Itinerary Day 5
Day 5 Overview
Oh my goodness, you have made it through five absolutely packed, fun-filled days in the Pikes Peak region and, frankly, we couldn’t be prouder. Some of our team who tested this itinerary are STILL napping from the effort. But you’re not done and you’re not a quitter like our nappers. It’s time to leave this adventure as you came into it — full of energy and ready to rumble.
Your final day will include a lot of adventure, with a couple options to choose from, some science of the spacey sort and a final peek into Colorado history until your next visit where you can try all the things you missed. Yes, there’s more! It may have felt like you tried it all, but we could throw fresh itineraries at you right now with even more fun. That just means you’ll have to visit again to ensure your Colorado bucket list get all the check marks it needs. In the meantime, let’s finish what we started, yes?
Like breakfast at grandma's
One of the greatest parts of traveling is finding those hidden little hole-in-the-wall restaurants with awesome specials. Mountain Shadows in Old Colorado City looks like you’re headed to breakfast at some old westsider’s house, because you are. With fresh eggs made any way you like and cinnamon rolls the size of your head, you’ll forget all about being homesick for a home cooked meal.
Adventures Out West
Get ready for Adventure -- it's literally in their name
It’s difficult to choose a single option when it comes to Adventures Out West. This local outfitter offers hot air balloon rides, Segway tours, zipline tours, Jeep tours, guided hikes and even a Jeep n’ raft combo. But we have begrudgingly selected our two more favorite favorite things: ziplining and Jeeping.…read more
There’s a LOT of fun you can have with AOW, and it can be hard to decide. We recommend you call them for expert advice on the best adventure for you and make reservations while you’re at it.
Save room for dessert
Marigold’s Café and Bakery has sweets so good that you could almost forget their food is equally tasty. Almost. Get the Marigold Roast Beef with grilled onions and melted cheese and finish up with a slice of something otherworldly in its goodness.
Space Foundation Discovery Center
Mars rover races anyone?
Otherworldly cake should definitely be followed by a trip to the stars. We’re all out of spaceships on our end and we suspect you are, too. The Space Foundation stands ready to save the day in an earthly way.…read more
Talk to the folks running Science on a Sphere ™, they have many different programs and are sure to have one that will knock your socks off.
Western Museum of Mining and Industry
What rocks did you eat today?
Our final destination is a fitting one as it takes you back to Colorado history. The Western Museum of Mining and Industry tells the tale of the other types of rocks and minerals that are in abundance in Colorado. You’ll learn the history of mining on a much larger scale through exhibits and films.…read more
Kiddos who love big machines that go, will dig this place.