Recommendations

Colorado Running Company

The Colorado Running Company is the epicenter of running in Colorado Springs. The downtown location hosts free group runs three times a week – yes, you read that correctly!  All levels and abilities are welcome; you’ll truly find everyone from elite athletes to Couch to 5k trainees at these runs. The social atmosphere is particularly emphasized on Wednesday nights, when …

Monument Valley Park

Just walking distance from downtown Colorado Springs, Monument Valley Park offers a 4-mile loop on a fine dirt and gravel surface. Both street and lot parking is available for this popular park, which features a wide path with no elevation change. Expect to see plenty of cyclists (both mountain and road) out and about at all times of day, but …

Pike’s Peak Greenway

Pike’s Peak Greenway is a 16-mile segment of Colorado Springs’ Urban Trail System, which connects a number of trails and multi-use paths throughout the city. The Greenway offers a variety of surfaces and follows Monument Creek with small parking lots at each trailhead. The fine dirt and gravel surface that dominates the trail near the Uintah Road trailhead is appropriate …

Palmer Park

This natural area close to downtown Colorado Springs features great convenient mountain biking, hiking, and trail running. Asphalt bike lanes run through the park, but many visitors opt to test their skills on the trails. The natural trails are marked with one of three difficulty levels, making it easy to choose your challenge for the day. With 18 parking lots …

Garden of the Gods Park

If you go to Colorado Springs and don’t make time to visit Garden of the Gods Park, you’re seriously missing out. This amazing natural resource is free to the public and chock-full of great trails and paths for fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a great view. Grab a trail map at the Visitor’s Center and prepare to enjoy the …

Trinity Brewing Company

  Ok, ok, I know what you’re thinking – how can a brewery be healthy? Well, according to local runners, Trinity Brewing Company is the exception to the rule.  In addition to the extensive draft beer list, which offers five seasonal brews plus the regular mainstays, the brewery is also known for its food. Trinity emphasizes local and organically sourced …

Heart of Jerusalem Café

This local favorite for Middle Eastern cuisine has received just about every “Best of Colorado Springs” award there is, and for good reason! Heart of Jerusalem Café is a family-owned and operated restaurant serving up authentic Mediterranean recipes. Although small and unassuming from the outside, there’s big flavor on the inside; Heart of Jerusalem directly imports all of its spices …