More of my favorite places include West Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. The Garden of The Gods is located in this region of Colorado and it is truly breathtaking. You can visit The Garden of The Gods and drive up Pike’s Peak in the same day. The sights are amazing.
When we were here we stayed at the Eagle Motel which is just a few blocks before you reach Manitou Springs and about a mile from The Garden of The Gods. The hotel owner is friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and quaint. The dressing area is separate from the toilet/shower room, which I thought was great because you can get dressed and ready while others are showering and you are not in their way. The hotel is just blocks from everything that you would need; groceries, attractions, unique shops, and restaurants. The nightly rates are slightly less than other motels in the area that did not appear as clean as the Eagle Motel.
Local RV Parks and Campgrounds:
Now if you want to be a little further away from the city, and are looking for awesome views all around you, this is the place to go:
West Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City is filled with unique gift shops and restaurants that you can peruse through all day long.
If you are thinking about visiting Colorado because of the legalization of Marijuana, here you will find a guide to locate Recreational Stores. The city of Colorado Springs does not allow Recreational Marijuana to be sold, so you will need to go in to Manitou Springs if you want to purchase any in this area.
Colorado was definitely one of the most breathtaking states to drive through, visit, and live for a bit. If I have the chance again in my life I could see myself living there for a while more in the future. There is so much beauty all around in every direction.