Area activities

Things to do from Peakview Cabin

Touristy stuff

1. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center – 19 minute drive

201 S Fairview St, Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 686-1820 https://g.co/kgs/9tv9sb

https://www.rmdrc.com

2. Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center – 14 minute drive

4729 Twin Rocks Rd, Divide, CO 80814
(719) 687-9742 https://g.co/kgs/i38WKr

http://www.wolfeducation.org

3. Woodland Aquatic Center – 21 minute drive

111 N Baldwin St, Woodland Park, CO 80863
(719) 687-5233 https://g.co/kgs/EvCxLE

https://city-woodlandpark.org/home/woodland-aquatic-center/

4. Manitou Springs Tourist Town – 34 minute drive

Manitou Spring Free Parking

13-1 Fountain Pl, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

https://goo.gl/maps/HGW4CreEhn52

https://manitousprings.org/

5. Cripple Creek Gambling – 38 minute drive

Cripple Creek
https://goo.gl/maps/rTadH4xewP12

https://visitcripplecreek.com

6. North Pole Santa’s Workshop – 30 minute drive

https://goo.gl/maps/By8nUFeXbgF2

http://northpolecolorado.com/

7. Garden Of The Gods – 44 minute drive

https://goo.gl/maps/YARcZCvynKx

https://www.gardenofgods.com/

Things To Do In The Neighborhood

1. Fishing the neighborhood lakes

April or May – October 31

2 fish per person, per day

http://www.myspringvalley.org/lakes—fishing.html

Peakview Cabin Pikes Peak Mountain Getaway - Fishing Picture

2. Walking around the neighborhood

Walking around Ridge Rd is about 1.48 miles.

Peakview Cabin Pikes Peak Mountain Getaway - Ridge Rd Loop Map

Walking around Burgess Reservoir is about 2.13 miles from the cabin.

Peakview Cabin Pikes Peak Mountain Getaway - Burgess Reservoir Loop Map

Nearby Hiking & Parks

1. Mueller State Park – 14 minute drive

Mueller State Park
21045 CO-67, Divide, CO 80814
https://goo.gl/maps/baQTffuA8Vs

http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/mueller

The Spring Valley Newsletter lists these hikes as favorites in Mueller State Park

Easy –  Grouse Mountain Overlook, Lost Pond

Moderate – Osborn Homestead Loop, Overlook Ridge

Difficult – Cheeseman Ranch, Elk Meadow

– We did the Cheeseman Ranch Trail

This was about 6 mile hike we did. We started from the Peak View Trailhead. This trail starting point took us closer to highway 67 than I would have preferred to be. But there is a huge variety of trail options here. Also, there is a kids’ nature trail, playground and an abundance of picnic spots. It seems like it would be more likely to encounter wildlife with all of the Meadows here but we only encountered overly friendly Gray Jay’s.  State Park access was $7 and the station was manned, so we were able to use a credit card. I think this park would be a good option in the winter because the roads are all paved.

2. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument – 22 minute drive

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
15807 Co Rd 1, Florissant, CO 80816

https://goo.gl/maps/MrmftN6uYRD2

https://www.nps.gov/flfo/index.htm

The Spring Valley Newsletter lists these hikes as favorites in Mueller State Park

Easy – Petrified Forest Loop Trail, Ponderosa Loop

Moderate – Geological Trail, Hornbeck Wildlife Loop

3. Hike around Rampart Reservoir (Difficult) – 33 minute drive

#714 Rainbow Gulch Trailhead
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
https://goo.gl/maps/cReYzSn5mH32

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/rampart-reservoir-trail

We hiked in late October with 60 degree temps. 13.2 miles is pretty long, it took us about six hours, it is an option to hike part of the way and turn back.  There was more up and down than I thought there would be. The views from the south side were gorgeous. I think it may be a decent winter hike as the trail was well marked and traveled  with good sun exposure. It seems to be a great mountain biking trail, with a few technical areas we saw bikers walking their bikes over, but it seems like a moderate trail overall. Also, lots of picnic  options at this reservoir. Dirt road access, but seems like it would be accessible to all vehicle types

Peakview Cabin Pikes Peak Mountain Getaway - Hike around Rampart Reservoir

4. Hike to Crags (Moderate) – 28 minute drive

Crags Trail Head
615 Teller County Rd 62, Divide, CO 80814
https://goo.gl/maps/QtczZgHee6D2

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/the-crags-trail–5

This hike was a good length hike at 4.8 miles but did have some ascent. It took about 3 hours in and back. The views from the top were amazing. All of the traffic and rocks at the top made the trail hard to find, not sure if I would attempt this in snow. Dirt road access, but seems like it would be accessible to all vehicle types.

Peakview Cabin Pikes Peak Mountain Getaway - Hike To Crags

5. Horsethief Falls in Pike National Forest (Easy) – 25 minute drive

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/horsethief-falls-trail

https://goo.gl/maps/52Me4rsFpFQ2

6. Catamout Trail in Pike National Forest (Moderate) – 24 minute drive

https://manitousprings.org/catamount-trail/

https://goo.gl/maps/spa1sY3bPH42

7. Raspberry Mountain in Pike National Forest (Moderate) – 24 minute drive

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/raspberry-mountain-trail-via-ring-the-peak-trail

https://goo.gl/maps/bdB3oYnF3k32

8. Lovell Gulch Trail in Pike National Forest (Moderate) – 23 minute drive

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/lovell-gulch-trail

https://goo.gl/maps/SXFgCmq9Vav

9. Dome Rock Trail in Pike National Forest (Difficult) – 19 minute drive

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/dome-rock-trail

https://goo.gl/maps/y7D8Qe8rswM2

10. Pancake Rocks Trail, combines with easy Horsethief Trail above (Difficult) – 22 minute drive

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/pancake-rocks-and-horsethief-falls-trail

https://goo.gl/maps/FGUBm8NaUzx

11. Hiking Pikes Peak (Very Difficult) – 28 minute drive

Crags Trail Head
615 Teller County Rd 62, Divide, CO 80814
https://goo.gl/maps/QtczZgHee6D2

http://www.cospringstrails.com/hikes/pikespeakcrags.html

12. Eleven Mile State Park – 41 minute drive

Eleven Mile State Park
4229 Co Rd 92, Lake George, CO 80827
https://goo.gl/maps/HupXPn6xpkr

https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/ElevenMile