Easy And Accessible Hikes In the Colorado Springs

4.19 Easy trails for the novice hikerWith hundreds of miles of trails and stunning natural beauty, Colorado Springs offers some of the most accessible hiking in the state of Colorado. Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we provide the perfect home base for visitors who love to explore our beautiful surrounds. Here are a few of our favorite easy hikes in Colorado Springs:

Garden of the Gods Trails

The awe-inspiring red sandstone rock formations at Garden of the Gods can reach an astounding 300 feet tall. Within the park, there are 15 miles of trails to explore, ranging in difficulty. The easiest trail is the Perkins Central Garden Trail, a 1.5-mile round trip hike on a fully paved concrete path. One of the only stroller and wheelchair accessible trails at the Garden, this trail takes you right up to the base of the park’s most impressive sandstone towers.

Cheyenne Mountain Trails

Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers over 20 miles of trails to explore with some of the most family friendly hiking in the area. Our two favorite trails are Acorn Alley and Sundance. Acorn Alley Trail is a universally accessible pathway, just over half a mile long. It has a gentle slope and is a favorite for leisurely strolls and biking with kids. The Sundance Trail is 3.29 miles along an easy, largely flat loop. On this trail you’ll pass through a prairie dog town, giving you the chance to check out some of the cutest wildlife in Colorado Springs. Sundance leaves from the Limekiln Trailhead parking lot where you’ll find restrooms, picnic tables, and even a playground for the kids.

Seven Bridges Trail

Crossing the North Cheyenne Creek seven times over seven separate bridges in less than two miles makes this trail a unique hiking experience. Although it is not wheelchair accessible, the hike is easy and kids love all the different bridges along the way. The lush trees and plant growth shelter the trail from the heat, making it a perfect hike for hot summer days.

Happy Trails

Come explore the great outdoors on the trails of Colorado Springs. Offering universally accessible trails and fun, family-friendly open spaces, Colorado Springs truly is the place for hiking and taking in all that our area has to offer. And, with our deluxe luxury accommodations, three delicious dining options, and an array of onsite amenities, you’ll love coming back to Cheyenne Mountain Resort after a day on the trails. To book your stay, contact us today.


Indulge In Our Girlfriends’ Spa Getaway

4.12 Girls Weekend Spa GetawayReconnect with friends and revitalize your soul with a weekend spa getaway at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. One of the top rated spa resorts in Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers everything you need for a girls-only spa vacation: world-class amenities, sumptuous lodging, and of course exceptional spa services.

Girlfriends Spa Getaway Package

Escape and unwind in the company of your closest companions with our spa getaway package exclusively designed just for you and your gal pals. Our spa professionals will pamper you and your girlfriends with luxurious treatments at our Alluvia Spa & Wellness Retreat.

Enjoy The Evening, Relax The Next Day

After a wonderful evening and night’s stay in one of our picturesque guest rooms, you’ll start your day of pampering with a complimentary mimosa for every member of your party before spa services begin. Then you’ll relax and unwind with your choice of 50-minute spa services. Options include a 50-minute classic facial, a 50-minute rest and relax Swedish massage, or 20-minute manicure and a 30-minute steam towel pedicure. Whichever Alluvia spa services you select, you’ll feel the tension of daily life slip away as you indulge in a well-deserved day of pampering.

There Is More In Store

Before heading out for the rest of your day, enjoy a light spa lunch and check out your complimentary goodie bag full of spa products to take home with you. But, there’s no need to hurry back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can linger a little longer in your room or on our picture-perfect property as our Girlfriends Spa Getaway includes a 2:00 PM late check out.

What Are Your Waiting For?

Refresh, rejuvenate, and reconnect when you treat yourself and your girlfriends to indulgent treatments at Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat as part of a weekend escape at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Surrounded by stunning views and extraordinary opportunities for adventure, Cheyenne Mountain is the premier spa resort in Colorado Springs. With over 200 scenic acres and 3 distinctive dining options, we offer a spa getaway and so much more. Ready to get away with your girlfriends? Book online or contact us today.


No Need To Hunt For Your Easter Brunch!

4.5 THE place for Easter BrunchSpring is in the air here in Colorado Springs and with it, our annual Easter Brunch. This year, our Mountain View Restaurant Culinary Team has put together a sumptuous Easter Brunch menu that is sure to delight. From fresh baked goods to slow roasted entrees and even a special Kids Buffet, there’s something for every palate at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this Easter Sunday.

Bountiful Breakfast

Our Easter Brunch menu is filled with innovative breakfast cuisine to tempt and delight with a distinctive Colorado flair. Get a true taste of Colorado Springs with our regional cheese display and smoked Rocky Mountain trout. Have eggs your way, with your choice of farm fresh eggs, egg whites, or egg beaters at our egg and omelet station. Or indulge yourself with the ultimate in breakfast comfort food, our French toast topped with Chantilly cream, fresh berries, and syrup.

Delectable Dining 

In addition to the amazing breakfast options, our Easter Sunday Brunch menu includes a wide variety of mouthwatering entrees. Our herb roasted prime rib is cooked to perfection and served alongside au jus and creamy horseradish. Other entrée favorites include slow roasted pork loin with a roasted apple demi, our salmon fillet with chardonnay cream, and more.

Indulgent Desserts

Guests can choose from an abundant array of sweet treats and elegant edibles from our delightful dessert display. Kids of all ages will be tickled to find jars of jellybeans and chocolate Easter eggs, just like those left by the Easter Bunny himself. And with deluxe chocolate strawberries, chocolate hazelnut praline tortes, Cypress salted caramel cheesecake tarts, and more, even the most discriminating sweet tooth will be satisfied. We even offer gluten-free desserts, so there are plenty of options to choose from for all.

With stunning mountain views and exquisite cuisine, our Mountain View Restaurant is a favorite of both resort guests and Colorado Springs locals alike. As a result, we strongly recommend making reservations for this popular annual tradition. Reserve your table today by calling our restaurant at 719-538-4060. For more information, check out our full Easter Brunch menu or contact us today.


Taking Your Anniversary Celebration To New Heights

3.24 Anniversary CelebrationEscape to the mountains with the one you love for your next anniversary. At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, our breathtaking setting and world-class resort amenities make it easy to let the rest of the world melt away. From our Bed and Breakfast package to a couples massage in our Alluvia Spa, there are a variety of ways to celebrate another year together at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Start the Day Off Right

With our signature Bed and Breakfast package, you and your sweetheart will be rested and fueled for however you choose to spend the day. Rest easy with luxury deluxe accommodations including a patio or balcony where you can greet the day with a cup of coffee or enjoy the evening glow with a glass of wine. You can also indulge in our expansive breakfast buffet for the two of you in our Mountain View restaurant.

Elevate Your Celebration

Let your love soar to the mountaintops when you plan a hot air balloon excursion with a local Colorado Springs outfitter. You can take to the sky in the early morning hours and watch the Pikes Peak Region wake up beneath you. Group balloon excursions often include post-flight breakfast and champagne or mimosas. Or, make it a truly private affair with a private balloon flight for just the two of you. You can find more information on hot air balloon flights here.

Relax at the Spa

Pamper your partner and yourself with our Escape for Two packages at Alluvia Spa. You’ll both be treated to a day of relaxation, beginning with a 50-minute rest and relax Swedish massage with calming lavender blossom body oil. You'll feel the stress release from your head to your toes thanks to the included scalp therapy and foot therapy treatments. You’ll enjoy all treatments side by side in our couples room and then get one last treat – complimentary champagne in the Sanctuary after you have received your spa services.  

Anniversaries remind us to sweep aside the minutiae of daily life and focus on what is really important in our lives. So how about it? This year, when you celebrate your anniversary, leave your busy, daily life behind and escape to Colorado Springs with your special someone. Contact us to make your anniversary reservation today.


Team Togetherness With Our Signature Meeting Experiences

3.15 Signature Meeting ExperiencesAccording to Harvard Business Review, business teams that are more positive are more productive. And, well-executed retreats or workshops can help increase team positivity. Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, our Signature Meeting Experiences have been designed to improve camaraderie, foster connections, and enhance your team’s overall dynamic.

The Amazing Race

Looking to add some healthy competition to your meeting? Inspired by the hit television show of the same name, our Amazing Race features both indoor and outdoor challenges that encourage team building and creative group problem solving. Each team of 8-10 members receives a map, instructions, and clues. Teams compete to complete the most tasks in the shortest period of time. Since this is a team-based competition, this experience requires a minimum of 20 participants.

Crafty in Colorado Springs Beer Tasting

With over 150 craft breweries, Colorado Springs is a beer brewer’s - and beer drinker’s - haven. Our Crafty in Colorado Springs meeting experience pays homage to this hometown tradition and shares a bit of local flair with attendees. Brewmasters and beer enthusiasts come together to offer insight on the science behind the brew. This exploration into hops and barley requires a minimum of 15 participants.

Glow Golf

Your golf game will be a real shot in the dark with this illuminating twist on the fairway. Glow Golf is a team-building tournament that challenges golf enthusiasts and makes golf feel more accessible for those who are new to the game. To encourage bright ideas, we light up the fairways and golf carts with glow sticks. Pins and golf balls are illuminated and there are even glow-in-the-dark bracelets and t-shirts available. After the game, teams can enjoy s’mores and an adult beverage by the fire. We do require a minimum of 20 participants to light up the night on our 18-hole championship Pete Dye Course.

Take your next company meeting to new heights with one of our Signature Meeting Experiences at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Our meeting and event specialists would be happy to help you plan your next corporate event. For more information on our Signature Meeting Experiences, contact us today


Take A Scenic Train Ride This Spring

3.8 Scenic train ride locationsRide the rails and see the stunning landscape of Colorado up close with a scenic train ride this Spring. The Pikes Peak Region of Colorado offers some of the most unique rail rides in the country. From the deep canyon of the Arkansas River to the summit of Pikes Peak, there are miles of beautiful railways to explore, all conveniently located within an hour of Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

For over 125 years, people have been ascending America’s Mountain via the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. The trip to the 14,115’ summit of Pikes Peak takes just over 3 hours. Along the steep journey, you’ll pass through a diverse range of conifer forests, including young Colorado Blue Spruce trees and ancient Bristlecone Pines estimated to be over 2,000 years old. Once the train passes the timberline, the open landscape makes it easy to spot native wildlife such as yellow-bellied marmots and bighorn sheep. 

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

If your vision of a scenic train ride includes the puff of a steam locomotive, curving tracks, and a trestle, the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railway is the train ride for you. This beautiful four-mile trip takes riders back to the gold mining days of the past and is the only pet-friendly scenic train in the area. Hear the history of Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado on this 45-minute ride through the once-booming gold mine region. 

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

In 1999, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad brought the tradition of railway fine dining back to Colorado. Nearly 20 years later, they offer exquisite dining onboard for every meal and special events, such as their extremely popular Murder Mystery Dinners. The train ride itself traverses the rugged Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River, known as the Royal Gorge. The breathtaking natural scenery and man-made marvels, such as the famous hanging bridge, combine with great food to make this one of the most popular scenic trains in Colorado.

No matter which scenic train ride you take, the breathtaking natural beauty and nostalgia of the rails are perfect for Spring Break or any time of year. After a fun excursion on the tracks, you’ll still have plenty of time for an evening meal or relaxing drink before retiring to your room at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. To book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort for your next vacation, contact us today.


At The Doorstep Of The Great Outdoors

3.3 At the doorstep of the Great OutdoorsLocated at the base of Pikes Peak and on the edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs is at the gateway to stunning natural scenery and amazing outdoor adventures. To help you plan your trip, we’ve compiled a shortlist of some of our favorite outdoor adventures that will surely make your vacation even more remarkable.

Hiking

One of the best things about the hiking in Colorado Springs is that there is something for everyone. Whether your perfect hike is a leisurely nature walk or a strenuous climb to a stunning ridgeline, there’s a trail waiting for you here. Explore the breathtaking red rocks at Garden of the Gods or the lesser-known Red Rocks Open Space. See the waterfalls, mining tunnels, and mountain summits where locals prefer to hike in North Cheyenne Canyon. Or, wander the family friendly wilderness trails at Cheyenne State Park. Whichever trail you roam, you’ll find the beauty of natural Colorado all around you.

Biking

Here in The Rockies, mountain biking rules no matter what your speed. Beginners can learn the basics at Cheyenne State Park. More experienced riders can test their technical skills at Palmer Park, a 730-acre park located in central Colorado Springs. The whole family can pedal together along the midland trail, while speed enthusiasts and adventure seekers will love the rush of Captain Jack’s Downhill and The Chutes. Whether you ride uphill, downhill, or along the hills, Colorado Springs is the place where rubber meets the mountain.

Jeep Touring

A Jeep tour is perfect for those who prefer to explore the mountains with four-wheel drive. Climb the mountains and explore the exhilarating back roads of Colorado Springs without breaking a sweat when you take a Jeep tour. Watch for wildlife and take stunningly picturesque photographs while your experienced guide shares information about the geology and history of the area.

If you are looking for a Spring Break adventure, come explore the great outdoors in Colorado Springs. At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we also offer a variety of onsite activities for those days when you just feel like taking in the splendor of quintessential Colorado hospitality. For more information or to book your stay, contact us today.


Say “I Do” at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

2.24 Wedding Options
Your love story is one in a million, and your wedding should be too. At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we offer a variety of venues, menus, and packages to accommodate everything from small, intimate ceremonies to grand, extravagant celebrations. Our experienced wedding professionals work closely with you to ensure every detail on your special day is perfect, from rehearsal dinner all the way through the farewell brunch.

Rehearsal Dinner

Welcome family and the wedding party the night or two before your ceremony with an exquisite rehearsal dinner at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Whether you choose an abundant buffet or a delectable plated dinner, our chefs will ensure your guests receive a delicious welcome. With a range of meal options available (and the ability to accommodate special dietary needs), we can prepare the perfect recipe for starting your wedding celebration off right

Ceremony and Reception

With eleven different gorgeous indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from, you can be sure there is a Cheyenne Mountain Resort wedding venue that is right for you. 

Couples looking for the quintessential outdoor Colorado wedding often choose to get married on the shore of our 35-acre lake. Complete with a stunning mountain backdrop, our lakefront is the only beach wedding venue in the Rocky Mountain Front Range. The sun, sand, water, and mountains combine for an unmatched picturesque setting.

For large indoor weddings, our magnificent Colorado Ballroom offers 6,500 square feet of elegance perfect for grand events. One of the most exquisite event spaces in southern Colorado, the ballroom is able to host over 400 guests with ease. This stunning venue even includes an additional 2,500 square feet gallery space that is ideal for a pre-function cocktail reception.

No matter the size or style of your special day, we can help you create your ideal wedding experience.

Farewell Brunch

What better way to begin your married life than surrounded by those you love most? Customize your farewell brunch to suit your tastes. Our culinary chefs can prepare anything from a simple continental breakfast to a lavish champagne brunch that will send you and your guests off with a plateful of memories.

From intimate ceremonies on our white sand beach to grand affairs in our Colorado Ballroom and everything in between, your perfect wedding awaits you year-round at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss your wedding dreams, contact our wedding team today


2.17 Elevate Your Golf GameEverything here in Colorado Springs is elevated, even the golfing. From amazing mountain views to the wide array of things to do, we take things to a higher level here. This also includes your golfing experience at our Pete Dye-designed course at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

When it comes to golfing at 6,000+ feet, you’ve got to factor in the altitude. If you’ve never golfed at higher elevations before, you might be a little surprised at the impact altitude can have on your game. As Colorado locals and golf enthusiasts, we’ve put together a few tips for golfing amidst the Rockies, or on any high altitude golf course.

Basic Adjustment for Yardage

We’ll get into more specific concerns in a minute, but the most generic adjustment you can make when playing at a high altitude is to add 10% to your yardage. Why? At higher elevations, the air is thinner and offers less resistance than the air at sea level. As a result, a ball that would travel 150 yards at sea level will travel approximately 15 yards further at higher elevations.

Account for Trajectory

Every golfer has a different swing and style. The higher trajectory of your shots, the more difficult it can be to estimate your distance if you're used to playing closer to sea level. If your shots tend to stay low to the ground, you will see less of an impact on your yardage than if you hit high shots.

Altitude Adjustment

Clubs in need of adjustments or new grips can negatively affect your game at any altitude. Bring your golf equipment to our golf shop to have it checked out. Our staff of PGA professionals can evaluate your grips, loft and lie angles, and the shaft of your clubs and let you know if they might be impacting your game. Guests of Cheyenne Mountain Resort can also rent top of the line clubs from our Pro Shop. 

Golfing in Colorado doesn't have to add strokes to your game. With a little attention to detail, we think you'll love playing our beautiful Pete Dye course as much as we do. For more information or to book you Colorado golf getaway, contact us today.


Cheyenne Mountain Resort Is The Place For Spring Break!

2.10 Spring Break Smores
As winter begins to fade, now is the perfect time to plan a Spring Break vacation in Colorado Springs. There is so much to do here from exploring Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods to discovering how great the Great Outdoors can be with countless hiking, biking, and horseback riding options.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we know that families and students alike are looking forward to a Spring Break filled with fun. In addition to all of our standard resort amenities, we have put together a full line-up of activities and events to please Spring Break vacationers of all ages.

Spring Break Special Events

Zoo Breakfasts: The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is one of Colorado Springs most popular attractions for family fun. This Spring Break, we bring the zoo to you with our Zoo Breakfasts. After a family breakfast at our Mountain View Restaurant, you can visit with zookeepers and get up close and personal with some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors. Tortoises, prairie dogs, snakes, a skunk, and more will be part of these unique experiences.

Gourmet S’More Bar: A favorite of kids of all ages, our Gourmet S’More Bar offers everything you need to make the best tasting S’Mores you’ve ever had. After roasting your marshmallows to perfection over our massive fire pit, you can then create a customized sweet treat with all the fixings. From chocolate and graham crackers to pretzels and bacon, our S’More Bar has all you need for a marshmallow masterpiece.

Complimentary Craft Beer Tastings: Here in Colorado, we are lucky to have a variety of amazing microbreweries and some of the best beer around. Every Saturday in March, guests will have the chance to sample Colorado craft beer from local favorites. We’ll even have craft root beer available for pint-sized patrons.

Spring Break Savings

There’s so much happening at Cheyenne Mountain Resort this Spring Break, why not stay awhile? This Spring Break, the longer you stay, the more you save.

  • Stay 2 nights and save 10%
  • Stay 3 nights and save 15%
  • Stay 4 nights and save 20%

All Spring Break packages include deluxe accommodations with your own private balcony or patio. Guests also get access to all Spring Break activities and resort amenities, discount coupons to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and free breakfast for kids 6 and under.

When Spring Break fun is calling your name, call us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. For a full list of our Spring Break events, check out our Spring Break Calendar. To book your Spring Break stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, contact us today.