Itinerary Day 2
Day 2 Overview
Visitors have been coming to the Pikes Peak region since Colorado was just a territory. Drawn by the mild weather and beautiful scenery, our early settlers enjoyed both of today’s adventures immensely. Old Colorado City, then just Colorado City of course, was on track to become our Capitol, and the charm of this historic district has been preserved and celebrated. Just a few miles to the Southwest, the Broadmoor Seven Falls continues to awe and inspire just like it did so many generations ago. There’s something about a waterfall that mesmerizes the human imagination, making a series of seven waterfalls downright magical.
A Local Favorite
In the heart of Old Colorado City beats a little local favorite, the Bon Ton Cafe. For generations, they’ve been serving traditional American fare with a Southwestern flavor. Green chili is available on many dishes if you dare, and their eggs and pancakes always satisfy!
3. Old Colorado City
Enjoy the treelined streets
Old Colorado City has been a hub of commerce and relaxation since the mid-1800’s. Though not as rough and rowdy as it was in its Wild West hay day, this historic district has managed to retain all of the character and flavor that made it so special, while offering plenty of modern day shopping, dining and joyful meandering. …read more
Browse the shops and galleries or find a shady spot to people watch. Follow up your relaxing day in Old Colorado City with lunch or dinner at one of their exceptional local restaurants. And end the day with an adult beverage and some live local music. The keyword here is local and you’ll find plenty to dig into the culture of the region in Old Colorado City.
Save room for dessert! Old Colorado City is home to a great local creamery and chocolatier.
Grab a bite in Old Colorado City
There are a lot of great places to choose from in Old Colorado City, and you’re sure to find just what you’ve been craving. From award-winning bistros to local hole-in-the-walls and cuisine from around the world, Old Colorado City has got you covered. You can’t go wrong here, so pop in to the place that’s got your vibe.
4. Broadmoor Seven Falls
Scenery that will take your breath away
There’s just something special about a waterfall, but when you find a series of seven crashing down a 181 foot box canyon, the only word to describe it is SUBLIME! Seven Falls will absolutely take your breath away, but if it fails to impress you, the 224 steps to the top of the falls are sure to do the trick.…read more
Colorado is chock full of views, but the canyon leading up to Seven Falls has been dubbed the “Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado”. You really have to go a ways to be the “grandest” here! With towering stone formations like the Pillars of Hercules and ending with that crashing expanse of falls, it’s hard not to stand in awe of this place’s majesty.
Across from the falls is an in-mountain elevator (cool in and of itself!) that whisks you to a platform aptly dubbed the Eagle’s Nest, where can drink in the view of all seven falls at once. Be sure to save plenty of memory on your camera, because you won’t be able to get enough shots of this view.
There’s no parking in the canyon, so head to their location at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road to catch their free shuttles to the falls.
We highly recommend eating anywhere run by the Broadmoor, they are after all, our only Forbes Five Star Resort in the state. Restaurant 1858 is one of our favorites for the simple fact the cuisine is very Colorado-centric (think trout, buffalo and green chili) and it happens to have one of the best views in town!