Manitou Springs Journals

Summertime in Colorado

A July 2003 trip to Manitou Springs by RyanT

Quote: Colorado is a great destination to travel all year round, not just during the winter but the summer too. There are numerous activities for the whole family. There is rafting, gambling, ATV’s, shopping, and more. And Colorado’s scenery is beautiful during the summertime.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Attraction | "Pike's Peak Cog Railway"

I absolutely recommend taking the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway. Pike’s Peak is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. It’s so beautiful that it inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write the song “America the Beautiful.” The scenery on the train ride was awesome. And there was a lot of wild life. We saw long horn sheep, elks, groundhogs, many types of birds, and even a couple bears. Being at the top of Pike’s Peak felt like being on top of the world. You could see for hundreds of miles. At the summit there is a souvenir and snack shop. The summit is a great place for taking photos. I suggest taking a jacket because it can get pretty cold up there. The Pike’s Peak Cog Railway is a fun trip...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 4, 2006

Pikes Peak Cog Railway
515 Ruxton Avenue Po Box 351
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
(719) 685-5401

Garden of the Gods


Garden of the Gods was beautiful and educational. But I wouldn’t recommend it for families, because the kids would probably get bored. Garden of the Gods is a 700 acre park with huge, odd-shaped, sandstone rock formations. There is a big learning center in the park. It gives you information on the history of the park, native Americans that lived in the area, and the local wildlife. There is also a nice gift shop. What I enjoyed most about the park is the rock formations and landscape of the area. It was beautiful. A bad thing about Garden of the Gods is that there was a lot of traffic on the roads that went through the park. So it was hard to take your time and look at all the rocks and st...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 26, 2006

Garden of the Gods
1805 North 30th Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
(719) 634-6666

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