Make the most of the Rocky Mountains
Our recommendations for things to do in and around Woodland Park
From hiking and fishing to exploring national parks and nearby mountain towns, there is so much to do close to Pikes Peak Ranch. Join us for the experience of a lifetime in the Colorado mountains.
COLORADO SPRINGS – A registered National Natural Landmark with 300’ towering sandstone rock formations.
CASCADE – Highway 24 west to Cascade. Drive to the summit via the Pikes Peak Highway. Open year-round weather permitting. Call for hours and fees.
MANITOU SPRINGS — Fine dining American fare served in the rooms of an 1876 Tudor house with a Pike’s Peak view.
COLORADO SPRINGS — Iconic Colorado Springs resort with multiple on-site dining options.
Righteous Grounds Coffee Roasters
WOODLAND PARK — Small batch artisan roaster with small breakfast bites
Casual & Family Dining
WOODLAND PARK — Grilled thin-crust pizzas & slices, with salads, sandwiches & beers on tap.
CASCADE —Creekside, wine-centric dining with American cuisine, a tasting room & a shop.
WOODLAND PARK — Casual restaurant with staple, authentic Mexican dishes.
WOODLAND PARK — Popular barbeque and taproom.
Bars & Grills
WOODLAND PARK — Unfussy spot for cocktails, beer, and small bites.
MOUNTAIN FALLS — Distillery in a 70-year-old log cabin.
DIVIDE — Irish pub with pizza, a patio, and a welcoming atmosphere.
WOODLAND PARK — Family-owned casual restaurant with game-day ready televisions.
Famous for its diverse collection of animals and stunning views of Colorado Springs.
MANITOU SPRINGS – Comedy melodrama with Vaudeville-style “Olio” and family-style dinner.
WOODLAND PARK – Theater, interactive exhibits, “live” fossil lab, and on-site “Prehistoric Paradise” store.
Woodland Park Aquatic Center
WOODLAND PARK – Open daily with lap lanes, splash pool, water slide, Dive in Movies, and Parent’s Night Out.
PIKES PEAK HIGHWAY – Christmas-theme Family Amusement Park with rides, shows, gift shops, and Santa himself!
LAKE GEORGE – Offering camping, fishing, hiking, full-service marina, and much more. Also, check out nearby Spinney Mountain State Park.
MANITOU SPRINGS – One- or two-hour rides through Garden of the Gods Park. Reservations recommended.
Breckenridge & Keystone
Skiing, snowboarding, sledding parks, hiking, biking, etc.
BRECKENRIDGE – Snowmobiling & dog sledding
WOODLAND PARK – Off-Road adventures. Rentals or tours.
MANITOU SPRINGS – Tour breathtaking underground rooms and passages while guides share a wealth of historical and geological information.
STATEWIDE – We are privileged to offer top-quality, fully-guided, and instructional fly fishing trips on some of Colorado’s premier public and private trout waters.
Museums & Historical Places
CRIPPLE CREEK – World-famous gold mining camp and interactive displays.
FLORISSANT – Discover one of the richest fossil deposits in the world, massive petrified redwood trees, insects, and plant fossils all from 34 million years ago.
CRIPPLE CREEK – Step back in time with a visit to an 1896 Brothel.
MANITOU SPRINGS – A growing resource center with photograph ygallery, exhibits, and research facility with guided walking tours of the Historic District.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
MANITOU SPRINGS – Prehistoric Anasazi Indian ruins (1100-1300 A.D.) and museums displaying prehistoric artifacts, retail stores.
MANITOU SPRINGS – A 46-room National Historic Landmark. Self-guided tours through the Victorian museum featuring nine styles of architecture.
CRIPPLE CREEK – The World’s only 1000-foot vertical shaft Gold Mine Tour!
COLORADO SPRINGS – A 60,000 sqft museum opened in July 2020.
COLORADO SPRINGS – Visitor Center
DIVIDE – Educational wolf and wildlife tours in a natural setting.
Several businesses in Cripple Creek: Bronco Billy’s, Wildwood Casino, Midnight Rose, etc.
CRIPPLE CREEK – An exciting journey & scenic adventure back in time to the lusty pioneer days of railroading in its grandest era.
MANITOU SPRINGS – The oldest and largest gift shop in Colorado—and the local’s hidden entrance into the world-famous Garden of the Gods.