Colorado Springs?

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    May 25, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    I'm being flown to colorado springs next weekend (5th and 6th) and i was seeing if any of my RJ buddies are there. whats there to do there?
  • fitdude62

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    May 25, 2010 12:37 PM GMT
    Colorado Springs is a beautiful area. Lot's of things to do it just depends on what you want to do and what you have time for.

    Hiking and Biking trails are everywhere. This is a great time of year for it too.

    If you have specific questions ask me and I'll let you know.

    Welcome to Colorful Colorado.

    In Peace,
    David Corder NSCA-CPT
  • BardBear

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    May 25, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    What he said. Lotsa nature, if you're into biking and hiking. It's also considered one of the healthiest places in the US of A, due to the military bases, a pleathora of gyms and the mere fact you get winded walking up a flight of stairs at this altitude!

    Guess it depends on why you're here! Send me a note if you have specific questions.

    And welcome to the mountains.

    Peace,
    me
  • bayboy

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    May 25, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    Used to live there a few years ago. If you've never been, it's worth doing a few of the tourist-y things like wandering through the beautiful rock formations of Garden of the Gods, checking out the grounds of the Broadmoor Hotel complex on a nice day, hiking through Palmer Park in the middle of town, or taking a drive north of town and exploring Castlewood Canyon State Park (one of my favorite spots). If the weather is good and the trails are open, challenge yourself with an early morning hike to the summit of Pikes Peak (tops out at 14,100 feet, I believe). Otherwise, take the train up. If you're looking for a decent meal, try the Blue Star, or for something a littel fancier the Summit at the Broadmoor. Or just go for a good pub meal at Phantom Canyon downtown. Surprisingly, I never managed to find a really good Mexican restaurant there, but am sure they exist. There used to be one gay bar and beside it was some kind of a sauna but I didn't frequent them so can't really comment on them.

    In short, COS has some great natural features that are worth checking out. But as a city, sometimes it's best to just... drive north to Denver.
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    May 25, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    Thanks guys I actually don't know (now that I think of it) how much free time I'll have haha probably just Saturday night, what's good to do at night? I'd rather it be more nature wise than club life
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    May 25, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    I lived in Colorado Springs for a brief period of time. Lots to see there. Saw the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak (driving to the top is a bit scary if you aren't used to high altitudes so take the train if this is you), Royal Gorge, Air Force Academy. Went white water rafting down the Royal Gorge which was fun. Also, went to some small mining town not far away that had casinos (don't remember the name of the town).

    There was one gay club that I remember in CS that wasn't very good and everyone seem to know each other. If you are looking for gay clubs, drive up to Denver. The drive is beautiful and clubs are much better.
  • BardBear

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    May 25, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    There are a few gay bars now, believe it or not.

    Club Q (which tends to have more straights these days, for some reason...)
    The Underground
    Bijou Street Bar and Grill (for the ladies, but it's next to the-)

    Pride Center is also here now.

    If your time is short and you want to see more of the natural stuff, I'd say pay a visit to Garden of the Gods. Right in the heart of the city (it's technically a city-park!), you'd be amazed.

    It's free too. Just drive in, park, walk around. The rattlers shouldn't be out this time of year.

    peace,
    Me
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 25, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    I grew up in Colorado Springs. My parents still live there. Hiking at The Garden of the Gods is great. The Olympic Training Center is there too. Other than that, prepare to be bored. It is beautiful though.