the crags | 4.8 Miles (out and back) | lived here for a long time and it's a favorite, plus it'll take you on a little adventure outside of the Springs | free
pikes peak | 13 miles one way | get your 14er cred, but make sure to 1. have transportation lined up for the way back 2. check the weather and 3. wear layers.
Bear Creek Park (West Colo Spgs) | even if you don't have a dog, Bear Creek Park is a little slice of heaven. Everyone is happy. Everyone is slobbering. There's hiking on site and views.
Red Rocks Open Space (West Colo Spgs) | sooooo beautiful
Fox Run (North Colo Spgs)
Pub Dog (Not a park, but a restaurant that allows dogs and dog play)(West Colo Spgs)
honestly, the Colorado Springs' food scene is notoriously bad, but here's a few that will do:
Snooze | Breakfast | Central Colo Spgs
Jose Muldoons | Mexican | Downtown
Fat Sully's + Denver Biscuit Company | Pizza at night + Breakfast in the morning | New South End (Good views)
Shugas | fancy cocktails + upscale bar food
Red Gravy | Delicious Italian-o
The View House | Yes, it's a chain. Yes, it's full of dude bros. But, the views.
Sushi | Sawara - it's very casual but I think it's much better than some other sushi in town
Vegan | The Burrowing Owl
Bar | Beast and Brews
Liquore Store | Weber Liquors
Pickleball is 1.) extremely fun; and 2.) very popular here.
Here's where you can find pickleball courts in Colorado Springs:
Monument Valley Park (has lights) (Downtown)
Bear Creek Park (has lights) (West side)
John Venezia Park (Briargate/Central)
Plant Store: The Living Room or Platte Floral
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