We visited the Indian Cliff Dwellings along Rte 24 in Colorado Springs.
The view is beautiful from the dwellings. They were made with stone and fastened into a open cavern of the cliffs. You can see for miles from here.
One thing I have wanted to do for a long time is drive up Pike's Peak and mirror the
legendary race up the sandy road to the top of the mountain.
At the base of Pike's Peak, there is this race car positioned to commemorate the yearly race up the mountain. We
visited the mountain on the day after the race in 2002. It was great to see artifacts from this race that I have heard about
through the years.
One of the activities at the base of Pike's Peak is the ability to pan for semi-precious gems.
The kids really liked that part, and one did not know what would turn up in the screen.
Here they are showing off their semi-precious stones.
The way up the mountain offers some spectacular views that can not be captured by pictures.
Here we are at the top. It took us two leisurely hours to get here, while the winner of the race
the day before took about 10 minutes! The sign reads: "Summit Pikes Peak, 14,110 ft. Pike National Forest".
Seven Falls of Colorado
One of our favorite places to go was Seven Falls of Colorado. Here, one can see seven consecutive waterfalls of
This is the view of the seven falls from the Eagle's nest. Christopher and I hiked up 185 steps to see this view.
At the base of the falls there is a small stage for performances. The view is awesome!
There were several times that my fear of heights almost got the best of me.
The view was just amazing.
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