Woodland Park and Nearby Area Information

The Pikes Peak area includes Teller, El Paso and Park counties. The major towns are Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mtn. Falls, Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant, Lake George, Cripple Creek and Victor.  I service all the listed areas and would love to show you around.

Here is a quick description and links to all:

Colorado Springs- Is 2nd largest city to Denver. Residents enjoy relatively mild weather which is one reason it rank tops for its high quality of life. There are several military bases housed in the area and the prestigious Air Force Academy. The city has a bustling downtown area and boasts endless choices of entertainment and attractions. www.springsgov.com/

Manitou Springs- Known for its former hot springs and healing mineral water this eclectic town is a must for any visitor. Manitou is full of shops, restaurants and even an open air arcade. If you want the relaxed version of seeing Pikes Peak in its glory, this is where you hop on the Cog rail. This 3 hour round trip railway shouldn’t be missed. manitousprings-co.gov/  

Cascade- For those of you who are more daring and not afraid of heights, Cascade is where you will find the Pikes Peak toll road. Make sure you wear your seatbelt and have a fresh set of brakes. You’re about to embark on an adventure.  For the younger crowd, you can always stop at the North Pole/ Santa’s workshop and play with the elves. www.colorado.com/Cascade.aspx

Chipita Park/ Green Mtn. Falls- As you travel northwest from Colorado Springs you will drive the Ute Pass towards Woodland Park. Don’t be afraid to drop down into the town of Green Mtn. Falls. You’ll be sorry you did. The town is very picturesque with a pond, gazebo and several restaurants. Good place to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. www.greenmountainfalls.org

Woodland Park-If you made it this far then you are approximately 8,400’ in elevation! Woodland Park has seen tremendous growth over the last 15 years.  Due to the 20-30 minute commute time to Colorado Springs, it’s a perfect place for those who don’t want to live in the city. The city does have several groceries stores, restaurants, local shopping and even Wal-Mart. There are plenty of outdoor trails and recreation since Pike National Forest encompasses the town. www.city-woodlandpark.org/

Divide/Florissant/Lake George- All three of these towns are home to many of Teller counties 20,000+ residents. If your looking to have a little more elbow room and don’t mind driving Woodland Park for your basic necessities then this could be the right area for you. All three offer endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. If you are looking for hunting, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, State and National parks then look no more. www.colorado.com/Divide.aspx www.colorado.com/LakeGeorge.aspx

Cripple Creek/Victor- If gambling is your favor, and then Cripple Creek is for you. One of three legal limited stakes gambling towns in Colorado is at here at the southern base of Pikes Peak. Neighboring Victor is the home to the Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mining Co. Yes there still gold in them hills! www.cripple-creek.co.us/

Here are few other websites that may be of interest: