Areas of Interest

Near Westcliffe

The Historic Beckwith Ranch

The newly renovated ranch gives visitors a taste of the 19th century ranch community of the Westcliffe area. * http://www.beckwithranch.org/

Wolf Sanctuary

Mission Wolf is a wolf sanctuary outside of Westcliffe. It is a non profit which encourages visits in order to promote educational understanding of wolves, sustainability, and the environment. * http://www.missionwolf.org/

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Within 40 Minutes

Park and Bridge, Route Railroad

The Royal Gorge Bridge is the world's highest suspension bridge. It is just outside of Canon City and is above the Arkansas River. The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park provide opportunity for exploration, rides, and attractions. * http://www.royalgorgebridge.com/ * The Royal Gorge Route Railroad provides a scenic train ride through the Royal Gorge, next to the Arkansas River. The route goes under the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge. In addition to open car and dinner cars, a murder mystery option is sometimes available. * https://royalgorgeroute.com/

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

The Great Sand Dunes are the tallest dunes in North America and provide opportunities for hiking, camping, exploring, and sledding. * http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm

Hand-built Castle

Bishops Castle is a one man project. Jim Bishop has been building and adding on to what has become known as Bishop's Castle. It is a must see! * http://www.bishopcastle.org/

Antiques

Florence is a quaint town outside of Canon City and is known locally for its many antique shops. * http://florencecolorado.org/

Abbey and Winery

The historical Abbey is located in Canon City and is a beautiful place to visit. It is also a renowned winery .* http://www.theabbeycc.com/ * http://abbeywinery.com/

Colorado Prison Museum

Canon City is home to the historical Colorado Territory Prison. Visit the Colorado Prison Museum to learn more! * http://www.prisonmuseum.org/

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An Hour and a Half Commute

Shopping, Dining, Incline

Manitou Springs is just outside of Colorado Springs and is a quaint town. It has many shopping, dining, art, and sight seeing options, including the Incline. * http://www.manitouspringsgov.com/ * http://www.visitcos.com/Manitou-Springs

Rock Formations, Hiking, Sight Seeing

The Garden of the Gods is a natural landmark in Colorado Springs. The red rock formations are a perfect place for hiking, rock climbing, biking, and sight seeing. * Address: 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 * Phone: (719) 634-6666 * Info: http://www.gardenofgods.com/

Guided Cave Tours

The Cave of the Winds is a 500+ year old underground cave system just outside of Colorado Springs. It is a not to miss natural attraction of Colorado. * Address: 100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 * Phone: (719) 685-5444 * Info:http://caveofthewinds.com/

Chapel

The Air force Academy is located in Colorado Springs and is one of the most selective colleges in the US. It is also home to a breathtaking chapel which is open to visitors. * http://www.visitcos.com/us-air-force-academy-colorado

Museum, Exhibits

The ProRodeo Hall of fame is located in Colorado Springs and is a great place to visit for rodeo fans! * http://www.prorodeohalloffame.com/

Antiques, Shopping, Art

Old Colorado City is a historic town located outside of Colorado Springs. It is a quaint town for shopping, dining, and exploring a part of Colorado's history. * http://www.visitcos.com/old-colorado-city

USA Olympic Team

The USA Olympic Team lives and trains at the Olympic Training Facility in Colorado Springs. Tours are available to the public. * http://www.visitcos.com/us-olympic-training-center-colorado-springs

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