Colorful Colorado and beyond…
What to do if you only have one day in Colorado Springs:
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a must! They are known for their giraffe sanctuary where you can get up close and personal feeding these beautiful creatures. Lettuce cost around $4-10.
Tram ride up and over the zoo.
Included in the price of admission, drive through the zoo up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Climb to the top of the five-story tower for a scenic overlook of The Springs.
On the way to the next adventure, make a quick roadside stop at Starr Kempf’s Kinetic Sculptures.
After the zoo, head over to Seven Falls. When you use Google Maps for directions, you will be lead to a large parking lot. From there you will take the free Broadmoor Hotel shuttle to the entrance of the falls. This is an all weather sight….meaning if it is raining, sorry, no refunds. And, because this is Colorado, we can go from 82° and sunny to a monsoonal rain and back again in a snap of your fingers.
This is a walking park. From the ticket booth, it is .8 mile paved walk to the falls. There is a tram for guests who are unable to walk that distance, it is not for every guest. $2 per person. There is a restaurant near the falls and there is an adventure zip-line available. If you prefer not to climb the stairs to the top of the falls, there is an elevator where you can enjoy the view.
Obviously, is was rain, hard! The water is usually blue and pretty, not brown and muddy.
Next stop: twilight drive and walk through Garden of the Gods.
See, the weather changes very quickly here. 😉
End the day with dinner at Fargo’s Pizza Co., a Victorian-era style restaurant. Good pizza, fun atmosphere.
I hope you enjoy your stay in Colorado Springs! There is so much more to do there.