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Travel Blogs from Canon City
Happy New Year! And what better way to start the year than by traveling across this great God-formed country!
Our first planned stop for the day was Pike's Peak, inside Pike National Forest, which lies just 12 miles from our hotel and downtown Colorado Springs. However, we arrived 30 minutes earlier than the area opened, so ...
Phantom Canyon Road follows the bed of the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad. Vehicles over 25 feet are not allowed and 4wd and high clearance are recommended, but as you will see not really necessary, but that isn't the point. The point is the 2nd picture you come to...we think it maybe the same idiot we saw before and blogged about. But, at any rate, he is taking a Class ...
... to take these. But as you come upon it it is mind boggling and screaming, "take pictures, stupid". So we do.
Basically, the trip was 42 miles of traveling down a gorge. Rail Road tracks on the left, then the river, then us on the right. Weather today is kind of gloomy, not rainy, just gloomy. Hope tomorrow will be nice as we climb mountains to Cripple Creek, ...
Hooray…….Zip Lining. Today we had no problem getting up and getting going. We actually got the van packed and we pulled out of the hotel parking lot early. I guess we were a little excited. We had a 9:30 zip line tour scheduled. After a little confusion our guides Ben and Riley came and got us at around 9:50. They took us over to an area where we got geared up and they immediately started cracking jokes with us. We instantly liked ...
... so we had to set up our grill and evening picnic right in front of the hotel that would then block the wind. It was one of the more humorous places we have picnicked so far. There is a fire ban going on and one of the guests was not happy with our 10 inch $6 grill and called the police on us. The officer drove by took one look and thankfully continued down the road.
PS. Thank you for all the comments. Lesley and Ray were so excited to hear from ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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