I may live and work in Fort Collins but a huge piece of my heart is in Colorado Springs, where I grew up and where much of my family still lives. I love this post from UCHealth detailing 5 free things to do in Colorado Springs — they cover Garden of the Gods, the U.S. Air Force Academy, two museums and a gorgeous arts center.
One attraction I would add to this list of free excursions is the Manitou Incline, an old cable car track they have turned into a strenuous hike, ending with a gorgeous view. According to the website, the hike gains 2,000 feet of elevation in under a mile and the grade gets as steep as 68%. Whew!
And if Manitou sounds like fun to you, there’s always Pikes Peak to scale…!
Red Rocks Amphitheater. Garden of the Gods. Yampa River Botanic Park.
These places all conjure up images of gorgeous landscapes under bright Colorado skies — which makes them wonderful places to do yoga! I am loving this article from UCHealth, “Outdoor yoga: Top spots from Red Rocks to your park or county fair,” which includes yoga spots I’ve never heard of (Dragonfly Paddle Yoga) as well as bilingual yoga (Denver Botanic Gardens) and — a bucket list item for me — goat yoga (Boulder County Fair).
With the school year right around the corner, I’m going to need fun new ways to unwind. Where are some of your favorite spots for an outdoor tree pose?