If Colorado is “God’s Country”, as it has been called, then Colorado Springs is the doorway. The city itself may not be the most beautiful of cities, but it is the perfect place to begin your visit to a variety of things that will inspire.
Colorado Springs is located at the base of the Rocky Mountains and is home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and multiple places to enjoy the surrounding nature.
From nearly everywhere in the city you can see the iconic Pikes Peak. To reach the top of most 14,000ft (4,267m) mountains, you must be a technical climber. Pikes Peak, however, has a road that you can drive up, as well as a train that you can take to get to the top while enjoying the steep canyons, panoramic vistas and wildlife.
If that doesn’t give you enough of heaven you can visit the Garden of the Gods, which is a natural park of giant, red rock formations that are so impressive they inspired the idea that the gods go there to relax.
The Pioneers Museum and Western Museum of Mining and Industry will help you learn about the mining and agricultural past, as well as the pioneers and Native American Indians that lived in the area. And don’t miss visiting the preserved Anasazi Indian ruins up the canyon in Manitou Springs.
If you want more adventure you can take a jeep tour, visit wolves, explore the Cave of the Winds go on train rides through the mountains, go white water rafting, rock climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, or even eat dinner in a restaurant that is inside and old Boeing KC-97 tanker airplane. From gold, to great views, to God, you will be closer to them in Colorado Springs.
‘God’s Country’ = tierra de Dios
As it has been called = como se le ha llamado
Doorway = puerta
The city itself may not be the most beautiful of cities = La ciudad en sí puede que no sea la más bella de todas la ciudades
At the base of = en la base de
Surrounding nature = naturaleza de los alrededores
To reach = llegar
tecnical climber = montañero experto
You can drive up = puedes subir en coche
To get to the top = llegar a la cima
Steep (mountain) = con mucha pendiente
Wildlife = la fauna
As well as = además de
Wolves = lobos
Cave of the winds = cueva de los vientos
Rock climbing = escalada de rocas
Horse riding = equitación
Tanker airplane = avión cisterna