The Rocky Mountains have a beautiful backdrop with peaks and valleys dressed in a variety of weather. Vacations in the Manitou Springs area is an example of pristine skiing, fishing, and hunting. Homes come with expansive windows with views of the great outdoors. Accommodations of stone fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, and cathedral ceilings of stunning wood make this a repeat getaway.
This is a fisherman’s paradise with the day starting out by checking the fish report. There are lakes, streams, ponds, creeks, and rivers to fall in love with. A variety of species include the popular bluegill, trout, and sucker. Anglers should come prepared for large catches using both live bait and lures such as jigs, bobbers, and flies. Colorado Springs is the nearby sister city that leads to more fishing spots including reservoirs. Seasonal options include ice fishing in the winter and angler and pro series throughout the rest of the year.
Spend the day visiting places that can only be found in Manitou Springs from castles to caves. Miramont Castle is a historic museum built in the late 1800s, while Seven Falls is nature’s historical landmark. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a combination of a days gone by and modern wonder with year round availability.
Archaeology enthusiasts will spend loads of time exploring this national treasure. The 28-mile scenic drive from Manitou Springs leads to well-preserved plant and insect fossils in shale that date back to the Eocene age. Walk on volcanic ash and witness the algal bloom from a lake filled with diatoms. Nearby Pikes Peaks is another extraordinary outdoors delight with caves and caverns to explore. Access most attractions from a ride on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway.
During the summer months, lows can dip in to the 50s, while low to upper 80s rule the day. Winters are snowy with temperatures in the mid-teens for the low, while highs reach the lower 40s during the day. Depending on the time of the getaway, pack for skiing or hunting.
Flights in to nearby Colorado Springs Municipal Airport offer a quick drive to this destination. RVs are a popular option with various parks throughout the countryside. Private or rental cars are ideal for reaching this destination and the plethora of attractions.