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!





Enjoy Summer Events Even More with Our Hot Hotel Deals in Colorado Springs!

Summertime is here—the sun is shining and your vacation days are begging to be used. But where should you go? How can you make the most of your summer vacation? CMRpool

Summer Events in Colorado Springs

Why visit Cheyenne Mountain Resort? Not only is it beautiful here, but there is so much to do.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of fun things to do during your summertime stay with us!

Cheyenne Summer Savings Packages for 2016

To give you even more incentives to stay here, let us tell you about our hotel deals we have available this summer in Colorado Springs.

  • Passport to Summer – We offer a parent’s welcome gift worth $200.00 in savings. You will have access to incredible on-site activities like local beer tastings, live music, movies at the pool and much more!
  • Colorado Bed & Breakfast – Do you want to have a relaxing and luxurious vacation? We offer resort amenities, lavish accommodations with a patio or balcony, and a delectable buffet-style breakfast each morning.

How will you spend your summer vacation? We know you will have the time of your life when you take advantage of all that Colorado has to offer. Come visit us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort and book your Summer Savings Package today! 

Hear the Magic With Colorado Springs Summer Symphony

When you’re searching for a new and exciting vacation destination this season, consider coming down to the Colorado Springs area. It serves as a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, and this year, it’s hosting the 2016 Summer Symphony. 


Local parks will put on a series of free summer concerts performed by the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Taking inspiration from the concerts of other historical acts and figures, this series sets out to provide culture and entertainment to the whole community.

Concert Events

The Colorado Springs Summer Symphony is scheduled to provide a wide variety of events for everyone in the region, so book your stay today. Just a few upcoming events this summer include:

  • A big 4th of July event at Memorial Park. The family fun starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes a beer garden and food
  • Symphony Above The Clouds in Woodland Park on July 5, 2016

Be Comfortable During Your Vacation

When you come down to listen to the CO Springs Summer Symphony, make sure you look up Cheyenne Mountain Resort for all your accommodation needs. We provide:

  • More than 300 rooms and suites
  • 200+ scenic acres just waiting to be explored
  • Dozens of indoor/outdoor tennis courts
  • 5 indoor/outdoor pools
  • And so much more!

The Summer Symphony in Colorado Springs offers fun for the whole family, so visit soon to experience the magic for yourself!

4th of July Celebrations in Colorado Springs

Make your trip to Colorado extra memorable over the patriotic holiday with these local 4th of July 2016 Celebrations in Colorado Springs. Visit the state parks, Pikes Peak on 4th of July, and more.


Here are some great ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs 4th of July Philharmonic Concert

Enjoy activities and a beer garden along with live music from the symphony at Memorial Park. Don’t forget to stay after the show for fireworks!

2016 Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival

Soak in this fest that features a juried art show, live music, hands-on activities, food, and local brews. Stroll through America the Beautiful Park and discover local culture and talent. One of the most popular 4th of July Events in Colorado Springs.

Tri-Lakes 4th of July Celebration

A day of fun in nearby Monument starts off with a pancake dinner. Then enjoy the fanfare of a parade, and check out the street fair. Finish things off with the Music Festival.

Ft. Carson’s 4th on the 3rd

Head to Iron Horse Park in nearby Fort Carson on the 3rd for activities (bounce houses, bungee jump and trampoline, a corn maze) as well as live music, food vendors, and fireworks.

Western Heritage Day Celebration

Celebrate Western heritage on July 3rd at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Enjoy crafts, horseshoes, steer roping, and other fun activities. Settle in for live music, and stay afterward for an excellent view of the fireworks from Ft. Carson.

4th of July Flag Flying Festival

Bring your own flag and wear it with pride as you enjoy a morning session of zip lining over the Manitou foothills at Adventures Out West.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Come for the history; stay for the interactive exhibits and guided tours that showcase a legacy of the American frontier.

Come and stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort to ensure you’re close to all of the things to do for 4th of July in Colorado Springs.


Top 3 Things to Pack For A Trip To Colorado Springs

Colorado is famous for its beautiful parks to adrenaline-filled outdoor sports and attractions. There is so much to enjoy while here so we want to share this list of the Top 3 Things to Pack when visiting Colorado Springs.


Packing for Colorado: 3 Things That Should Occupy Space inside Your Suitcase
Packing the most suitable clothes, accessories and gear for your trip will depend mostly on the time of year you visit Colorado Springs. No matter the season, it is a great idea to bring a variety of options to ensure you are comfortable throughout your trip.

Here are three essentials that you should pack while planning the details of your upcoming trip to Colorado Springs.

Sunscreen. Given the high altitude of this state, you will want to pack your lip balm and sunscreen. Year-round protection from the elements and preventing the chance of Sunburn, is important when visiting Colorado. Whether you have a wide-brimmed hat or sunscreen that will work during the most active excursions, this should be one of the first things to add to your suitcase.

Lightweight Clothes. They say layers are the best when traveling. Temperatures in Colorado Springs can vary from day to night so you'll want to have a variety of options to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your visit. During the day, temperatures rise and the heat of the day will have you reaching for hats and clothing to help you as you are enjoying the area. Night time temperatures can dip so it's great to have that extra jacket or sweater ready in a pinch. Of course, there is always a chance for rain so remember to pack a poncho or a raincoat.

Camera. It goes without saying that the views and landscape of Colorado Sprigs are truly breathtaking. You definitely don't want to forget to bring your camera or cell phone to snap those shots that will make your trip to Colorado Springs memorable.

Plan Your Stay at Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Now that you know what to pack for Colorado Springs, you just need to book your stay with us at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Our Colorado Springs vacation destination is the perfect way to round out your next vacation.




Looking for the Best Things To Do In Downtown Colorado Springs?

You don’t need to look far to find the best things to do in Downtown Colorado Springs. While you may think Colorado offers a small-town feel, it offers all the amenities of a big city. From museums and shopping to dining, festivals and parks, there’s always something to do.


The U.S. Olympic Training Center
The Olympic Training Center serves as the national headquarters for the USA Shooting and Swimming teams and is the flagship center for both the Olympic Training Center and Olympic Committee. The center lies on a stunning 35-acre complex and offers facilities for judo, gymnastics, fencing, shooting and more.

Old Colorado City
If you love great shopping, fine dining and plenty of entertainment, Old Colorado City is the place to visit. There are eateries to suit all types of taste buds. You will always find fun events, too, including the First Friday ArtWalk, a Farmer’s Market, and Sidewalk Sales.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
There are a wide variety of museums in Colorado Springs to explore. If you appreciate fine arts, check out the Fine Arts Center. Here you can discover incredible art galleries, an art school, and live theater. You can also grab a bite to eat at Taste while taking in the views of Pikes Peak.

Coming to Colorado in June?

If you’re heading to Colorado in June, be sure to register for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 26th.

Come and stay with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort while you enjoy the best the city has to offer.



A Look at the History of The Country Club of Colorado

The history of The Country Club of Colorado dates back to 1967 when Charles Gate bought 3,000 acres of land that was the Cheyenne Mountain Ranch. His vision was to create a community of homes, shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and recreation areas. The focal point of that vision was The Country Club of Colorado. In 1973 the Club opened nine holes and right from the beginning it was a success. The golf course continued to be built around Curr Reservoir, a spring-fed lake.

Members Enjoy a Range of Amenities at The Country Club of ColoradoCheyennegolf

As a member, you can enjoy access to a wide variety of top amenities at The Country Club of Colorado. The Country Club of Colorado features a range of recreational facilities, youth programs and leisure activities. Whether your feel like playing a round of golf on the Pete Dye championship course that has recently undergone renovations or relaxing in the resort pools or 35-acre beachfront private lake, you won’t be short of things to do. There’s also tennis, al fresco dining and a range of other experiences that embody the pleasure of living in Colorado.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort invites you to enjoy use of the club to have fun, stay active and dine well. Whether you join us for a family getaway or book a golf adventure with friends, you can look forward to fun for all ages. After a full day of adventure and outdoor delights, relax in one of our spacious guestrooms and take in the beautiful backdrops and views. Our guest rooms have been designed to offer supreme comfort and modern amenities to ensure you enjoy a convenient and memorable stay.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Resort.






Looking for Things to Do Near Cheyenne Mountain Resort? The Sky's The Limit!

Whether you want to indulge in a little shopping in Colorado Springs, get in a game of golf or simply explore the area, there are a lot of things to do near Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Here are our top picks.

Museums in Colorado Springs and More

Kids at a museumFrom a visit to the zoo to a game of golf or checking out the museums in Colorado Springs, there are plenty of activities and family friendly events in Colorado Springs to enjoy.

Pioneers Museum

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is the only institution that researches, collects and interprets the fascinating history of the region. The museum boasts both permanent displays and a variety of changing galleries that are dedicated to special topics.

Visit the Zoo

What could be more fun than spending a day with your family at the zoo? For something a little different, check out Animal Encounters where you will get the chance to meet your favorite animal, have photo opportunities and feed the animals.

Enjoy a game of Golf

Our Colorado Springs golf course has been designed to challenge golfers of any level. Come and enjoy our 18-hole championship course set next to the 35-acre lake. After your game, grab something to eat at the golf course’s restaurant at the clubhouse.

Cripple Creek

A visit to Cripple Creek is sure to be fun for all ages. Learn about the area’s rich history through a variety of museums, tours and even a steam locomotive. The train began transporting visitors on a journey back into the time of the gold rush and right into the heart of the Rocky M0untains in 1976 and today visitors can still hop aboard the 1894 locomotive for a tour.

As a guest at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, you have a wide array of activities and things to see and do in Colorado Springs!