Yesterday we decided that we would take a little trip up to Pikes Peak, since this will be our last weekend of exploration out here in Colorado for a while, because we are moving back to California in a week or so. On our way across town I started seeing a whole lot of race cars coming from the same direction we were headed, when I realized that the Pikes Peak Hill Climb was this weekend! Sure enough once we got out to the turn off for the road up to Pikes Peak it was closed off to visitors. We had to come up with plan B and quick! I remember a friend telling me about a road that went from a town on the west side of Pikes Peak south over Cheyenne mountain and back to the Springs, so we stopped in Woodland Park to check out the map.
From highway 67 we turned off on to the Lazy S Ranch road and then quickly onto Colorado Road #8. While I’m not sure exactly of the path we took, because I have pictures of signs that mark the road and the map says that we went a different way, but hey it’s all good right? Anyways the road is good the whole way, so no four wheeling or anything, but there were many side roads that spurred off where one could definitely find some fun.
Also along this amazing road we saw several rock outcroppings that were each magnificent in their own unique way.
There were also several lakes in the area that were amazing as well.
All in all this was a beautiful drive through some of the best of what Colorado has to offer and there wasn’t a boat load of people like some of the other places we’ve been to while we were out here. Colorado is an amazing state, there is much to do and many places to explore. I know that I haven’t been to all of them, but in my short time out here I’ve gotten to see many of the best. I’m very greatful for the last couple of months, I hope to see more in the future.
Speaking of the future, there are two places that I did not get to see while out here, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and the area around the town of Telluride. Maybe next summer I’ll be able to take some time off and come out for a visit.
It may be a little bit for my next adventure, but I’m sure it will be good. Next stop Northern Califonia!