Colorado Springs Off The Beaten Path

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    Everhart Building - Building with Tibet stores

    by OlenaKyiv Updated May 28, 2007

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    Everhart Building


    This was originally erected as an early mixed-use building. Prominent residents, including Spencer Penrose, founder of the Broadmoor Hotel and the El Pomar Foundation, occupied apartments on the second floor. Storefronts housed a drugstore, grocery, china shop, tailor’s shop and offices in 1910.
    Built 1897 / Architect Thomas MacLaren

    Address" 17 East Bijou Street

    Historic Downtown Colorado Springs Walking Tour

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    • Historical Travel

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    US Air Force Academy

    by AnnaLupilla Written Dec 4, 2004

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    Jubilant Cadets at graduation

    The Air Force Academy is currently open to visitors.

    Visitors to the Academy must enter through the North Gate, which can be accessed from Exit 156B on Interstate 25, 14 miles north of downtown Colorado Springs.

    Other areas open to visitors include the Cadet Chapel, the Field House, Arnold Hall and the Honor Court.

    The Visitors Center is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day.

    The Cadet Chapel is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday with periodic closings for chapel events.

    Motorcyclists must wear helmets upon entering Academy grounds.

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    Waldo Canyon

    by John195123 Written Feb 28, 2003

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    View from Waldo Canyon

    A non-descript parking lot opens onto a trail leading to silence. Silence filled not with engine noise and pollutants, but a silence, truly without sound. This is Waldo Canyon, one of the best hiking trails in Colorado Springs. Except for gunshots eminating from a local shooting range (well out of range of the trail), there is no sound but footsteps. I decided to bike this trail, which makes it harder. But it is well-cleared and fairly easy. Highly recommended.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Cycling

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    Bear Creek Nature Center Trails

    by basstbn Updated Aug 17, 2004

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    Take a hike!

    Two mails of self-guiding nature trails along Bear Creek in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Wildlife is abundant in the area, but you probably won't see much unless you're there at dawn or dusk. (No pets permitted on trails.)

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    There are many bike trails...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There are many bike trails around COS. One is in Palmer Park, but it's more offroad. The others, like Monument Creek Trail as smooth gravel trails that extend for quite a ways. The T-Gap Trail (Templeton Gap Trail) extends north-south, basically parallel to the Monument Creek Trail, but is paved for much of the way. I used part of that trail to bike to work every day in the Spring of 2001.

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    There is a little restaurant...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    There is a little restaurant on Weber, right before it crosses (going north) Jackson, then dead-ends. It is called the 'Diner' and has good BBQ and other sandwiches, not to mention ice-cream!!!!! Weber is just west of Nevada Ave. There is a Safeway and a bunch of other stores in the Bon Center (which is the back drop for the Diner. Not beautiful, but good enough. Just for locational reasons: East to West.
    [Field][Wasatch][Bon Center][T-Gap Trail]{Diner}[Weber

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    Hey, if you happen to enjoy...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Hey, if you happen to enjoy tango and milongas, email me for more information about the above in the Colorado Springs/ Denver areas!!!!
    There is a fairly big tango community here, and we'd love to have you... beginner to advanced!

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    Also, there is a place called...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Also, there is a place called Mountain Chalet near downtown COS, which has good stuff, and lots of techincal stuff as well as clothing and camping stuff. Stuff.

    Address:
    226 North Tejon
    Colorado Springs (duh), Colorado 80903

    Phone:
    719.633.0732

    Fax:
    719.520.0021

    Website:
    www.mtnchalet.com

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    I don't really know what to...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    I don't really know what to say about this place, because there really isn't anything to do, but Colorado College campus. Email me if you want to visit and I'll show you around! It's not a bad campus, despite the glass and urban/residential setting. Some of the architecture and buildings are neat. It's not a bad school either, especially if you are liberal. I tend more towards conservative, thus being disliked by many. Oh well. Personally, if you happen to be thinking of sending a kid here, don't. If you want to know why, email me. It's too detailed for this page. But, come visit if you like!

    This is my room!!!

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    If you need storage for...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    If you need storage for reasnable prices, go to Motoe City Mini Storage. The staff is verye friend'y as did what they could to save me money!
    They are located at
    914 Motor City Drive (off 8th Street) in Colorado Springs (80906)
    Phone:
    719.633.6952
    Website:
    www.ministorages.com

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    I admit that this is a bit off...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    I admit that this is a bit off travel, but I know that many people are interested in music. For rentals and sales or questions, go to Rice Music at 410 South 8th Street (80905) 719.634.3717; or 4614 Austin Bluff's Parkway (80918) 719.260.6177.

    I am trying to fill in all the areas of this city, and music is important to many people. So, if you're on a road trip, stop by Rice Music. 1.800.444.RICE. It's a great place for music lovers to visit!

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    One of the best hikes I've had...

    by John195123 Written Sep 7, 2002

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    One of the best hikes I've had was in North Cheyenne Canyon. Granted it was off the beaten path, literally, but alert people like myself can do that withour risking much damage to the surrounding area. It was really cool. Also, I've hiked and biked around the Garden of the Gods area which is cool. There are lots of tourists by the rocks, but if you get away some, it gets better, and prettier.

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    Seven Falls. I couldnt go up...

    by kschatterbox Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    224 Total steps that are located right next to the Seven Falls. At night they have a light show on the falls.

    We were not used to the high altitude so we had only made it to the first landing. Of course I was also leary of the open stairs. I always imagine my foot going right through it, and down I will go. :)

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    The place where my car broke...

    by kschatterbox Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The place where my car broke down. Its called Helen Hunt Jackson falls. It is by Seven Falls. You go into the mountain for about 3 miles then there it is. You go up the steps to see the fall. There is more steps up. You take those and after awhile, you see another fall. Its not as big as Helen fall but its still pretty. You can look out to the city and see it all. As soon as I get my pictures developed I will put them on here.

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    This is also in the Garden of...

    by kschatterbox Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    This is the Balancing Rock. There is a place you can park and go climb it. On the other side of this rock they have little cubby holes in the rock bed that you can shimmy in and take a quick pic!! But please be careful if you do this!

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