Elevation: 14,114 feet (4,302 m)
First ascent: 1820
Prominence: 5,509 feet (1,679 m)
Distance from the Hotel: 32 miles
Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America. The ultra-prominent 14,115-foot fourteener is located in Pike National Forest, 12.0 miles west by south of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The mountain is named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike, who was unable to reach the summit. The summit is higher than any point in the United States east of its longitude.
Beautifully nestled in the Rocky Mountains, this snow covered peak features modern visitor centers accessible by car and train, as well as world-class hiking. Not surprisingly, it ranks as one of the top attractions here in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs SCENIC AttractionsColorado Springs showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty – and the Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center places all of them within your reach.
We’re conveniently located off of I-25, just five miles away from the city’s vibrant downtown district; think of us as your “home base” for exploration.
We’ve listed some of our favorite attractions below. We hope you’ll include them as part of your Colorado Springs visit!
Garden Of The Gods
1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Distance from the Hotel: 8.9 miles
Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. The area now known as Garden of the Gods was first called Red Rock Corral by the Europeans. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested that it would be a "capital place for a beer garden". His companion, the young Rufus Cable, awestruck by the impressive rock formations, exclaimed, "Beer Garden! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods."
Distance from the Hotel: 8.8 miles
Manitou Springs is a resort city in Colorado, just outside Colorado Springs. It’s known for its mineral springs and mountain landscapes, dominated by soaring Pikes Peak. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a group of reassembled ancient cliff structures. Hundreds of steps lead up a steep slope on the Manitou Incline Trail. Manitou Avenue is home to art galleries and specialty boutiques.
DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS
Distance from the Hotel: 4.7 miles
Downtown is a buzzing hub of indie boutiques, peaceful parks, and global eateries. The area is a designated creative district with sculptures dotting its leafy streets. The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum chronicles local history, while the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is known for American art. A lively nightlife scene encompasses breweries, wine bars, and dance clubs, plus concerts at the Pikes Peak Center.
Distance from the Hotel: 47.4 miles
Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado and is a former gold mining camp located 44 miles southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak.
From gaming, interesting gold mining history, scenic drives and fun attractions - it offers a plethora of things to do. With nine casinos all within walking distance along historic Bennett Avenue, there’s plenty of unique and exciting games and slot machines.
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