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Superpilot92

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Hey just trying to get some advice on what to do with 3 days in Colorado? The wife and i are going to Colorado Springs next week for getaway time. Any advice on some good things to do there is much appreciated.
 

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Superpilot92 said:
Hey just trying to get some advice on what to do with 3 days in Colorado? The wife and i are going to Colorado Springs next week for getaway time. Any advice on some good things to do there is much appreciated.
Rent a car and drive Pike's Peak, take a trip back to some of the old gold mining towns, drive through - - and walk - - the Garden of the Gods... I hear there's some kind of military trade school on the north side of town. :)

Visit the Broadmoor... drive to Royal Gorge... did I mention Pike's Peak?



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yeah i was thinking about doing the whole pikes peak deal and having dinner up top. That would be relaxing.
 

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yeah i was thinking about doing the whole pikes peak deal and having dinner up top. That would be relaxing.
Better make that lunch at the top - - I'd prefer not to drive down in the dark.

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Check out Manitou Springs, Cog Railway, dinner theater, drive Phantom Canyon road to the Royal Gorge, Cripple Creek. The aspens may be a bit past prime color, but it still should be nice. It's a nice time of year to enjoy it all. Have fun.
 

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Actually this is prime time for the aspen's. They are starting there turn to gold as we speak...or umm write. They should be this way for the next few weeks. Manitou is nice, if you don't have housing yet, try to rent a cabin in Green Mountain falls or Chipeta Park, they both have great places in the mountains less than 10 minutes to the springs. Cripple Creek is nice, it has a lot of casinos now so the history and feel of the city has gone down quite a bit. You can walk through the gold mines in Cripple Creek, that was pretty neat. Continue out 24 a little more and hit Florissant Fossil Beds National Park, go out further and if you fish there is Eleven Mile Canyon(a Gold Medal Troust river, with Catch and relaease only past a certain point...man there are some beauties in there). Back towards the srpings, hit Manitou, Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado City (Meadow Muffins is an excelent place for a quick and LARGE lunch or dinner). Do Pikes Peak, just remember, it's frickin cold up there this time of year, Royal Gorge was nice, but for the money they charge to get in there we decided it was just not worth it, try the AF Academy...they have an awesome cathedral, go to 7-Falls (especially at dusk and stay till dark for the lights), the zoo is actually really nice pearched up on the side of the mountain and the Will Rogers Shrine just a short walk up the mountain from the zoo is cool as well. Oh yeah. try to drive Gold Camp road out of the Springs, or drive Rampart Range road out of the Garden of the Gods...both excellent views and gave my wife the willies driving that close to the edge of the mountain without any guardrails...not to mention the truck we saw that apparently didn't make it around a turn and rolled down into the trees a couple hundred feet below. We did see lots of Elk along Rampart Range road out of the G.O.G's. You really can't go wrong with anything you do here, just make sure you spend most of your time in the mountains, after all, that is usually why people come here anyway, so make sure you hit them hard. I will try to think of more stuff to do down there in the next few days or so.
 

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Great info thanks. We love colorado and hope to live there eventually. any more ideas keep em coming. like were to find info on renting a cabin?
 

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Superpilot92 said:
Great info thanks. We love colorado and hope to live there eventually. any more ideas keep em coming. like were to find info on renting a cabin?
No, don't move here! The weather is awful, the commute sucks, taxes are high, real estate is too expensive, crime is sweeping the area, you'll have to worry about tornados, huricanes, sunamis, earthquakes, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!

Seriously, it's a great place to live, I'm just trying to avoid more competition while commuting.
 

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dont worry you are a couple numbers senior to me anyway so whats your worry. Hows life Dojet? I am going to come crash at your place and eat all your food.
 

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Just a quick update on a few things here in CO. First, the Aspen's are in the following state: 20% still green,40% beginning their turn to gold, 30% golden, and the remaining 10% starting to lose their leaves to completely bare. Alright, so maybe you really didn't want to know that, but i just took a much needed fishing trip yesterday and this was just my observation for those who do care. Second, Superpilot, I am still trying to locate some numbers for the cabins by ours there in Green Mountain Falls...I would rent you ours, but we have already closed it for the winter since it is not winterized(yeah a little early since it is so beautiful, but sometimes you just never know). I will get on that if you are still interested, and try to get something by Sunday evening.
 

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take a car up north (denver).. takes you about 1.5 hour. enjoy
 

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KCOS... I love it.. Colorado Springs sucks.. Denver is much better. Take I-25 north.

Say hi to the boys at 19.9, 18.5 and point 7 on the ground ;) (from the flying dutchman)

If you drive at garden of the gods west bound, go to starbucks (at the end of garden of the gods).. some hot chicks work over there.
 

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Superpilot92 said:
dont worry you are a couple numbers senior to me anyway so whats your worry. Hows life Dojet? I am going to come crash at your place and eat all your food.
HAHAHAHA dojet is freaking broke!! no food at his place!! hell take you to taco hell if your lucky and drunk enough..

Ill see you boys there in a few weeks..

doj -

check your mail!

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Ask Doj to show you his pool.. All those CSU chicks over there... oh well..
 
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