Things to do near Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast
While vacationing in Colorado Springs for those seeking a special Pikes Peak B&B experience, a visit to Eastholme in the Rockies located in the mountain village of Cascade the home of the Pikes Peak Highway is just the place for you. Your adventure will begin with a scenic drive up Pikes Peak which is just 1.5 miles from your front porch to hiking majestic mountain trails, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy when you visit Eastholme in the Rockies Bed and Breakfast.
Perfectly located near all Colorado Springs, Woodland Park and Manitou Springs attractions including Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center, North Pole Santa's Workshop and Historic Manitou Springs.
Other activities and events in the area include antique shopping, historical landmarks, dining, rodeo, white water rafting and the best hiking trails around. Perfect Colorado vacation destination for all seasons.
Academy Riding Stables
One to three hour rides through Garden of the Gods Park. No one under 8 years of age or over 250 pounds. Pony Rides and more mature horse back riding. Your adventure begins at the stables 30 minutes prior to ride time. Click picture for link.
Cave of the Winds
Capture the exhilaration and fun of underground exploration with Cave of the Winds two Geo|Venture tours- geology and adventure rolled into one! The caves maintain a comfortable 54 degrees no matter what the temperature is outside. Open daily year round. Click picture for link.
Celestial Seasonings Tea
In 1969, a group of passionate young entrepreneurs founded Celestial Seasonings upon the principles of promoting a healthy lifestyle with flavorful herbal teas. The herbs were harvested by hand in the Rocky Mountains, and then dried and packaged in hand-sewn muslin bags and sold to local health food stores. Located in Boulder, CO just 90 minutes from Eastholme. Free tours and sample teas daily. Click picture for link.
Cycling Adventures! Tour Colorado and the World by Bike. Join the thousands of visitors who have experienced the Ultimate Ride with Challenge Unlimited. Your 20-mile downhill adventure from the summit of the world's most famous mountain, Pikes Peak, will stay in your memories long after your vacation is over. Click picture for link.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
No visit to the Pikes Peak region is complete without a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Experience unforgettable adventures combining breathtaking mountain scenery with more than 750 animals from around the world, including the opportunity to hand-feed our magnificent giraffe herd (the largest of any zoo in the world). Click picture for link.
Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
Educate, Preserve and Protect...An organization dedicated to educating people about the importance of the wolf's role in the overall ecosystem, preserving wildlife and their habitats and the protection of wolves and other animals that can no longer survive in the wild. Located in nearby Florissant, Colorado you can take a tour and view wolves, foxes and coyotes in a natural, quiet and spacious sancturay. The center is located near Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, just west on Highway 24. Click picture for link.
Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
A 45-minute trip through the gold mining district, an exciting journey on the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, is a scenic adventure into yesteryear.... backward in time to the lusty pioneer days of railroading during its greatest era. Click picture for link.
Echo Canyon River Expeditions
White water rafting Colorado's Arkansas River is one of the most popular and fun vacation destinations for families and groups regardless of age or ability. Echo Canyon River Expeditions has been providing mild to exciting half-day to multi-day whitewater raft trips in Colorado since 1978.Click picture for link.
Florissant Fossil Beds
A beautiful mountain valley just west of Pikes Peak holds spectacular remnants of the earth's prehistoric life. Huge petrified redwoods and incredibly detailed fossils of ancient insects and plants reveal a very different Colorado of long ago. Click picture for link.
Flying W Ranch
The Flying W Ranch Steak House and Western Show is fun and entertaining. After a delicious meal of BBQ chicken or beef, relax and enjoy the entertainment by the Flying W Wranglers. They have specialized in western food and entertainment since 1953. There is also the old western town that has 14 museum buildings and a western gift shop.Click picture for link.
Nestled at the Southwest corner of the Garden of the Gods Park lies the historic Garden of the Gods Trading Post. Native American jewelry, Navajo rugs, Sand paintings and Pueblo pottery can be found in the vast collection located in the Southwestern Art Gallery. Click picture for link.
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center
Imagine dramatic views, 300 foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. Your visit to the Center will open up all the many secrets to the Garden of the Gods Park, a Registered National Natural Landmark of both scenic splendor and recreational opportunities. Click picture for link.
Ghost Town Museum
Journey back 100 years at this 1800's old west town. Explore, building by building, thousands of artifacts. Gold panning & shopping.Click picture for link.
Historic Manitou Springs
The history of Manitou Springs is forever linked to its cold drinking springs. Members of the Ute, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Kiowa nations treated Manitou as neutral ground where all could find relief for their physical ailments without fear of attack. Click picture for link.
Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad
See the Royal Gorge Bridge hanging over 1,000 feet above the train, the raging Arkansas River, wildlife and scenery only seen by train. Welcome aboard the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad. You will be treated to what has been called "the most scenic train ride in North America." Click picture for link.
Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater
For more than 45 years, the Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theater has provided the Pikes Peak Region with an evening of hilarious comedy and quality entertainment. Click picture for link.Click picture for link.
John May Museum Center
The John May Museum Center has two great museums to visit. The Museum of Natural History and The Museum of Space Exploration.Click picture for link.Click picture for link.
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings, built more than 700 years ago, await you here. From 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300. Click picture for link.
Miramont Castle was constructed in 1895 as a private home for Father Jean Baptist Francolon, a French born Catholic priest. The castle features nine styles of architecture ranging from English Tudor to Byzantine and all crafted from locally quarried greenstone and yellow pine framing. Click picture for link.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
After over fifty years of conducting public mine tours, this country's only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour just got bigger and better as an adventure never to be forgotten by visitors descending the earth to explore the underground mine workings of the 1890s hard rock gold miner. Click picture for link.
North Pole Home of Santa's Workshop
A Christmas Themed Family Amusement Park This enchanted family theme park has something for every member of the family. Meet Santa Claus and his elves. Come ride with us on the unique Christmas Tree Ride, swing through the sky on the Enterprise Space Shuttle, and enjoy a whimsical ride on our Antique Carousel. Click picture for link.
Olympic Training Center
Located within the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., the $8 million Olympic Visitor Center hosts approximately 140,000 visitors each year. It is the primary facility providing the general public with information about the U.S. Olympic Committee, U.S. Olympic Training Centers and the Olympic Movement.Click picture for link.
Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
The most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan's Mount Fuji, Pikes Peak forms a stunning backdrop for Colorado Springs and the Garden of the Gods. At an altitude of 14,110 feet above sea level, Pikes Peak is the 31st highest peak out of 54 Colorado peaks. It is the farthest east of the big peaks in the Rocky Mountain chain, which contributed to its early fame among explorers, pioneers and immigrants and made it the symbol of the 1859 Gold Rush.Click picture for link.
The town of Cascade is the home of the Pikes Peak Highway. The highway makes a 60-mile round trip to the summit of Pikes Peak. The Toll Gate is just a mile and half from Eastholme in the Rockies. Click picture for link.
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
For 114 years, the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway (the world's highest cog railroad, the highest Colorado railroad AND highest train in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Just 77 miles from downtown Denver and 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs. The Cog Railway is open from mid April through the first weekend in January with trains departing seven days a week for most of the time.Click picture for link.
Pikes Peak Heritage Center at Cripple Creek
In the late 1800s, thousands of fortune-seekers made their way to Pikes Peak. Gold had been discovered, and that discovery started the countrys last great gold rush. This 11,600-square-foot Cripple Creek Visitors Center is designed in a style reminiscent of the town's heyday; however, the technology is all 21st century. State-of-the-art doesn't begin to describe what awaits you in the area's newest Pikes Peak travel center: multiple hands-on exhibits combine interactive technology with tactile, audio and video techniques, for an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the glory days of the World's Greatest Gold Camp. Click picture for link.
Pikes Peak Summit House, Glen Cove and Crystal Reservoir
To reach the summit of Pikes Peak is to share the vision that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write "America the Beautiful." Traveling the 19 miles of Pikes Peak Highway, the world's highest toll road, you will enjoy spectacular scenic vistas and beautiful wilderness areas. Six miles from the tollgate you will visit Crystal reservoir. Here you can pan for gems in the mining sluice, enjoy refreshments and take in the beautiful views. Toll Gate is located just 1 1/2 miles from Eastholme in the Rockies. Click picture for link.
The Mission of the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region. The Museum is housed in the beautifully restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. This Pioneer Museum is a winner of the Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.Click picture for link.
ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy
Rodeo - America's original sport - is showcased at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Hall, established in 1979, is located adjacent to the National headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).Click picture for link.
The RMDRC is a new 18,000 square foot museum in the heart of Colorado. There are two exhibit halls, one focusing on dinosaurs of the Late Cretaceous and the other focusing on marine reptiles and fossil fish. The center is located on state Highway 24 in Woodland Park, CO just 7 miles west of Cascade, Colorado. Click picture for link.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is 1,053 feet high, the panoramic vistas come second to none to the awesome Grand Canyon. The Bridge spans a quarter mile across and it is the world's highest suspension bridge, an engineering marvel. Other man-made marvels include the world's longest single-span Aerial Tram and the world's steepest Incline Railway.Click picture for link.
It has been called the Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado. Located in South Cheyenne Canon, Seven Falls cascades 181 feet in seven distinct steps down a solid cliff of pikes peak granite. Crystal clear water from the southern most edges of the Pikes Peak watershed have, over the ages, carved this unique scenic masterpiece in an easily accessed location. Click picture for link.
The Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Explore Colorado's rich and colorful mining past. Find out what's happening in mining today at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. The museum's 27-acre site includes four exhibit buildings, outdoor displays and a picnic area. This is a wonderful place to learn to pan for gold and to see how turn-of-the-century miners timbered, drilled, blasted, mucked and moved ore from the mine to the stamp mill, where ore was crushed and processed. Click picture for link.
United States Air Force Academy
The staff and faculty of the US Air Force Academy, in the interest of our future national security, molds our future leaders into outstanding young men and women into Air Force officers with knowledge, character, and discipline motivated to lead the worlds' greatest aerospace force in service to the nation. Before its graduates enter various flying and support specialties, the Academy trains them to be, first and foremost, Air Force officers. You must see the spectacular cadet chapel at the Air Force Acaemy and also visit the Field House and Visitor's Center. Click picture for link.
Van Briggle Pottery, established in 1899, is one of the oldest active art potteries in the United States. Founded by Artus Van Briggle, of Holland Dutch descent, Van Briggle Pottery has been considered one of the great American art potteries for over a century.Click picture for link.
Annual Fruit Cake Toss, Manitou Springs - January
Colorado Balloon Classic - Labor Day Weekend
Colorado Renaissance Festival - June to July
Fireman's Memorial - September
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - July
Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon Race - August
Rocky Mountain State Games - July
Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Fan Fest - July
Hiking & Biking
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