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Ghost Towns in Colorado Springs

If you are looking for something different to do with your family while visiting Colorado Springs, you'll want to check out some of these Ghost Towns around the area. After all, how often do you really get to see a Ghost Town while traveling?

Ghost towns worth checking out in Colorado Springs TRAVEL_PEOPLE_couple looking at a map

Day trips to ghost towns in and around Colorado Springs reflect the history of Colorado when Colorado’s mining boom in the late 1800s brought promises of abundant riches to miners and created town after town for the droves of miners who flocked to the mines.

The miners and the industries and businesses that sprang up around them are long gone, but the ghosts of the towns remain as testimony to the starry-eyed people who raced west to get rich. Wander through the abandoned streets where outlaws and others faced off in showdowns. Step into the saloons that offered thirsty miners a respite from the drudgery of digging, some nourishment to get them ready to dig again, and ladies to keep them company while they rested.

Visit the tree-lined streets of Vicksburg and Winfield and look for the ghostly gold-hunting burros. Founded in 1867 after prospectors camping in Clear Creek Canyon’s burros wandered down the creek to where gold lay in the creek, Vicksburg had a unique water system of ditches.

Carson, 12,000 feet above sea level, was somewhat inhospitable to miners, but was still founded for them. Uptop is not completely deserted, as its 1877 railroad depot is now a museum. Goldfield once held the highly productive Portland Mine.

Come visit the ghost towns in Colorado Springs and stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. We offer a wide range of amenities for the entire family to enjoy. After a day visiting ghost towns, you can relax by our pool or enjoy dinner and dessert at one of our on-site restaurants. We look forward to welcoming you!






5 Family Summer Vacation Ideas in the Rocky Mountains

Formed over 55 million years ago, the Rocky Mountains stretch over 3,000 miles. The dramatic scenic views make the Rockies the perfect place for vacations. Here are some summer family vacation ideas for vacations in the Rocky Mountains.

Experience the Rockies with fun activities on your family summer vacation in the Rocky Mountains

There are many fun things for all ages to do in the Rocky Mountains:ZIP LINING_Woman going on a  zip line adventure

  1. Rafting trips in Colorado down the Colorado or Poudre Rivers or Clear Creek can be whitewater; exciting and challenging, or serene on a meandering river.

  2. Kayaking along the run from the Estes Park kayak course is thrilling, with the course extending all the way to downtown Estes.

  3. The Colorado Ziplining experience for daring adventurers lets you safely fly from Pikes Peak through the air at speeds up to 55 MPH over cliffs and other intriguing terrain.

  4. Hot air ballooning in the Rocky Mountains is a great choice also, as you glide through the air over Colorado Springs and the majestic Front Range of the Rockies.

  5. Wildlife watching and scenic drives can introduce you to an amazing array of animals in the Rocky Mountains. You can see (and hear) male elks bugling to the lady elks, as they call the ladies to mating season.

The best place to stay while you vacation in the Rockies is Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Lounge at the resort’s beach by the lake, let your children enjoy the Kidz Camp and splash pad, and enjoy the resort’s many other amenities.



Summer Festivals Are a Great Addition to Your Vacation in Colorado

If you're planning a trip to Colorado, you'll want to see how we kick off the 2016 Summer Festivals! The summer festivals in Colorado Springs are a great way for travelers to experience a diversity of fun activities all summer long.

EVENTS_FESTIVALUpcoming Events: Something for Everyone

The Colorado Springs Summer Festivals offers a variety of attractions:

Springs Spree Festival: Held on August 13-14 at Memorial Park, Springs Spree is the Pike Peak region’s free community celebration that provides live music, food truck competitions, and a beer garden.

Fiddles and Vino 2016: Set to kick off on Sunday, July 31, at the Rock Ledge Ranch, Fiddles and Vino celebrates its 12th year of offering food, wine, and music to guests in Colorado Springs.

10th Annual Springs Beer Fest: Taking place on August 6 at America The Beautiful Park, the Springs Beer Fest offers fresh samplings from over 55 notable crafts, as well as local fare from restaurants and food trucks.

Tiny House Jamboree: Scheduled from August 5-7, this quirky Colorado Springs event offers tiny houses, workshops, exhibits, educational seminars, and more.

Enjoy your stay in Colorado Springs

When you want to rest from all the festivities, Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers accommodations that put you close to the fun festivals in Colorado. Visit our website and book your summer vacation in Colorado in Colorado Springs!


Top 10 Outdoor Gadgets For Your Colorado Adventure


If you intend to explore the great outdoors, there are a few things you need to take with you that’ll make the experience even more fun. Outdoor adventure gadgets are any explorer’s best friend and a must-have for the ultimate adventure.

Top Ten Outdoor Adventure Gadgets Must-Have List:

1.  Luci Light

This lightweight, tough little light by Mpowered is the perfect travel companion, and can last for up to twelve hours on a single charge.

2.  Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stoves with Piezo Ignition

This portable camping stove by Etekcity is one of the Colorado Springs adventure gadgets that should not be forgotten. Its durable material, compact size, broad compatibility, flame control and ‘leave no trace’ feature secures its spot on this list.

3.  Squeeze Water Filter System

Water is life. With the Sawyer Safe Travel water filter system, you’ll never have to worry about the water you’re drinking.

4.  Stay Connected with goTenna

With goTenna, you can turn your Android or iPhone into an off-grid communications tool and stay connected with anyone else using this lightweight, waterproof device.

5.  Heimplanet Tents

Protect yourself from wind and weather with tents by Heimplanet. They’re compact, durable and offer maximum comfort for your outdoor adventures.

6.  ABC Watch + Tactical GPS Navigator

This navigator and watch by Garmin allows you to bring modern technology on your adventures, helping you find your way.

7.  CampStove

Use wood to turn fire into electricity with the Biolite CampStove.

8.  Gobi Gear’s SegSac

Organize your equipment with the SegSac so that you can easily find it when you need it.

9.  VSSL Water-Resistant Flashlight

Keep’s most of your outdoor essentials conveniently packed into one flashlight.

10.  Saved by Spot

Spot offers a family of products will keep you connected using the world’s most modern satellite network.

If you’re looking for a genuine Colorado adventure, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and offers all season hiking. Book with us and start your adventure today!