Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More 1

From the 14,000-foot summit of America’s Mountain to the depths of nearby underground caverns, the Pikes Peak region of Colorado’s Front Range can be a cool place to play. The region’s official visitors’ guide lists no fewer than 50 attractions, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface for outdoors-loverswho want to hike, bike, camp, fish, … Read more Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak and More

The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Keeping Creatures Safe in Keenesburg

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Lions and tigers and bears – plus wolves, bobcats, coyotes and other large carnivores – call the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, home. The sanctuary, 30 miles northeast of Denver, provides 320 acres of grassland habitat and shelters to more than 200 animals rescued from horrible living conditions around the world. Visitors can see … Read more The Wild Animal Sanctuary: Keeping Creatures Safe in Keenesburg

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs 3

While many Colorado towns were settled by miners and ranchers, the appeal of Colorado Springs, the second largest city in Colorado, was its climate and culture.  In the late 1800s, it was known as “Little London” since it had many English tourists and settlers along with opera houses, fine hotels, and restaurants.  Colorado Springs is … Read more Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

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The unpaved highway rises and dips like a lazy rollercoaster as we roll along on the plains east of Colorado Springs toward Calhan. At the last crest, the animal refuge appears at the bottom of the hill, a glinting compound of chain-link fences where the big cats of Serenity Springs live — more than 120 … Read more Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

Sky Ride: A New View of the Zoo

The chairlift seat slides smoothly under us and lifts us to the sky. Below, we can see grizzly bears wrestling with each other on the edge of a pond. Say what? You get an entirely new perspective of Colorado Springs’ famed Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from the new Mountaineer Sky Ride. The ride, an unusually smooth … Read more Sky Ride: A New View of the Zoo