Colorado Springs vacation accommodation is set in and around Colorado’s second largest city, in a region known for its spectacular upland scenery, with a host of options for outdoor recreation available in the area.
Around Colorado Springs vacation rentals you’ll have a fantastic range of things to see and do. Here you’ll be in a fantastic location for experiencing the great outdoors – one of the best-known natural landmarks in the area is Pikes Peak, which can be ascended by road, or on foot if you like. In late spring the walk is especially appealing, as this is when the mountainside is covered with wildflowers. Another way to enjoy this terrain is by bike – in the summer months there are cycling tours led by qualified guides. The Pike National Forest boasts a range of walking trails, and there are other first-class locations for hikes in the various parks around the city.
Also close to vacation accommodation in Colorado Springs is the Garden of the Gods – it’s a park made up of numerous unusual rock formations, which attract climbers and walkers throughout the year. It’s also an excellent place to go horseback riding, with two stables situated close by. Other great places for rock climbing include Red Rock Canyon and Cañon City Park. The rivers also provide a host of recreation opportunities – the Arkansas River is a short drive south of Colorado Springs is a hotspot for whitewater rafting. And if you happen to be a golf fanatic then there are a number of courses in the area, with highlights including Broadmoor, Shining Mountain and Cherokee Ridge.
About an hour north of Colorado Springs self-catering accommodation is the city of Denver, which features a number of important museums and other visitor attractions. One of them is the Denver Mint, which is open for tours and is the largest producer of money in the entire country. Meanwhile the Denver Art Museum features exhibitions of art from all corners of the planet.
Colorado Springs vacation rentals are set in a region with a semi-arid climate – temperatures here get up to the high-20s in mid-summer and are generally mild at other times of the year, apart from December, January and February, when temperatures often sink well below freezing at night and barely rise above five degrees in the day.
Colorado Springs self-catering vacation accommodation can be reached from the UK by flying with British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR) to Denver (DEN), which sits an hour north of the city.