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Old 01-22-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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My wife and I are planning to visit Colorado in late May or early June and are looking for tips on what to see and do. We would like to go rafting, and motorcycling for a day, and visit Pikes Peak. Any ideas or suggestions would be apreciated, thanks.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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In June, one of my favorite events will be going on- the stream that emerges from underground at the Sand Dunes near Alamosa. It's pretty cool! If you are very interested in science and geography etc, then you'd really enjoy learning how the sand dunes are created and how and why there is a stream that emerges. Provided we get enough snow melt for it to happen this year.


Otherwise, lots of fun hiking and seeing the sites. March will be cold and snowy, and May will be less cold and snowy, and June will be warmer.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Looks like it's going to be June, and looks like there is plenty to do. Thanks
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:44 PM
 
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Rafting can be dangerous in June when snowmelt swells the rivers which become quite fast flowing, and deadly cold.

Pikes Peak is a good trip, either by car or via the train. Get the donuts made at the top. Nearby is the free park called Garden of the Gods, good for walking around and if you're experienced rock climbers you can register to do that.

If you're really big eaters, on Sunday morning there's the Sunday Brunch at the Broadmoor.

Old Colorado City (OCC) on the west side of COLO SPGS and also Manitou Springs are a great walk around place with a ton of good eats and some nice shops. If you are serious hikers, try the incline in Manitou Springs, parking is near the Cog Railway; it's a tough hike up a 60-degree slope populated with old RR ties and rocks.

The USAF Academy Visitors Center is always a good stop too.

Down in the area of Canon City you get the rafting trips, and the Royal Gorge train that winds its way up the Arkansas River. Then there's the Royal Gorge theme park and if you like tours, go through the prison museum in Canon City, near the scenic train station. If you like wine, visit the Christian Bros winery that's right on the main drag in Canon City.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo should be beautiful either time.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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It's not a Christian Bros winery, it is:

Welcome to Abbey Winery
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:45 PM
 
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It's not a Christian Bros winery, it is:

Welcome to Abbey Winery
Thank you. I knew it was a religious order, couldn't remember the name...
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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Canon City also has the new Zipline!! There are all kinds of packages..the Zipline with the Train...Zip and Rafting, the Winery..etc. Lots to do!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Here's a whole bunch of ideas - many of them free: 55 in 5 Day 1 - YouTube
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Yeah, that 55 in 5 gives you a look at everything! Good stuff.
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