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Posted: 06/11/10 08:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would not waste my time with 7 falls or cave of the winds. I would do the AF Academy, Olympic training center, Cheyenne Mtn Zoo and Will Rogers Shrine, lunch at the Broadmoor (walk around after lunch), Pikes Peak Cog, Cripple Creek, Colorado SPrings Museum,Royal Gorge dinner train ride, Flying W steakhouse and dinner show. Just to warm you up.

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Posted: 06/11/10 08:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can have your Royal Gorge rip-off. We drove the whole way back that cow path of a road to find out the park closed in 15 min. and they still wanted the full price to enter and take a couple photos. We bagged on it and rolled.

Pikes Peak Cog rail is cool! Nothing like that woozy feeling at the top, although my friend and I agreed it did remind us of that one time in trade school...never mind.


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Posted: 06/12/10 07:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For a **free** simple walk around don't forget Ute Valley Park and Palmer Park. Drive Hwy 83 up to Denver. The Renaissance Festival in Larkspur (only on weekends). Denver has some great attractions, too, and it's on 90 minutes or so to the center of town.

I lived and worked in the Springs for 9 years and worked in Denver for two. When I worked in Denver I lived in the Larkspur area. Much cooler than Denver.

Get out and enjoy!

BTW, the Rio Grande Gorge just west of Taos, NM on Hwy 64 is the 2nd deepest highway gorge bridge (~650') and it's FREE! You can park on the west side and walk out across the bridge. It's kind of an weird feeling when a semi drives over, though.

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Posted: 06/16/10 07:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yesterday the sun came out and it was a photographer's dream kind of day .. thanx for all the information .. I even printed it out to show hubby .. we had a great day going from Manitou Springs up to Florissant Fossil Beds, thenn over to Cripple Creek to ride the Narrow Gauge RR up to the gold mines, and made the cirlce on up to Divide and over to Woodland Park then back to Manitou Springs.

As has happened b4 did not understand what you all were telling me until we arrived in the area .. Thank you again .. today will probably be Pike's Peak - as I did great with the altitude of 9494 at Cripple Creek, so should be able to go 1/2 way up at least. Having a great time -


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Posted: 06/16/10 07:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't stop half way; you should be fine for a short time up there. You DO NOT want to miss the view from the top!

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Posted: 06/16/10 07:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YESSSSS - we made it to the TOP - what a view - and no I did not buy one of those shirt "Real Women Don't Need Guardrails" .. I like guardrails ! we were so happy that I was able to go to the top - we were not sure how my asthma would react to the 14,110 ft. Elevation.

Its spendy but we ate lunch at the top also. The drive was awesome and we stopped several times so both of us could enjoy the vistas. When we went thru the Mandatory Brake check we were ok - brakes were 150 degrees - the road constructin was bothersome, but didn't back up traffic.

R & R tomorrow then Saturday will be the Garden of the Gods.

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God bless ya ............. good going ! I told you it was quite a view! (I owe you a PM).

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I have enjoyed all of the prior posts as they have been quite informative. DW, grandkids, and I have reservations for Estes Park and Pikes Peak areas 3-14 August, UGGH. I have determined that I have one major barrier to cross before making that trip. Weak ticker so I must get the blessing of my cardiologist before then. I noticed all the warnings in the visitors guides. Glad that I didn't wait till I got there to find out the hard way. If "Doc" says go and be careful, we'll make those reservations and just not go crazy. I am scheduled for a myriad of tests on 16 July. We'll see.


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Posted: 06/17/10 09:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The first time I visited Royal Gorge, many years ago, it was more of a park-type atmosphere, where you could leisurely walk across the bridge and enjoy the views. The second, and last, time I visited, they had turned it into a theme park, a tourist trap as others have said; literally ruined everything for me, even the views. Mueller State Park, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and the Air Force Academy are my favorite places in the area.


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Sounds like a lot has changed around the Springs area since I was there about 15 years ago!! The Royal Gorge was great then...as mentioned, you could ease around and walk across the bridge at your leisure. And there was no toll booth on the way up Pikes Peak!! What's up with that??

Too bad, we were planning to go back next summer but may have to reconsider now.

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