Picnicking in the Pikes Peak Region

The Pikes Peak region is home to more than thousands of acres of beautiful parks and open spaces. Each of these natural beauties offers locals and visitors alike a scenic backdrop to bring a blanket and enjoy an entire afternoon or evening picnic spread.


Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 

Nestled just west of Canon City is one of America’s tallest and longest suspension bridges. The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park offer visitors a chance to picnic in one of Colorado’s most visited destinations. Bring your lunch and take in the view of the canyon and raging Arkansas River. 

North Cheyenne Cañon 

This ever-changing forest is full of natural wonder, from quaint stone bridges to raging rapids and waterfalls. North Cheyenne Canon is the perfect place to take your significant other for a romantic picnic to get away from the busyness of city life.

America the Beautiful Park

Located in downtown Colorado Springs, America the Beautiful Park is an all-inclusive outdoor stop for families. With jungle gyms, large grassy knolls, and a splash pad to boot, this park has everything your family needs for a perfect in town picnic. 

Red Rocks Open Space

Looking for an alternative to Garden of the Gods for your next picnic? Red Rocks Open Space is the perfect choice for avid hikers, rock climbers, and nature lovers. Eat on the rocks themselves or find a spot along the reservoir. 

Bear Creek Regional Park

With rolling hills and 545 acres, Bear Creek Regional Park is the ideal place to picnic with your furry companion. With plenty of open space to lay out a blanket and eat, it’s perfect for playing fetch and relaxing in the sun. 

Palmer Park

 The epitome of the southwest is contained in Palmer Park. With spectacular views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs this is a great place to picnic for scenic views of the valley. Enjoy mountain biking and hiking trails to end the afternoon or evening. 

Fox Run Regional Park

This wooded park offers a space to picnic with undisturbed mountain and lake views. Timber Ridge provides an overlook of Aspen and Spruce Lakes, as well as a picturesque setting of Pikes Peak for a meal with a view. 

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

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