Be greeted with unbelievable scenic beauty in this free city park. Head to the balcony of the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center where the formations flawlessly frame Pikes Peak. There’s also a monument that showcases the month and year to mark the memory forever.
Summit of America’s Mountain
Whether picturesque pullouts along the drive to the top, or the world-famous sign at the summit, Pikes Peak is ideal for a card-worthy photo op. Complete the look with delicious donuts made daily at the Summit House.
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
The base of these natural, cascading waters is specially lit for the holiday season. Bask in the glow of over 100,000 lights before warming up and grabbing a bite at Restaurant 1858.
The North Pole
Santa’s Workshop -- Stand in front of the real North Pole, feed resident reindeer, or get Mr. Claus in on the fun. This Christmas-themed amusement park offers plenty of holiday cheer that’s worth an envelope and hand-written label.
America’s Only Mountain Zoo
Explore the habitats of 750 species at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. A handful of lettuce makes for an unforgettable shot. Offer leafy greens to the largest reticulated giraffe herd in captivity. No doubt, tongues will be out.
North America’s Highest Suspension Bridge
Open year-round, this piece of architecture is a true wonder. Suspended 956 feet above the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is a real beauty. Inside the park, Point Sublime is known as one of the most popular places to pull out a pointer finger.