The Pine Ridge Cabin          The Whispering Pines Cabin

 

Garden of the Gods

A free city park in Colorado Springs open all year

Hiking and rock climbing

A register National Natural Landmark 

Call Academy Riding Stables for horseback riding costs at 719-633-5667.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 33 miles

Whispering Pines - 29 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mueller State Park

5,000 acres with fifty-five hiking trails

Hiking, cross-country skiing, biking trails, wildlife viewing

Daily Parks Pass $7

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gold Belt Byway

From Divide to Canon City

 A National Scenic Byway covering 131 miles

Cost? Free

 

Window Rock - about five miles south of Cripple Creek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Water Rafting the Arkansas River

Exciting guided trips down the Arkansas River

Google Rafting Arkansas River Canon City Colorado for outfitters.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

 Pine Ridge - 79 miles

Whispering Pines - 75 miles

Take CO-115 to get to Canon City. 

Cost? $75 and up

 

 

 

 

Manitou Lake

Woodland Park

Five acre reservoir at 7,700 feet with grassy meadows and ponderosa pines

Seven miles north of Woodland Park off of Highway 67 North

$6 daily vehicle entry fee. Open all year.

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 23 miles

Whispering Pines - 18 miles

 

 

 

 

The South Platte River

 Parts designated as Gold Medal Fishing

Beautiful scenery

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish.

 

Near Deckers

 

North Fork of the South Platte River

Highway 96 between Foxton and Buffalo Creek

Cost? Fee areas.

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 57 miles

Whispering Pines - 53 miles

 

 

 

North Catamount Reservoir

Green Mountain Falls

 210 surface acres at about 9,300 feet elevation

Access is via the Pikes Peak Highway.

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish. Some fee areas.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 25 miles

Whispering Pines - 21 miles

 

 

 

 

Eleven Mile Reservoir

Lake George

 3,400 surface acres at about 8,600 feet elevation

Boat and equipment rentals from 11 Mile Sports

Cost? $7 vehicle entrance fee or Colorado State Park Pass required.

 A pass or paid fee at the park does not cover entry to Eleven Mile Canyon.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 34 miles

Whispering Pines - 30 miles

 

 

 

 

 

Skaguay Reservoir

Near Victor

 114 surface acres at about 8,900 feet elevation

Trout and Northern Pike

 Cost? Free

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

 Pine Ridge - 19 miles

Whispering Pines - 29 miles

 

 

 

 

Tarryall Reservoir

Near Lake George

175 surface acres at about 8,800 feet elevation

Twenty-seven miles north of Lake George off of Highway 77

Cost? Free

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

 Pine Ridge - 48 miles

Whispering Pines - 45 miles

 

 

 

 

Rampart Range Reservoir

 500 surface acres

Open mid-May to mid-October

Trout and pike

Cost? $6 day use fee

Colorado fishing license required if you plan to fish.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 24 miles

Whispering Pines - 19 miles

 

 

 

 

 

Pikes Peak Highway

Cascade

 19 miles long

14,115 summit

Hiking trails and wildlife

Cost? $10 to $12 per person

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 25 miles

Whispering Pines - 21 miles

 

 

 

 

The Pikes Peak Cog Railway

World's highest cog train

Open all year with a limited winter schedule

Cost? $28 to $37 per person

Additional $5 parking fee charged.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 29 miles

Whispering Pines - 25 miles

 

 

 

 

The Royal Gorge

Canon City

 1,053 feet above the Arkansas River

Open all year weather permitting

Cost? $17 per person and up

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 79 miles

Whispering Pines - 75 miles

 

 

 

 

Gold Camp Road

Between Victor and Colorado Springs

 Theodore Roosevelt said the beauty on this road bankrupts the language.

8.6 miles one-way on a dirt road.

Cost? Free

 

 

 

 

 

The Lost Creek Wilderness Area

North of Lake George

 

120,000 acre wilderness area

Elevation 8,000 to 12,400

130 miles of trails

Granite domes and arches, black bears, bighorn sheep, elk, and mountain lions...

Cost? Free

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

 Pine Ridge - 48 miles

Whispering Pines - 45 miles

 

 

 

 

The Pike National Forest

 Over one-million acres of forest

Three wilderness areas

 

 

 

 

ATV Rentals and Guide Services

Cascade

ATV rentals and bike rentals

Contact Rockhound ATV Rentals at 719-684-2408.

 

Approximate distance from the cabins?

Pine Ridge - 23 miles

Whispering Pines - 19 miles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cripple Creek

Active gold mining area

Gambling casinos

 

 

 

 

Fall Colors

Usually the most vibrant from mid-September through the first week of October

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

Divide

 Popular tours. Reservations needed.

 

 

 

719-686-1660 until May 10th

719-645-5270 May 10th and after

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST

Please leave your messages and place calls only between the above hours.

 

 

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