colorado springs

bucket list

MY hope is to create a one-stop shop for all things colorado springs! If you're new here, visiting the area or even if you've been here awhile, there is something for everyone! 

Just a few things to note before you get started...
- As of February 1st 2017 I am currently in the middle of a website redesign. I lost my old bucket list which was seriously pure gold so unfortunately what you are seeing here is a WORK-IN-PROGRESS BUT I promise it's still great and I promise it will get better. 
- Because this list is incomplete not everything will have a link just yet.
- ALSO please note that there will be some inconsistencies in the spacing on the mobile site for now. 

Because this is an evolving bucket list please check back frequently for updated links and new suggestions!

= Personal Favorite

- Everything italicized has a link!

Colorado Springs top ten











Garden of the Gods

North Cheyenne Canon Park

Feed the giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

ice cream at Josh & John's

Red Rock Canyon Open Space

White expresso (zombie) at the Coffee Exchange

Cocktails at Nosh

Ute Valley Park

Watch the sunset over Pikes Peak

Ivywild School - Bristol Brewery


Garden of the Gods

My Top ten for colorado springs


North Cheyenne Cañon Park

my top ten for colorado springs


Feed the Giraffes at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

My Top ten for colorado springs


Ice Cream at Josh & John's

my top ten for colorado springs


Red Rock Canyon Open Space

my top ten for colorado springs


White expresso (zombie) at the Coffee Exchange

my top ten for colorado springs


Cocktails at Nosh

my top ten for colorado springs


Ute Valley Park

my top ten for colorado springs


Watching the sunset over Pikes Peak

my top ten for colorado springs


Ivywild School - Bristol Brewery

my top ten for colorado springs


outdoor activities

for the kids

indoor activities

- Garden of the Gods

- Red Rock Canyon Open Space

- Red Rock Rim Trail

- Intemann Trail

- North Cheyenne Cañon Park

- Mt. Cutler

- St. Mary's Falls

- Seven Bridges

- Austin Bluffs Open Space

- Mount Muscoco

- Bear Creek Regional Park

- Ute Valley Park

- Cheyenne Mountain State Park

- Palmer Park

- Section 16 Trail Head

- Pulpit Rock Park

- Black Forest Regional Park

- Blodgett Peak Open Space

- Columbine Trail

- Silver Cascade Trail | Helen Hunt Falls

- The Chutes Trail

- Stratton Open Space

- Captain Jacks Trail

- Bluestem Prairie Open Space

- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

- the playgrounds at Memorial Park | handicapped accessible playground

- Great Wolf Lodge Indoor Waterpark

- Sky Zone Trampoline Park

- Colorado Springs House of Bounce

- Kimball's Peak Three Theater

- Pioneers Museum 

- Glow Golf (Mini Golf)

- Drive Gold Camp Road | High Drive

- Miniature Golf

- Visit the Air Force Academy

- Old Colorado City

- Territory Days (Memorial Day Weekend)

- Annual Labor Day Lift Off | Balloon Glow at Night | Hot Air Balloon Festival

sweet treats




- Josh & John's Ice Cream

- Cupcake Girls

- Colorado City Creamery

- Boozaaijer's Dutch Bakery

- Amy's Donuts

- Bellas Bakery and Cafe

- The Cupcake Doctor

- The Springs Cupcake Truck

- The Heavenly Dessert Company

- Nothing Bundt Cakes

- BJs Velvet Freeze

- iTop it

- Coquette's Bakery & Bistro

- The Coffee Exchange

- Bellas Bakery and Cafe

- Fifty-Fifty | Switchback Coffee Roasters

- Dog Tooth Cafe Company

- Urban Steam

- Peak Place

- Story Coffee

- The Wild Goose Meeting House

- The Principals Office

- The Perk Downtown 

- 225 Cafe

- Stir

- Loyal Coffee

- Humble Coffee

- Nosh

- The Wobbly Olive

- Bar-K

- Brooklyn's on Boulder

- The Rabbit Hole

- Odyssey Gastropub

- Alchemy

- Prime 25

- 503W

- The Blue Star

- 15C Club Martini + Cigar Bar

- MacKenzies Chop House

- 2 South Food + Wine Bar

- The Broadmoor's Hotel Bar

- Urban Steam

- Springs Orleans

- The Principals Office

- The Warehouse

- Phantom Canyon

- Ivywild School - Bristol Brewery

- Storybook Brewery

- Cerberus Brewing Company

- Rocky Mountain Brewery

- Smiling Toad Brewery

- Red Leg Brewing Company

- Iron Bird Brewery

- Peaks N Pines Brewing Company

- Fieldhouse Brewing Company

- Nano 108 Brewing Company

- Cogstone Brewing Company

- Fossil Craft Beer Company

- 13th Floor Brewing Company

- Gold Camp Brewing Company

- Great Storm Brewing Company

- Whistle Pig Brewing Company

- Trinity Brewing Company

- Triple S Brewing Company

- Pikes Peak Brewing

breakfast + brunch

- Over Easy

- The Coffee Exchange

- Sunday brunch at the Broadmoor

- Odyssey Gastropub

- 503W

- Red Gravy

- Brother Luck Street Eats

- La Baguette

- Sun Mountain Cafe

- Bonefish Bar + Grill

- Urban Steam

- Springs Orleans

- Garden of the Gods Market and Cafe

- King's Chef Diner

- Phantom Canyon

- Nosh

- The Wobbly Olive

- Crave Real Burgers

- Odyssey Gastropub

- Willamette Market + Deli

- Till Kitchen

- Bingo Burger

- Jack Quinns

- The Rabbit Hole

- King's Chef Diner

- 503W

- Skirted Heifer

- Brother Luck Street Eats

- Four Corners (coming soon)

- Cys Drive in

- The Blue Star

- The Golden Bee (at the Broadmoor)

- Shuga's

- Paravicini's Italian Bistro

- The Warehouse

- Hell's Kitchen

- Nara Sushi + Grill

- Fujiyama

- Quijotes Mexican Grill

- La'au's Taco Shop

- The Famous Steak House

- MacKenzie's Chop House

- Penrose Room (at the Broadmoor)

- Summit Restaurant (at the Broadmoor)

- Lake Terrace Dining Room (at the Broadmoor)

- Carlos Bistro

- The Cupcake Truck

- Piglatin Food Truck

- The Heavenly Dessert Truck

- Potato Potato

casual dining

fine dining

food Trucks

manitou springs

Manitou springs is colorado springs' neighbor to the west. Personally, I consider it an extension of the city. Definitely a lot to do in this little town, you can easily spend the whole afternoon here!




check out

- Pikes Peak Highway

- Cog Railway

- Manitou Incline

- Barr Trail

- Cog Railway

- Cave of the Winds

- Manitou Cliff Dwellings 

- Main Street

- Mineral Springs 

- Longs Ranch Road

- Ute Pass Trail

- Penny Arcade

- Miramont Castle 

- Sunwater Spa

- Enter the Room (Escape Room)

- Cliff House at Pikes Peak

- Briarhurst Manor Estate

- Mona Lisa Fondue Restaurant 

- Townhouse Sports Bar & Grill

- Adams Mountain Cafe

- The Loop

- Crystal Park Cantina 

- Red Dog Coffee

- Ruffrano's Hells Kitchen

- Manitou Brewing Company

- Swirl Wine Bar

- Border Burger Bar

- Savelli's Pizza

- Creekside 


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