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Things our city has to offer!

Melanie M.
Mellonbaby23
Colorado Springs, CO
Post #: 51
Hi!
I was wondering if there were people who knew where some great things might be found. Things like a place to get natural spring water (drinkable) or even some of your favorite hiking spots. I dont really have a long list of those things to ask, but its the general idea I am hoping you'll understand.

We would love to get our water fresh and naturally and who knows it could be a future destination of a meet up "meet us at the water hole!!".

We hiked Eagles Peak, but that is on the academy. I know there are some other places that are really great, but we dont want to hike alone. (We means my two daughters and myself).

Hope this will be a great discussion thread, please add to this list of "favorites" if you feel you have something to share!
Shannon
Plant_Strong
Kaiserslautern, DE
Post #: 29
Manitou Springs has a number of natural mineral springs (if that interests you at all). Here's a website to check out a map and description of each....

http://www.stevegarufi.com/mineralsprings.htm­

As far as hiking....
Cheyenne Canyon State Park - Hike or Mountain Bike all trails, camp, small entrance fee, LOTS of Prairie Dogs to watch...
http://parks.state.co.us/Parks/cheyennemountain/­

Red Rock Open Space - Hiking , Biking
http://www.redrockcanyonopenspace.org/­

Falcon Trail (Air Force Academy) - Hiking, Biking

Garden of the Gods - Hiking, Biking

Palmer Park - Hiking, Biking

Ute Valley Park - Hiking, Biking

Bear Creek Park - Hiking Biking

Most of the above can also be found and viewed at -
http://www.hellocoloradosprings.com/parks/coloradospringsparks.htm­

As I think of more, I'll add.....
A former member
Post #: 3
Hey Melanie.
As Shannon stated, there are tons of places to hike. I take my 10 year old daughter with me and we go hiking by ourselves quite a bit. I've never had any problem or felt worried. Of course I do see that yours are younger. We enjoy Ute and Palmer Park to a lesser extent. And for just a nice walk you can always go to Memorial Lake and feed the ducks, etc. I also like going up the Palmer Lake/Mt. Hermon area. Another great place is Fox Run park off Baptist road. They have play areas for kids, nice trails, ponds, scenery. Good place to have a picnic too. It's nice and you may feel safer. Jori and I often go for hikes on days off from school so if any of the group wants to get together for a kid-friendly hike, we'll probably be doing one on the 9th of Oct (Friday).

As for water, Shannon also gave my answer which would have been the springs in Manitou. Of course if you're willing to carry water, you can always hike or drive to a running creek, etc. and pump water which is what I do when we go backpacking. And next spring you can find lots of springs coming off the mountains when the snow melts.

There is lots to discover here. I've been here almost nine years and still discovering all the beauty of this area.
Melanie M.
Mellonbaby23
Colorado Springs, CO
Post #: 54
Yes a running creek is what I am looking for. I know when we lived in upstate New York we found this place just off the road where tons of people stopped and filled their containers or hikers got a drink. I think in manitou they are all sulphur right?
Thanks I will be looking into all this great info! Both of you were such a great help to me.
Melanie
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