• Get to Know: Colorado Springs

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    Go off the beaten path and explore these five secret spots. 

  • Get to Know: Colorado Springs

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    Go off the beaten path and explore these five secret spots. 

  • Get to Know: Colorado Springs

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    Go off the beaten path and explore these five secret spots. 

  • Get to Know: Colorado Springs

     
    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    Go off the beaten path and explore these five secret spots. 

The Colorado Springs area is home to popular attractions like Pikes Peak, U.S. Olympic Training Center and Garden of the Gods Park, but there are several lesser-known gems for groups to experience.

Paint Mines Park: Located on 750 acres of rolling plains in eastern Colorado Springs, this geological site offers a rare landscape, unique rock formations and rich history. Walk the 4 miles of trails to spot spires and hoodoos.

The Abbey: Originally built as a teaching facility for Benedictine monks, the four-story brick building completed in 1925 sits on 200 acres in Cañon City and is a serene location for meetings, celebrations and various events. Within walking distance is the tasting room of Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

Miramont Castle: Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, this restored castle in Manitou Springs has original Victorian-style furnishings. Wind through the 30 rooms with a self-guided tour followed by an authentic tea or lunch in the Queen’s Parlour Tea Room. Live History at Rock

Ledge Ranch: Explore life as it was for the first settlers of the Colorado Springs region at this historic site. The West comes alive in the buildings carefully restored to their original appearance. Stop in the blacksmith shop, view work in the fields and enjoy special events and festivals through the summer and fall. 

Iron Springs Chateau: Experience true vaudeville and melodrama entertainment during a threecourse meal, and make sure to stay for the after-show singalong. The longtime landmark is located at the base of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Manitou Springs.

Benchmark has released its list of top dining trends for 2020 as observed by executive chefs and culinary experts at the global hospitality company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants, including Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs and Tivoli Lodge in Vail as well as the very recent addition of Manor Vail Lodge.

 

Foster original ideas by booking Colorado’s artsy venues.

 

The 160th anniversary of the Colorado Gold Rush is underway. While settlers originally migrated west in hopes of striking gold, groups and leisure travelers today head to Colorado in fall to strike it rich with adventures. Here are two fun ideas for groups during this golden season.  

FALL COLOR TRAIN, LEADVILLE