Pikes Peak & Gods Garden 311 miles from Dodge

Trip Start May 31, 2014
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Trip End Jul 01, 2014


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Arrived today after 6.30 on the road with only 45 mins break! Booked on the cog railway and a horse ride, hoping to have a drink in town in the evening ! Just updated and summarised on the Dodge City experience - so please take a look. More on Colorado Springs tomorrow!

Ok so a very late update for this part of the trip due to 2 very long days in the car.

Colorado Springs - I love this place just for the atmosphere alone - a great place to visit if you go no where else in America this is a must - I want to live here.

Went horse riding in the morning - very gentle trek Garden of the Gods for an hour good fun and a great guide.

Had a quick nose around the historic district of Colorado Springs before going on the cog rail way up Pikes Peak a heady 14100 ft - definitely need plenty of water for the trip, mum was fine on the trip up but i had to drink to keep the headache away - at the top i felt drunk and dizzy with 50% less oxygen! Mum go off the train and turned into a space cadet - which she found funny, then she felt really sick ( worse than morning sickness ) - views were insane - bloody brilliant, amazing.

Went to Manitou cave dwellings next and then into the downtown district for a walk around and a drink, great atmosphere and a blue skies, back to Garden of the Gods for a couple of pictures and then we crashed out. A good 10 hours well spent, d loads we didn't get to do or see so a great excuse to go back !

You can drive up pikes peak it takes hour and half -wouldn't personally due to how spaced out i felt ! they do a race every year to see how fast it can be done - last year it was 8minutes 11 - I can't remember how many hair pin bends there is - over a hundred I think - they did 200 on the straights and 80 going side ways on the bends. There have been accidents - one car ended up in the trees !
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