Local Area Attractions
Royal Gorge Bridge
Plan to spend the entire day exploring Colorados Premier Scenic Wonder! Survey the breathtaking vistas of the magnificent Royal Gorge from the worlds highest suspension bridge, an amazing 1,053 feet above the rushing Arkansas River. Ride the worlds steepest incline railway to the bottom of the incredible canyon. Soar high above the chasm in the thrilling aerial tram. Enjoy fabulous shows, live entertainment, childrens attractions, restaurants, gift shops and, of course, some of the most spectacular scenery in Colorado. It all adds up to fun... and a day you and your family will never forget!
If you and your family are tired of the same old Tourist Traps, come up to Cripple Creek where the adventure awaits you! Delight in the many sights, sounds and tastes of Cripple Creek. Youll discover Poker, Blackjack and Slot Machines at our numerous casinos, video arcades for the kids, and fine dining for all. At Cripple Creek you can experience unique special events like Donkey Derby Days or Victor Gold Rush Days.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Take this Goldmine Tour 1000 feet underground. This tour is designed for all ages. No steps, ladder or climbing involved. You will enjoy the slow walking pace. You will receive a real gold ore specimen containing actual "Gold". Open daily at 9 a.m. for tours.
Bishop's castle is a three-story medieval-type castle being constructed by Jim Bishop. It is complete with buttresses and decorated with ornamental iron. It is located in the forest between Wetmore and Colorado City. There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. A gift shop is located in part of the home of the builder. It can be reached by taking Colorado Highway 67 from Florence to Wetmore, then Colorado 96 and 165.
Our daily rates based on family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children 17 years old and under).
Local Area Activities
Welcome to the Arkansas River Headwaters, one of the nation's premier recreation areas. It is a treasure trove of things to do. Stretching for 148 miles along the Arkansas River, the area offers abundant and outstanding opportunities for fishing, rafting, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, camping, mountain biking and off road adventures with ATV's or Jeeps. There is sightseeing among deep canyons, broad valleys and towering mountain peaks. The towns of Leadville, Buena Vista, Poncha Springs, Salida, Canon City, Florence and Pueblo along with Cripple Creek, and Florissant and Westcliffe offer fine dining, lodging and lots of western atmosphere. There are many historical areas and fun activities to explore. To help you plan your trip here is a list of day trips to explore the area and a calendar of local events. Go to http://cotopaxikoa.blogspot.com/
The Salida Hot Springs Swimming Pool provides a variety of activities including lap swimming, water games and hot baths. Temperatures are adjusted for the large lap pool, soaking and kiddy pools. Soothing hot baths offer welcome relaxation after a raft trip, and a massage will relieve sore muscles for mountain bikers and hikers. See the link for information on other area hotsprings