Things to do in Colorado Springs

Challenging Pikes Peak Race Set for August

 This portion of the Triple Crown of Running series makes for a weekend of endurance.

Pike's Peak Race

Are you ready for America's ultimate challenge? It's time once again for the Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon that will take place on August 15 and 16, 2015, and marks the 60th anniversary of this prestigious event.

If there's one word to describe this Pikes Peak race, it's unpredictable. Not only do you have to run incredible uphill distances, but also face potentially drastic weather changes of up to 50 degrees between the starting line and finish. Elevation gain of the race from start to summit is a challenging 7,815' (2,382m)!
The races are not for new runners! The half marathon takes place on the 15th, while Pikes Peak Marathon comes the following morning on August 16, with qualifiers needing to have completed either race in the past three years or have completed a half-marathon in under 2:25:00 or a marathon in under 5:45:00.

Part of the Triple Crown of Running series, runners can take on either Pikes Peak race as well as the Garden of the Gods 10M, and the Summer RoundUp Trail Run for the ultimate endurance accomplishment.  
Before and after these races, it's a good idea to get some rest, and there's nothing better than Cheyenne Mountain Resort for the ultimate in relaxing accommodations. Schedule a much deserved massage at our newly opened Alluvia Spa to refresh those race-weary muscles or take a dip in our heated outdoor pool then sit by our fire pits and enjoy the majestic view of the mountains you just conquered.  Visit our website for more information.

Enjoy Colorado Springs Buffet Dining with a Mountain View

All-you-can-eat seafood and prime rib is on the menu in the Rocky Mountains.

Colorado Springs Buffet Dining

For many people, part of getting away on vacation is escaping the difficulties of grocery shopping, cooking and cleanup. When you travel to Cheyenne Mountain Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, you'll get the opportunity to experience a local creamery, cafe and buffet-style fine dining while taking in the mountain views. Mountain View Restaurant Colorado Springs is sure to become an unforgettable part of your next vacation experience.

This picturesque resort has plenty to do and experience, but the Seafood & Prime Rib Buffet at the Mountain View Restaurant may well be the centerpiece of its dining operations. The buffet, which is a prime example of Colorado Springs buffet dining, is open year-round on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You can go alone or bring the whole family, and best of all, one price gets you everything you can eat in a sitting. During the holiday season, the regular menu is substituted with a holiday buffet. You'll enjoy the same quality food and service, but with delightful holiday fare.

The featured items include seafood and prime rib, so whether you prefer shrimp, scallops or Filet Mignon, you'll find something to please your palate. Though parts of the menu rotate from time to time, some staples remain. For those who enjoy seafood, there's Cheyenne Paella, which is made with bay scallops, shrimp and Andouille sausage. There are plentiful salmon selections, including dishes with mango salsa, as well as a rotating selection of hearty, chef-curated salads that make a filling meal on their own. You can select prime rib accompaniments and even top off your meal with one of many fresh-made desserts.

This is THE PLACE to be when you want Colorado Springs buffet dining. You can make your reservation today at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

Relaxing Summer Overnight Package in Colorado Springs Now Available

Come see what the mountains have to offer with a hotel getaway in Colorado Springs.

Summer Overnight Package in Colorado Springs
If you're looking for the perfect scenic summer getaway, now is a great time to take advantage of a summer overnight package in Colorado Springs. With our Summer Stay More, Save More Package, the longer your visit, the greater the discount you receive. When you enjoy our two-night accommodations between June 20 and September 7, you will receive a $50 resort credit. Stay an additional night to receive a $100 credit, and enjoy our facilities for four nights to receive a $150 resort credit.

During your getaway to Colorado Springs, the fun never stops! Enjoy exciting events and activities seven days a week. We provide live music and complimentary beer tasting, including root beer for the kids, every Friday and Saturday. Check out the breathtaking mountain views while dining at one of our restaurants. For a fun, family-oriented meal that the kids will not soon forget, eat breakfast with animals from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo at the Mountain View Restaurant. Bring your own four-legged friends with you, and they can join in on one of our many scheduled dog days at the beach. View our full list of special summer events.

Your summer overnight package in Colorado Springs provides luxurious accommodations at Cheyenne Mountain Resort with your own private patio or balcony. Let the stress of your hectic life melt away while you take in some fresh mountain air and natural scenery. Our 35-acre lake and private beach offers plenty of water activities, including paddleboat, canoe and kayak rentals. Your summer vacation package includes the use of our five swimming pools, golf and tennis courts, and a complete fitness center. Come visit us this summer and enjoy all of the advantages that a relaxing vacation in the mountains has to offer.

Colorado Springs 4th of July Festivities Offer Endless Possibilities

4th of July events in Colorado Springs are an all-out summer celebration.

Colorado Springs 4th of July
Colorado Springs is a great location for 4th of July festivities as travelers can choose to sit back and watch the entertainment or partake in the action. The 2015 events involve fireworks, music, a parade and more. It will be easy to find something to do on the 4th of July, and the hardest part may be getting the family to agree on which events to attend!

The only thing that makes a good concert better is when it's free, and those who wish to hear the Colorado Springs Philharmonic should head to Memorial Park. While the performance begins at night, the park is open for a full day of activities followed by fireworks at dusk. For adventure seekers who want a more hands-on experience, the Fourth Annual 4th of July Flag Flying Festival promises to be unique and memorable as participants can zip-line over the Manitou foothills while an attached flag waves in the breeze behind them.

The choices for Colorado Springs 4th of July events continue as the 11th Annual Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival happens over 4th of July weekend. There’s no other gathering of culture and arts in Colorado Springs like this one, and the festival offers live music, a food court and a short film festival on July 5th and 6th.

Expect a busy and entertaining weekend with so much going on in Colorado Springs for the 4th of July. You might need a few extra days to recover with us at Cheyenne Mountain Resort where we are happy to provide comfortable accommodations before heading out to the festivities again. Be sure to check out our website for rooms and specials.

Plan your Colorado Springs Summer Vacation with our Fun Events all Season Long

Your Colorado Springs Summer Vacation just got even better at CMR!

Colorado Springs Summer Vacation
At Cheyenne Mountain Resort the fun lasts all summer.  Plan your stay and enjoy the events every day of the week.
Colorado Springs Summer Vacation Activities at CMR
From May 22, 2015 to September 8, 2015 - Memorial Day straight through Labor Day!

• Complimentary Craft Beer & Root Beer Tasting for the kids – 5-7pm
Gourmet S’mores – 6:30-9:30pm on the terrace - $10 per person - Roast marshmallows and create gourmet s'mores featuring caramel, nuts, peanut butter, bananas & more! $10 per person
• Friday Seafood/Prime Rib Night Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet  6:00pm – 10:00pm Mountain View Restaurant
• Live Music on the Sundance Terrace in the evening
• Complimentary Craft Beer & Root Beer Tasting for the kids – 5-7pm
• Gourmet S’mores – 6:30-9:30pm on the terrace - $10 per person - Roast marshmallows and create gourmet s'mores featuring caramel, nuts, peanut butter, bananas & more!
• Live Music on the Sundance Terrace in the evening
Zoo Breakfast – 8:30-10:00am at Mountain View Restaurant Visit with animals from Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Dive in Movies at the Resort Pool (Will be in the EPR if weather is bad) at dusk
• Award- Winning Sunday Brunch  - 10:00am-2:00pm – Mountain View Restaurant

Every Day
Your Colorado Springs vacation will be made that much more fun at Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Try our amazing recreational activities: swimming, golf, tennis, full-service workout center complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and our new Alluvia Spa coming June 2015. You will also find jogging, hiking and biking paths located in the area surrounding the resort; maps are available at the Concierge desk or Fitness Center.

Beach time? We’ve got that too! Take advantage of the resort's 35-acre lake and private sandy beach with complimentary watercraft rentals, including kayaks, SUP paddleboards, paddle boats, canoes and aqua bikes.  

Join us with your furry friends for what's sure to be a rompin' bark of a good time! We'll have the toys, water bowls, and clean up bags.
Beach Gate Entrance: 6pm-7:30pm
2015 Dates: 3rd Sunday of the Month
June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20
Visit our website for more on our on-site recreational activities, nearby area attractions and day trip suggestions, or enhance your Colorado Springs summer vacation at Cheyenne Mountain Resort.  See you soon!

June Happenings in the Colorado Springs Area: Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb and More!

Head to Colorado Springs to take in the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb or choose one of these other great June events!

Pike's Peak International Hill Climb 2015

June is a great month to explore Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas and we have some of our top picks for some fun!

Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack– June 26 & June 27, 215
Airstrip Attack is a half-mile side-by-side roll race and trap speed competition with over two hundred of the fastest street cars in the country. Thousands gather to see the industry’s top manufacturers, personalities and performance and lifestyle organizations come out to participate, support and exhibit at the event.

Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb  - June 28, 2015
Founded by Spencer Pemrose in 1916, it is the 2nd oldest American Motersports event and often referred to as the “Race to the Clouds.”  Aside from the excitement of the racing, visitors can enjoy  Fanfest in Downtown Colorado Springs which takes place on Friday the 26th and includes entertainment, motorcycle exhibitions, vendor booths and more.  Tickets to the race may be purchased at the event website.  

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival – June 26 & 27, 2015
In its 7th year, the Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival (RGWF) features kayak, stand up paddle board, raft, and river board competitions. Including in the main festival event will be food, beer, vendors, and entertainment for the entire family.  All of the money raised goes towards continued expansion of the Whitewater Park, river restoration, and charitable causes.  

Cheyenne Mountain Resorthost hotel for the Pikes Peak Airstrip Attack and an event sponsor for the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, is the perfect place to stay if you are traveling to the area to enjoy all of the area events this June.  Visit our website for booking information. 

Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race is a MUST DO Colorado Springs Running Event

Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race Test your endurance at the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race…the ultimate Colorado Springs running event!

Colorado Runner has awarded the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile RaceMost Scenic” “Race of the Year” and “Best 10 Mile.” With amazing scenery and a challenging course, the Garden 10 Mile takes place June 14, 2015 and is in its 39th year. This one is a must to add to your race calendar!

For many seeking a greater challenge, the 10-mile run is the first leg in the Triple Crown of Running Series, a three-race commitment that includes the Summer Roundup Trail Run on July 12, and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, Aug. 15-16.

The race course takes participants into very center of the Garden of the Gods, and includes a spectacular view of the most famous rock in the area—the Balanced Rock.

Ready for a challenge but not quite up to the 10 mile mark? A 5K is now part of the Garden of the Gods race family. This is a great option for those seeking a shorter distance event but still being soaking in the exciting vibe!

Celebrate your accomplishments after the festivities and stop by Cheyenne Mountain Resort for a delicious bite to eat and good company at our on-site restaurants.  

We hope everyone runs strong at the Garden of the Gods Ten Mile Race this June!

Plan Ahead for Pampering in the all New Spa at the Country Club of Colorado Springs

A sneak peak at a new fabulous spa experience at Cheyenne Mountain Resort & the Country Club of Colorado Springs.

ATTRACTISpa at the Country Club of Colorado Springs
Imagine a day when your worries can be soothed away while your muscles are massaged into a state of utter bliss!  Soon the dream will become a reality as we are putting the final touches on our brand new Spa at the Country Club of Colorado Springs at Cheyenne Mountain Resort!

We want to enhance your experience at our beautiful Colorado Springs Resort. Our new 5,000 square foot spa facility will be housed on the first-floor of the fitness center and will feature:

Six treatment rooms
Manicure and pedicure stations
Private reception lobby
Indoor and outdoor meditation and relaxation suites

Bask in the decadence as we offer guests a genuine Colorado spa experience complete with relaxing treatments, facials, nail services, signature packages and retail products. You will be healed, refreshed and left with an irresistible feeling of luxury, elegance and beauty.  A pampering day of renewal awaits!

We plan to bring all of this goodness to you this June, 2015! For more information about our latest offerings at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, please visit our website

What you need to know: FAQs about our Colorado Springs Golf Destination

Colrado Springs Golf Destination

Learn more about our Colorado Springs Golf Destination and plan your day on the links!

What could be better than a day out on the golf course with friends?  Colorado Springs is a spectacular golf destination for your next outing and at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, our 18-hole championship course offers tour-quality greens adjacent to our crystal clear 35-acre lake and amazing mountain views.  Ready to play a round? Check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions for all you need to know when visiting.  

Q: What are the hours for golfing?
A:  Golfers can enjoy the course here until dark and our pro shop is open from 7:30am to 6:00pm

Q: Is there a dress code to play at Cheyenne Mountain Resort?
A: The clothing in golf is part of the tradition of the game! We ask that all golfers wear a collared shirt with sleeves, mock turtle necks (long or short-sleeved) and tailored slacks or shorts.  Women golfers may wear acceptable length tailored shorts, slacks, skirts and capri pants.

Q: I am new to golf! Do you have instruction available so I can improve my game?
A: Welcome to world of golf! You couldn’t have selected a better course with seasoned PGA instructors to help you improve your game.  Come meet Matt Cohen our PGA Head Golf Professional and, member of the PGA of America for 14 years and Ann Finke, PGA Director of Instruction and PGA Member since 1983.  

Q: I love golf and wanted to bring my kids to introduce them to the sport. Is there an age requirement to golf?
A: At Cheyenne Mountain Resort we love to encourage the next generation of golfers.  Our course, designed by Pete Dye, is ideal for learning to play the game.  We invite our younger players to join us and think that 9 years of age and older is perfect to learn the etiquette of the game. Ages 9-11 are free with a paying adult after 2pm, ages 12 and older can save 50% off green fees when playing with a paying adult (after 1pm).  During Twilight Golf, ages 9-17 are invited to play for free with a paying adult.  

Q: I would love to come and stay overnight! Do you have any specials or packages that include golfing?
A: Our Unlimited Golf Package is ideal! Enjoy overnight accommodations, golfing with  complimentary free range balls and cart, and free dining for all kids 8 and under.  

Join us this season at our Colorado Springs golf destination! For reservations, please visit our website.  See you on the links soon!

Pikes Peak Fun: Terror Dactyl at Cave of the Winds

Try out Terror Dactyl at Cave of the Winds this season for some Pikes Peak fun!

Pikes Peak fun

1. A person who enjoys taking part in extreme sports and other activities involving risk. Also known as an Adrenaline Junkie.

Does this describe you?  When visiting Colorado Springs you MUST take on the challenge of the Terror Dactyl at Cave of the Winds to satisfy your need for the extreme. It is, of course, the “Dive Ride of Epoch Proportions!”

Terror Dactyl opened last year and is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.  Imagine yourself on the edge of a 200-foot cliff above Williams Canyon in Manitou Springs.  Experience the thrill of being launched 150 feet into the canyon at nearly 100 miles per hour! Feel the full G-Force of the ride during a free fall drop that will have you skimming the tops of the trees in the canyon below.

This is just one of the many attractions at Cave of the Winds that visitors can enjoy during their time here including cave tours, the Wind Walker Challenge Course and more.   

In Colorado Springs there is no shortage of exciting activities all around. Cheyenne Mountain Resort hopes to welcome you to the area this season to experience some Pike’s Peak fun with Terror Dactyl! Our resort features amazing recreational amenities to compliment your Colorado Springs adventure.

Visit our website to book your Colorado getaway and learn more about all our resort has to offer!