It's been a long trip from home. Come on in. Explore this spacious, well-furnished executive home. Choose one of its four bedrooms in which to unpack, then relax downstairs in the Entertainment Room with music or the big screen. Or enjoy the fully equipped kitchen and share a meal at the dining table with the prime view of the valley. Or step out on the deck and take in a deep breath of the clean, crisp mountain air. The sky looks as if it will never end, and your mind can wander as it considers what stories the rock out-croppings could tell. You could sit on the deck for hours reading, visiting, enjoying your coffee or tea--or barbeque--or just watch the clouds pass.
This is the Southpark Lodge at Colorado Mountain Estates. There is something for everyone here: Visit the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, tour the Wolf Refuge, visit the Victor Mine. There's exploring, hiking, fishing, gold panning, jeep tours, fall color rides, wildlife (deer, elk, Colorado Bighorn) viewing, antiquing, touring the historical gold mines, visiting the active Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company and experiencing the truly breathtaking views of three of Colorado's mountain ranges -- and much more.
If you are ready to interact with Colorado, you are only a short jaunt to amazing hiking trails at the Florissant Fossil Beds, Mueller State Park, Crags and many fascinating mining district trails. You can take day trips for white water-rafting and relaxing hot springs, see the Royal Gorge, ski at Breckenridge or Monarch, or drive just 20 minutes to the famous mining town of Cripple Creek.
While in Cripple Creek you can learn more about the wonderful history of the largest gold camp in the world and visit the Pikes Peak Heritage Center, the Outlaw and Jailmen's Museum, the Molly Kathleen Mine or the District Museum. And you can take a narrow gauge railroad train ride, take guided or unguided mine tours, eat at great restaurants and shop at the cozy stores. There are live theater performances at the Butte Theater or you can partake in Colorado-style gambling.
Just up the road in Victor is the largest active gold mine in Colorado where you can drive to the American Eagle lookout and see three mountain ranges while watching the biggest machinery you've ever seen in 24-7 action, or take their very special guided tour and see it up close.
OR – It’s 25 minutes to Woodland Park, the “City Above the Clouds” and enjoy High-Altitude Golfing, the Dinosaur Resource Center for children of all ages, craft and art shows, antique shops, western clothing store, movie theater, three super-markets, restaurants, gift shops, movie rentals, hairdressers, massage therapy and fast food outlets.
OR - Continue North on Highway 67 to gold-medal fishing on the South Platte or go West to Eleven Mile Canyon for fishing or boating on the reservoir. World class four-wheeling, mountain biking and hiking are in the thousands of acres of National Forest that surround you.
AND - You won't want to miss a day trip to Colorado Springs to enjoy shopping in 'Old Colorado City,' a hike and/or picnic in Garden of the Gods, a tour of the USAF Academy and the US Olympic Center and Focus on the Family. Plus there’s Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and Manitou Springs--a destination in itself for shopping, enjoying the soda springs fountains, the parks, lunch or dinner at any of the exclusive restaurants, pubs or health food restaurants. You will pass by the access to Pikes Peak when descending the pass at Cascade. Take a morning to enjoy a trip up 14,110 feet--the inspiration for 'America the Beautiful'--and look for Kansas to the east!
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Nearby active and historical mine tours - guided and self-guided,
Wildlife viewing - on the property