Recreation

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.


Cheyenne Mountain Resort Is The Place For Spring Break!

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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.


Top Adventures in Colorado Springs

1.27 Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, and Cave of the Winds adventuresLooking for outdoor adventure on your next vacation? Situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs offers the perfect home base for a variety of fun and exciting outdoor recreation. From exploring underground caves to scaling America's favorite mountain summit, there's something for everyone here.

Pikes Peak

At 14,115 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is one of the most popular mountains in the United States. Visitors drive, bike, hike, and even ride the Cog Railway to the summit. Hiking Pikes Peak is a difficult, but amazing excursion. Barr Trail, the most popular hiking trail at Pikes Peak, is the length of a full marathon round trip and includes an altitude gain of 7,800 feet. This challenging hike offers spectacular views, especially once you reach the summit. Visitors who prefer to bike or drive can take Pikes Peak Highway, a 19-mile paved highway with stunning scenery. The highway will take you all the way to the summit, where you can taste for yourself why the gift shop's most popular souvenir is a delicious donut.

Garden of the Gods

A registered National Natural Landmark, Garden of the Gods includes over 1,300 acres of breathtaking Colorado wilderness. The park includes 15 miles of trails across a range of difficulty and accessibility levels. Guided nature walks are offered twice daily, and full-color trail maps are available at the Visitor's Center if you would prefer to explore on your own. For those visitors who see the towering red sandstone rock formations and want to climb – you can do that too. Garden of the Gods offers unforgettable rock climbing experiences in one of the country's most historic climbing venues.

Cave of the Winds

Since 1881, guided tours have led visitors underground to explore the Cave of the Winds. Today, the Cave of the Winds offers three different tour options as well as thrilling attractions and family-friendly games and activities. The half-mile Discovery Tour is perfect for families. During the tour, you will explore the underground caverns and get to experience complete cave darkness. The Lantern Tour offers more adventure as you explore deep into the mountain, with only hand-held lanterns to light your way. For those who want a real spelunking adventure (and don’t mind getting muddy), the Caving 101 tour is perfect. Crawl and climb your way through the undeveloped sections of the Manitou Grand Caverns. This guided excursion lasts two hours and is lit by flashlight only.

If you are looking for a Quintessential Colorado getaway filled with outdoor adventure, come stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. We are conveniently located less than 30 minutes from these and other fantastic Colorado Springs attractions. Visit our website for more information or contact us to book your Colorado Springs vacation today.


Do Your Kids Aspire To Be Future Olympians?

1.23 Do your kids aspire to be future OlympiansAt the Olympic Games, the top athletes from across the globe come together to compete on an international stage. Olympic athletes inspire and amaze the world with their dedication, skill, and talent. If you have an aspiring Olympian in your family, a visit to the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is a must during your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

US Olympic Training Center

Spanning more than 35 acres, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center can house over 500 athletes and coaches at a time. This elite facility is designed to help athletes train as they work to achieve their goals and Olympic dreams. The Center offers guided public tours beginning in the newly renovated Visitor Center. Young Olympic hopefuls can learn about the vital role the Olympic Training Center plays in preparing many Team USA athletes for the Olympic games.

Tour Packages

The Olympic Training Center offers a few different guided tour options. Although there is no age requirement, all tours are recommended for children 8 years and older.

General Public Tours: Beginning with a video presentation, this tour is about an hour long. Along the walking tour of the facilities, guests will see the pool, the men’s gymnastics training gym, the teaching kitchen where athletes learn to prepare healthy meals, and the sports medicine room.

VIP Tours: This three-hour tour gives guests a peek behind the scenes at the Olympic Training Center and lunch in the athlete cafeteria. With only 20 spots available per day, it's best to purchase tickets for this exclusive tour opportunity in advance. You’ll get an inside look at how the Center supports Team USA athletes.

Show your aspiring Olympians where some of the best athletes in the world come to train. No matter which tour experience you choose, you’ll leave inspired by the stories and achievements of Team USA athletes and their coaches.

At Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we are conveniently located less than 15 minutes from the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Park. Your future Olympians can enjoy swimming in our spacious pool, as well as many other recreational activities on property and in the vicinity.  For more information or to book your stay, contact us today.


Winter Activities to Enjoy in Colorado Springs

Visiting Colorado in the winter is a whole new kind of adventure. Here are just a few of the winter activities to enjoy in Colorado Springs while you’re visiting and staying at our resort.

Explore the Possibilities for a Winter Getaway

SPORTS_SNOWSPORTS_ men-mountain-climbing-on-snowy-peakSnowmobiling in Colorado Springs
Take an exhilarating ride through Colorado’s winding trails including forests, open plains, and back country. You’ll get equipped with protective gear and ride a Polaris snowmobile through the white stuff on an unforgettable guided tour. Fast or slow, it offers a beautiful, unique glimpse of Colorado.

Ice Climbing Classes
Spend a day learning how to climb spectacular ice falls in the Colorado area. All skill levels are welcome for ice climbing classes. Choose from 4-hour or 6-hour trips, where you’ll learn about technique, equipment, rope set-up, knot tying, and more.

Snow Skiing Classes
Ski in the powdery white snow of a Colorado mountainside. The unpredictability of the conditions is part of the adventure of hitting these slopes, which include expert terrain.

Visit Santa Workshop
This theme park will make you think you’ve reached the North Pole. Amusements include over two dozen rides, like the Christmas Tree Ride, and an antique carousel. Wander through the village of alpine shops, take the tram overlooking deep green pines, and have a special visit with Santa himself.

Book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort for a winter getaway. Just some of the amenities and hotel features you will love include our top-notch on-site dining, our variety of picturesque room options, the relaxing spa, and the fitness center. Plus, our accommodations are perfect for cooler weather – cozy up by the fire pit, take a dip in the indoor pool, and more. Stay with us and see for yourself!

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Celebrate the Holidays at Cheyenne Mountain Resort

A resort holiday experience may be just what your family needs to end the year. Join us for our Holiday Happenings at Cheyenne Resort.

Holiday Special Offers in Colorado Springs

HOLIDAYS_CHRISTMAS_ people-relaxing-together-at-partyUnwrap the Magic
Great for family fun, Unwrap the Magic gives you access to holiday resort activities along with deluxe accommodations and our “elf turn-down” on one night of your stay.

The elf turn-down service brings holiday magic to bedtime. A real elf will deliver milk and cookies and a holiday gift for your little ones.

Your holiday getaway in Colorado Springs includes:
Gourmet hot cocoa station
Build-your-own caramel apple bar
Live holiday music, including acoustic guitar and classic Christmas songs
A grand holiday dinner buffet with delectable offerings such as carved prime rib of beef, roasted butternut squash bisque, or an elegant dessert
A sumptuous Santa Sunday Brunch with delectable foods, and a chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

In the Midnight Hour
Make the New Year memorable with our In the Midnight Hour package. Not only will you get deluxe accommodations, there’s also a party waiting!

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve buffet for two with a spread of decadent delights. Then, after dinner, head to the exclusive Adults-Only New Year’s Eve Party. Dance the night away to live music, try your luck at casino games, countdown to the new year as we live stream the NYC Ball Drop, and toast to fresh beginnings with complimentary champagne. The next morning, you’ll appreciate a 2 p.m. checkout.

Bed, Bash and Brunch
The Bed, Bash and Brunch package is another excellent way to ring in 2017. You’ll get tickets to the Adults-Only New Year’s Eve Party, a New Year’s Day brunch for two, and a late check-out at 2 p.m., along with our deluxe accommodations.

Holidays at Cheyenne Mountain Resort are a magical experience. Our Colorado Springs holiday special offers make the season bright, and our additional amenities mean you’ll relax in comfort: kick back at the spa, try fitness classes, and enjoy wireless internet access in guest rooms and public spaces.

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Colorado Springs Romantic and Relaxing Getaway Packages for a Unique Retreat

Sometimes all you need to rejuvenate is a peaceful haven from the world. Grab your significant other, spouse, friends, or family, and enjoy any of these romantic and relaxing getaway packages in Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Recharge and refresh with our spa services in Colorado Springs, or indulge in a romantic rendezvous for two.

Feel the Love with a Romantic Getaway in Colorado Springs
PEOPLE_COUPLE_romanceThe Romantic Rendezvous package is your ticket to an intimate retreat with your loved one. It includes everything you need for a special trip just for the two of you.

Upon your arrival, champagne and petit fours will be delivered to your room to welcome you. Your deluxe accommodations will include a balcony or patio for taking in that fresh mountain air. Finally, a delicious dinner buffet for two at the Mountain View Restaurant will be waiting in the evening, and a scrumptious breakfast buffet for two will grace your morning.

Soothe Your Senses at a Spa Retreat in Colorado Springs

Girlfriends Spa Getaway
The Girlfriends Spa Getaway is just the right package for a pampered weekend with your best pals. You’ll get a selection of spa services, a light and healthy lunch, drinks, and great spa products to take home with you.

Spa Retreat for Two
You and a guest can relax together and enjoy the royal treatment. You’ll get a side-by-side Swedish massage, scalp therapy, and a foot therapy treatment, followed by complimentary champagne in the Sanctuary Room. You’ll also get deluxe overnight accommodations, breakfast for two, and a late 2 p.m. check-out.

If you are looking for the ultimate resort getaway in Colorado Springs with spa packages for couples, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is the perfect location to enjoy your downtime. We have three delicious dining venues, a golf course, tennis courts, a private 35-acre lake and more to make your stay exceptional.

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Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Colorado Springs

There are a plethora of pumpkin patches and corn mazes in the area where you can pick your own pumpkins and more. Check out one or try them all!

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in Colorado Springs

HOLIDAYS_HALLOWEEN_ Children Pulling Pumpkins In WagonDiana’s Pumpkin Patch
Diana’s Pumpkin Patch is known for its corn maze, featuring a unique layout and game each year, as well as the hay slide and pick your own pumpkins. Fall decor, sugar pumpkins and Cinderella pumpkins are also available. Go after dark to try out the Maze at Night, with flashlights!

Wishing Star Farm
Wishing Star Farm’s Fall Fest is perfect for picking pumpkins and more. Jump on a hay wagon ride, play some old-fashioned games, visit the petting zoo, or indulge the kids with a pony ride. There’s also a barrel train, jumping pillow, and a pedal cart track for kids and adults! The Fall Fest is open on weekends, Thursday through Sunday.

Colorado Pumpkin Patch
The Colorado Pumpkin Patch is the place to take your kids for a fun day on the farm. Try out 80-foot straw slides, gourd target practice, and a petting zoo with llamas, ponies, goats, and sheep. There’s also a kids’ maze and tractor hayrides. There is so much to see that you'll want to enjoy this with the entire family.

Anderson Farm
Anderson Farm has some unique activities for pumpkin season. Gemstone mining gives you a taste of the Old West, and making s’mores at the fire pit is the perfect chilly day activity. You can also launch gourds at a target, feed farm animals, and decorate your own pumpkin.

Scare-lovers should check out Terror in the Corn on select nights in October. Attractions include a Haunted Hayride in Colorado Springs and a Ghost Town. The hayride drops you off in the middle of a corn field, where you may encounter a ghoul or two.

Pumpkin patches and corn mazes in Colorado Springs provide some of the best fall activities. Don’t forget to book your stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort for your autumn outings.

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Find the Best Locations for Leaf Peeping in Colorado

There are so many ways to see the fall colors of Colorado. Take a fall foliage tour in Colorado by car, train, or foot.  If you're looking for the best locations to enjoy the leaf peeping season, we have a few suggestions for you to experience this fall.

Take a Fall Foliage Tour by Car, Train, or Foot

SEASONS_AUTUMN_Happy-Couple-in-Autumn-Park-Fall-Family-Having-Fun-Outdoors_SEPTEMBER-2014See the fall colors by car
Pikes Peak Highway will lead you up the mountain, affording you beautiful panoramas of the surrounding trees crowned with color.

Fall foliage in Cripple Creek is a view you shouldn’t miss. It’s an old mining town that’s surrounded with orange and yellow in the autumn. Wander through town and then explore the views at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center.

Fall foliage tours by train
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad lets you take an old-fashioned “iron horse” – a steam engine typical of the gold mining era – on a 45-minute trip through beautiful countryside and past old gold mines.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway is the highest in the world, as it takes you all the way to the summit. The train chugs up the mountain, passing through spectacular sights like old-growth forests and “Hell Gate,” a natural mountain gateway. As the train climbs above the timberline, you might catch a glimpse of Bighorn sheep along with those expansive views.

Experience the fall colors in Colorado by foot
Cheyenne Mountain State Park has miles of hiking trails that wind through scenic wilderness. Stop for a picnic and drink in the fall scenery.

Vindicator Valley Trail in Cripple Creek is unique – it curves past many gold mines that originated with the gold rush during the 1890s. Learn all about these historic spots along the way, and enjoy views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Choose your own fall adventure when you stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

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