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Colorado Attractions

Attractions near Blue Skies Inn, Colorado

Blue Skies Inn is located in Manitou Springs in the foothills of Pikes Peak, at the heart of Colorado recreation, with good access to river rafting, mountain hiking, unusual shopping centers and all of the terrain and sights that characterize the Colorado experience.

Downtown Manitou Springs offers a charming example of turn-of-the-century architecture housing a wide variety of shops and restaurants. Just about every kind of Colorado souvenir one could imagine can be found within easy walking distance in the five blocks that make up downtown Manitou Springs.

Every day at Blue Skies Inn, we look up and see the supreme attraction of the region. Pikes Peak is the easternmost "Fourteener" in Colorado. The Peak summit gains eight thousand feet of altitude in the 13 miles that separate it from Manitou Springs. The 14,110 foot Peak dominates the skyline for up to eighty miles out into the Great Plains. In and around the Pikes Peak massif, one can find every kind of mountain recreation: parks, trails, ghost towns and quirky mountain villages.

Manitou Springs Shopping Attractions
Distance & Drive Time to Local Attractions
Attraction (click on name for more info) Distance Drive Time
Manitou Springs Historic District 3 blocks 2 minutes
Mineral Springs 3 blocks 2 minutes
Garden of the Gods Park 0.5 mile 3 minutes
Pikes Peak Cog Railroad Depot 1 mile 5 minutes
Cave of the Winds 1 mile 5 minutes
Manitou Cliff Dwellings 1 mile 5 minutes
Pikes Peak Toll Road Entrance 5 miles 10 minutes
Pioneer Museum 5 miles 10 minutes
Colorado College 5 miles 10 minutes
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center 5 miles 10 minutes
American Numismatic Museum 5 miles 10 minutes
ProRodeo Hall of Fame 7 miles 10 minutes
Santa Claus' North Pole 7 miles 11 minutes
Seven Falls 7 miles 15 minutes
US Olympic Training Center & Velodrome 8 miles 15 minutes
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 9 miles 20 minutes
May Museum of Natural History 14 miles 20 minutes
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center 15 miles 20 minutes
Western Museum of Mining and Industry 16 miles 20 minutes
US Air Force Academy: Chapel & USAFA Sports 17 miles 20 minutes
Mueller State Park 24 miles 40 minutes
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument 30 miles 45 minutes
Cripple Creek 40 miles 1 hour
Royal Gorge: White Water Rafting & Train Ride 50 miles 1.1 hours
Bishop Castle 70 miles 1.5 hours
Great Sand Dunes National Monument 175 miles 3.5 hours
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