Area Destinations (click for GoogleMap)

Colorado Springs Adventures


Manitou Springs

Woodland Park - Florrisant

Cripple Creek


Colorado Springs



RESTAURANTS: (places we've enjoyed)

The Pantry in Green Mountain Falls


Regional Activities

Pikes Peak Region Visitor’s Guide 

Pikes Peak Country Attractions


A Very Fun Rafting Itinerary

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Hiking: Get an account in All Trails


Lone Duck, Cascade Private, no license required ($7/fish) good for kids

All areas below require a Colorado Fishing license for ages 16 or older. Under 16 may take a full daily limit without a Colorado fishing license.

FOUNTAIN CREEK Runs along Hwy 24 through Cascade

GAZEBO LAKE Fishing and picnicking: From Hwy24 west, take the Green Mountain Falls exit, Chipita Park Road to Ute Pass Avenue.


Hours: June 2 – Aug31 7am – 8:30pm Sept. 1 – 30 Sat. & Sun. 7am – 4pm, Mon – Fri.8am -4pm. $4 per day to reservoirs – no highway fee for fishing. No trailers, boats must be carried on top of car or bed of pick-up. Belly boats may be used.
Crystal Creek Reservoir picnic sites, fishing, boating, shoreline 3.31 miles
N Catamount picnic sites, fishing with artificial flies and artificial lures only, boating, shoreline 6.58 miles
S Catamount picnic sites, fishing, boating, shoreline 3.96 miles
Rampart Resevoir From Woodland Park, take Rampart Range Road right, (just before McDonalds) 8 miles. Picnicking, fishing, boating. Shoreline 10 miles. Can be reached from Rampart Range Road from the Garden of the Gods. (can be extremely rough in spots).

11-Mile Canyon World-class fly fishing and bait fishing. Take Highway 24 to Lake George. Just southwest of Lake George, look for Eleven Mile Canyon sign.
11-Mile Reservoir Salmon, trout, northern pike; ice-fishing

Spinney Mountain Resevoir - trophy fishery and designated gold medal water. Only artificial flies and lures are permitted.

South Platte River gold medal stream fishing

M-Lazy C Ranch
- Lake George
Grey Wolf Ranch
Triple B Ranch

RAFTING the Arkansas

Wildlife Viewing & Hunting - elk, bighorn sheep, bear, antelope, deer

Mountain & Road Biking

GOLFING - Golf at 8500 feet at the Shining Mountain Golf Club

KAYAKING the South Platte and Arkansas

World Class Four Wheeling

ATV Trail Riding
Big D Recreation ATV Rentals 10% discount: mention Happy Trails

Rock Climbing, Spelunking Summit Expeditions