Colorado Vacation

Colorado – Last Frontier as it is aptly named is a state that piques the imagination and leaves behind with a feeling of tranquility with its magnificent beauty, glorious mountains and beautiful stories of the history to it. The State has diverse attraction and activities for all who visit. From the roaring Rocky’s to the majestic Pike’s Peak, from the Seven Falls to the Glenwood Hot spring the State attractions were manifold. I recently visited Colorado on the Memorial Day weekend.  We took an additional day off from work to try enjoy as many attractions as we could.

Day 1: Denver

It was a pretty slow start for us here. We waited for our skydiving jump at the club in Denver where we landed the previous night. The weather was clearly not in favor of us enjoying this day. Was such a dearie day that the club had to cancel out jump. We picked up our spirits and decided to drive to our next stop. Just a few miles from the town of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States. It is surrounded by protected mountains, dense alpine tundra and beautiful scenes as you drive. Best part no cell phone service!!!  It is the perfect way to disconnect from the world and soak in the beauty that this place beholds. The park has more than 100 peaks over 10,000 feet, including Longs Peak, the highest in the park, at 14,259 feet. It has amazing hikes for all from beginners to expert. We hiked up to the Bear Lake together and Alberta Falls which are fairly close by.

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Bear Lake

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Scenic Route
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Yikes Snow!!!

Denver Day 2: Colorado Springs

The city of Colorado Springs, a popular resort both in summer and in winter, lies on the eastern slope of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains at the base of Pikes Peak (14,110ft/4,301m).The surrounding area has many natural attractions, including the Garden of the Gods and North Cheyenne Canon Park. In the city are a variety of interesting museums and cultural attractions. We visited the Pikes Peak with the Cog railway which is a 3hr ride up which beautifully unravels the mystery of the mountain. It is the easiest way to get up close to the Pikes Peak. It was snowing intermittently but was very serene and the coffee person in me enjoyed a cup of hot coffee from the gift store amidst the cold. We spent the evening enjoying the night life and breweries in Colorado Springs. Leaving some beautiful shots from our trip for you to enjoy ❤

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Deer’s all the way
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He’s teasing us
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Pikes Peak Cog Railway

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En-route to Pikes Peak

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Crystal Creek Reservoir

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At the Top 14000 sq ft
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Welcoming us to Pikes Peak

 

Day 3: Seven Falls and Garden of the God’s

The Broadmoor Seven Falls is a series of seven cascading waterfalls of South Cheyenne Creek in South Cheyenne Canon, Colorado Springs, Colorado between steep canyon walls. We walked up 224 steps alongside the fall to enjoy the Midnight Falls. Quick pointer there are shuttles to the falls that we did not know about which take you to the parking lot. You can hike up to 3 miles which is a fun way to enjoy the beauty around. You can zip line from the top of the falls to the bottom or enjoy feeding the trout while you listen to the falls roar to the bottom. We stayed at the Hyatt house which was a really warm and welcoming Hotel with easy commute to several tourist sites. Next stop Garden of Gods. The area now known as Garden of the Gods was first called Red Rock Corral by the Europeans. The Garden of the Gods’ red rock formations created due to a geological change along a natural fault line millions of years ago. It is a great stop for a quick hikes and run along the garden. Do remember to reach here early on during the day. It does get pretty crowded on a beautiful sunny day with everyone enjoying the weather and is sure a spot buzzing with tourists.

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Pikes Peak from Garden Of Gods
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Seven Falls

Day 4: Sky Diving

This amazing trip was coming to an end with a bang. The weather gods had blessed us with a perfect day to skydive. We had a quick jump at 10 AM. The thought of my first jump reminds me of the immense thrill and adrenaline we were filled with. The beautiful sight of the Pikes Peak as you fall and the amazing Denver city are the mesmerizing view you are left with and the accomplishment of the 14000ft fall.

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Adieu Denver until next time !!!

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