Fun and Funky Things to Do | Colorado
The state of Colorado is full of beautiful sights and opportunities for adventure. For those visitors looking for a quirky adventure, different than the usual tourist destinations, you will find many places that fit the bill. Here are just a few of Colorado's fun and funky destinations.
Located in southwest Colorado, Four Corners Monument is the only spot where you can stand in four states at one time. At the Four Corners marker you can stand in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona at one time. This is a great spot to take quirky pictures that you will always remember.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
These beautiful cliff dwellings can be found right off Route 24. The dwellings were built over 700 years ago, into the red rock at the foot of Pikes Peak. Visitors can explore these ancient dwellings built by the Anasazi people. After exploring the cliff dwellings visitors can stop at the Anasazi Museum and the gift shop.
Ghost Town Museum
Visitors to Colorado Springs should stop at the Ghost Town Museum to learn about a very interesting aspect of Colorado's history. The Ghost Town Museum was created to preserve a piece of the old west. During the Old West, and the Gold Rush era, many small towns were built up and died again because of gold. Visitors can see many artifacts from this period of Colorado's history and in the summer visitors can even pan for gold.
This castle can be found in the Wet Mountains, on State Highway 165, and on the Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway. Bishop Castle is named after the one man who built the castle. Jim Bishop started building the castle in 1969. Visitors can come to the castle throughout the week and after a tour of the unique stone castle, visitors can stop in at the gift shop.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Visitors to Colorado looking for a bit of fun and adventure should stop at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. The Royal Gorge is one of the largest gorges in the world, formed by the Arkansas River, which still flows through the gorge. Visitors to the park can walk across the country's highest suspension bridge. Or visitors can ride on the Aerial Tram, which is the world's longest single span aerial tram, which runs over 1000 feet above the floor of the Royal Gorge. There are many more exciting and fun things to do.
Mount Evans Scenic Byway & Wilderness
Mount Evans is the road into the sky. Drive from 8,700 feet at Idaho Spring where you turn off Interstate 70 to 14,240 feet to the summit, and you will pass through 3 life zones, passing ancient trees, lakes and forest to the land above timberline. It can be 90 degrees in Denver and 40 degrees at the top of Mount Evans. Mountain Goats and Bighorn Sheep will greet you as you climb to the top of the world.