Colorado Springs is a sprawling wonderland of cityscape, red rock, deep valleys and shimmering lakes, with highlights including the glacier-carved Pikes Peak; the Garden of the Gods, voted the number one state park in the US; the majestic forests and jagged red peaks of Cheyenne Canyon and the mineral spring fountains of Manitou.
Explore with red-rock hikes around the glacier-carved Pikes Peak and hoodoo-esque spires of the Garden of the Gods. Over in Cheyenne Mountain State Park, acres of rolling hills interspersed with jagged peaks play host to myriad activities from gentle strolls to horseback rides, spotting mule deer, wild turkeys, elk, prairie dogs and coyotes along the way. Come nighttime, whether you want camping, cosy log cabins or luxury lodging, there's a wealth of options either in the city or hidden among the sprawling wilderness. Take advantage of a wealth of food options, from steakhouses and pizzerias to fine dining and all-American classics, washed down with Colorado's renowned craft beer – from brewery tours to food festivals and beer gardens.