiful parklands such as Monument Valley Park and Garden of the Gods. The city's historic past is preserved in elegant turn-of-the-century homes, the downtown district of Old Colorado City, and the grounds of the internationally famous and luxurious Broadmoor Hotel complex. This compact guide takes you to 18 of the best walks in and around the city. Each trip description includes directions, maps, points of interest, estimated walking time & much more.

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Trails from the "Walking Colorado Springs" Guide Book
Displaying trails 18 of 18.

Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.

This walk starts at a base elevation of 6,800 feet and climbs from there. So, if you are not accustomed to higher elevations, be prepared to stop and catch your breath or to rest at one of the many be ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2
Situated on 18,500 acres, the Air Force Academy is one of Colorado’s most popular tourist attractions. More than one million people visit each year, and as many as eleven thousand have been known to p ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 6
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This walk, in the heart of the park and at the base of the highest rock formations, is so accessible that anyone—from a toddler walking alongside her stroller, to someone using a wheelchair, to a jogg ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
This trail is ideal for walkers and joggers; they can circle Cheyenne Lake as many times as they wish at whatever pace feels comfortable. They will even walk or jog to the soothing music of the Westmi ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 0.75
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Seemingly protected by Pikes Peak, downtown Colorado Springs has a clean, open, spacious feel. Perhaps the sense of welcome comes from the streetside flower boxes crammed with colorful blooms, or the ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
In 1983, this largest collection of historic buildings in the Pikes Peak region was declared a National Historic District. Shaded in the summer by trees, perfumed in the spring by lilacs, and busy alm ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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Colorado Springs carries many of the values and passions of its forefathers. A love of the outdoors, an appreciation for culture, education, and the finer things of life, and a commitment to community ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 7
Landscape engineer, Edmond C. Van Diest, a close friend of General Palmer, had designed most of the city’s parks. So when Palmer announced that this park was to be the crowning glory of his park devel ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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The bustle and the skyline certainly have changed since General William Jackson Palmer lived here; traffic moves faster and the buildings are taller. This city of 400,000 people has grown way beyond i ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 8
This trail first meanders through cottonwoods and willows watered by Bear Creek and then onto open, dry hillsides covered with scrub oak and yucca. The Bear Creek Nature Center Trail Guide notes vis ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2
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The cool, naturally carbonated waters that give Colorado Springs its name are located here in Manitou Springs. These natural springs attracted many of the area’s steady visitors: the Indian tribes of ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 2
North Cheyenne Canyon Park is a city park with mountains, water falls, cliffs of pinkish-red Pikes Peak granite, and a creek that rushes down from 12,500-foot Mount Almagre. Thousands of people visit ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 3
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This urban lake setting is home to squirrels that stand up and beg, and flocks of ducks and Canada geese that liven up the shoreline. Local folklore also says that at times the lake has been a submari ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
If you first saw these massive white and red rocks back in the 1800s, what would you have called this place? Dedicated in 1909, the Garden of the Gods is a free city park comprised of 1,350 acres. Wit ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 5
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This trail, which is popular with families, starts where North Cheyenne Creek tumbles down into North Cheyenne Canyon Park. Wide, timber-supported steps and wooden handrails keep this sometimes steep ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
Part of the El Paso County park system, the Bear Creek Nature Center combines interactive, indoor nature displays with about 2 miles of self-guided, outdoor trails. The park trails are open from sunri ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 0.5
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This Broadmoor walk explores not only the hotel and its lake, but it also wanders farther afield to take in the tennis courts, conference facilities, and the El Pomar Carriage House Museum. If the mus ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
Architecturally striking, the Air Force Academy Chapel is the number one manmade attraction in Colorado. More than one million people visit it each year. While it now seems to stand in seamless unit ...
Colorado Springs, CO - Walking - Trail Length: 1
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