We landed in Denver on Tuesday afternoon and made the 1 hour drive to Colorado Springs. We checked into our home away from home for the next three nights, The Academy Hotel.
Cave of the Winds, near Manitou Springs.
Before entering the cave, we met a Wisconsinite tourist who lives right near us and then my friend's brother-in-law randomly ended up being on our tour! We felt like we kept running into Wisconsinites the whole trip actually!
The stalactite in the middle picture below is 100,000 years old. Crazy, huh?
Heading back to Colorado Springs, we saw that Red Rock Canyon Park was off the side of the road so we stopped there to hike. I had read that it was a mini-Garden of the Gods and that description ended up being correct. We both recommend hiking there and loved the trails and sites.
I had read recommendations for checking out the quarry part of the park and it was a really neat area to see.
I thought Jason's Deli would be fun to check out because I had been to them in Texas and they have a big menu selection. I loved that they had tons of vegetarian options! I got a veggie wrap with spinach, mushrooms, Asiago, guacamole, and pico de gallo.
If you've been to Colorado, what was your favorite city or aspect of traveling there?