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June 29, 2016

Top 5 things to do around the Pikes Peak Region

There are so many amazing things to do around the Pikes Peak Region, but here are a handful of our favorites!  Let this be the start of your Colorado bucket list!Colorado is full of natural beauty, but every once in a while, it really outdoes itself.  Head up Cheyenne Canyon, a 180 foot box canyon, and revel at this series of seven cascading waterfalls.  Whether you tackle the 224 steps that span right next to the falls, head up the elevator, or simply kick back at the bottom and enjoy the view, this attraction is guaranteed to take your breath away.You can’t come to Colorado and not see Pikes Peak . . . but we double dog dare you to do it by bike!  Grab your helmet and head up to the summit of America’s most patriotic mountain.  You can take the Cog Railway, or catch a ride on Challenge Unlimited’s van — then it’s nothing but blue skies as you cruise down the highway!Go deep into the mountain with one of three amazing cave tours, there’s one for every age and comfort level!  You can shimmy on your belly in the Caving 101 Tour, experience the cave by lantern just like visitors saw it 100 years ago, or enjoy a well lit, well paved, handrail version of the cave. Or, if your blood runs thick with adrenaline, check out the Terror-Dactyl, and take a quick drop across breathtaking Williams Canyon!  You know you’ve always wanted to FLY!

Let’s face it, Pikes Peak is probably the number one reason why you came to the area — we are the Pikes Peak Region after all!  The question isn’t if you’re going to go up Pikes Peak, the only question should be how.  You can drive it, hike it, bike it, grab a lift in a custom Jeep, or kick back in a shuttle tour.  Regardless of how, just be sure you get up there so you can experience the view that inspired Kathryn Lee Bates “America the Beautiful.”

Colorado isn’t known for its vast waterways, but we really know how to play on the water we have!  Echo Canyon River Expeditions has the best-trained guides in the industry, perfect for the family-friendly half-day down Big Horn Sheep Canyon, or hit the whitewater lottery down the Royal Gorge! You haven’t experienced Colorado until you go white water rafting! (And that’ll get the kids off their phones!)

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