Itinerary Day 2

COuple's Weekend

Day 2 Overview

Hopefully you got a great night’s sleep breathing in that cool mountain air, and your refreshed and ready for some amazing adventures together.  Rise, shine, and get ready for adventure!

Breakfast

Start the day off right

Is there anything better than waking up to the love of your life? Well, maybe waking up with coffee and breakfast in bed. Let’s be honest. 😉

Terror-Dactyl Ride

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

Let's pickup the pace!

You and your SO have been through some adventures, but here’s one that is sure to bind you forever. Take the plunge . . . the plunge into William’s Canyon on this fun little ride called the TERROR-dactyl. Reaching 100 miles-an-hour and dropping 150 feet, this is an adventure you’ll still be talking about in your gray days!

Another recommendation at Cave of the Winds is the new Via Ferrata.  Italian for Iron Road, the Via Ferrata is vertical rock climbing trail through the canyon near the cave.  It’s an awesome team-building exercise and what team is more important than the two of you?  Finish this scramble through the canyon by zipline and take your love to a whole new level.

A cave tour is kind of given if you’re at the park, and a great way to chill out after your blood-pumping adventures.  You can also enjoy a ropes course three-stories over the canyon, the Bat-a-Pult zipline, and their new virtual reality theater.  

Tips

  • Be sure to leave a memento on the Old Maid’s Kitchen during the Cave tour to seal your love forever!

Time

  • On-site: 3-4 hours
  • Travel: ~30min

Take-away

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park offers lots of different packages, giving you maximum playtime for your buck.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

End your day with epic beauty

It’s time to experience the true depth of beauty in Colorado. The Arkansas river cuts its way through miles of the Colorado countryside and the Royal Gorge Bridge allows you to stand right on top and soak it all in. The view is breath-taking, the absolute definition of sublime, but the park is far more than just a pretty face.  Enjoy the gondola ride across the canyon, stop for a bite of gorge-side BBQ, and grab a pic by your state flag.  For a little extra dough, you can also zipline across the gorge, a mere 1,200 feet above the riverbed, or strap in together for a ride on the Sky Coaster together.  

By the way, if you were looking to ask your love an extra important question, the bridge would be an amazing place to do it. ❤️

Thankful Royal Gorge

Tips

  • Grab a selfie next to your home-state’s flag as you cross the bridge.

Time

  • On-site: 2-3 hours
  • Travel: ~90min

Take-away

The Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the US and the second highest in the world!

Royal Gorge Cabins

Tired yet?

You’ve had a huge day and you’ve earned some quiet time. Check into the Royal Gorge Cabins, just down the road from the bridge. The view is just as epic and there’ll be no banging of doors or rustling of ice machines to disturb your evening in front of the fireplace.

Tips

  • Call ahead for reservations. These cabins go quickly!

Time

  • On-site: All night long!
  • Travel: ~10min

Take-away

If you’re not quite ready to call it a day, there’s usually a rousing game of corn hole or a pickup volleyball game happening on the grounds.

Dinner

Cap the night off right

8 Mile Bar and Grill is right across the street and is owned and operated by the same folks who built these awesome “cabins”. Enjoy great fresh selections with Colorado craft beer, and be sure to secure your spot by the fire pit before the stars come out!