985 Hwy. 24
Limon, CO 80828
Phone: (719) 775-2867
Fax: (719) 775-2485
Spend the day challenged by the undulating greens of the Heritage Eagle Bend. Famed as one of the best courses in Colorado, the club offers a 18-hole championship course that suits both pros and beginners alike. It is also the venue for a number of local and major tournaments and schedules. The on-ground event spaces with fine food catering put together by a great hospitality division also makes this place a grand venue for weddings and other social events. For more on the facilities and services, call ahead or check out the website.
Designed by Richard Phelps in 1997, this 18-hole gem is a long, links-style course that gives every level of golfer ample challenges. Golf Digest ranked it as one of the 'Top Ten New Courses in the United States'. Despite its urban proximity, wildlife can often be seen roaming the course. The first hole, a 556-yard, par-five monster with a bogey-inducing bunker on the left side of the fairway, quickly sets the tone the course.
Colorado Springs boasts off excellent parks and recreation spaces, the Fox Run Regional Park being one of them. This vast stretch of greenery features well-maintained lawns and lovely ponds. Blessed with picturesque surroundings, its on-site gazebo makes for an excellent venue for weddings and wedding photography. And, sports enthusiasts need not fret, as the Fox Run park has outdoor facilities like playgrounds, sand volleyball court and a horseshoe pit. You can also head here for a short day trip as it is equipped with separate picnic pavilions complete with charcoal grills. Be it your gang of friends or your family, the Fox Run Regional Park befits requirements of different age groups. For details, check website.
An absolute favorite among the local sportsmen, for all their spectacular matches. The stadium has a seating capacity of 8,500 with well-equipped boxes and relevant facilities around. Also, this filed is home to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Colorado Rockies. So book your tickets for the upcoming baseball match and cheer for your favorite team.
Home of the Colorado Rockies Triple-A farm team, the Sky Sox, this intimate 6,000-seat stadium is a great venue for seeing some of baseball's future stars up close. All the seats afford good field views, and all are prime spots for catching a souvenir foul ball. Try to snare a seat on the stadium's third base side and prepare to be awed by a stunning Colorado sunset over the Rocky Mountains. There are plenty of fan promotions throughout the season and fireworks after each game. Parking is generous and close.
The fact that this course is located on Divot Trail is a good indication that this is one hardcore golf course. Rumor even has it that this course, which is rated as one of the top 10 courses in Colorado, has caused many golfers to crumble to their knees and weep openly. The first seven holes of the back nine are either bordered or divided by water, with the 16th hole providing a golfing exclamation point with a green surrounded by traps and lakes. Tee times can be reserved three days in advance.
Anyone with an interest in mechanical things that leave the ground will enjoy this museum. It is located in the original art deco-styled Colorado Springs Passenger Terminal Building. With its military setting, it looks exactly like one of those buildings used in 1950s sci-fi movies when horrible, giant ants terrorized man. The focus of the museum is on early aviation history, with an emphasis on World War II. Since it is inside Peterson Air Force base, you will need identification to enter and access is restricted. Entry to the museum is free.
Minerals, the lure of the west, are now the lure of this museum. Featuring four buildings in a park-like setting, it provides a window to the world of mining. It includes over 4000 mining items like steam engines, drills, picks and pans, early photographs and even a stable of live burros. In this hands-on museum, kids can try their luck at panning for gold. There are tables for picnics and plenty of RV parking.
If you lack the time to wander into the mountains for a hike, this city park provides a quick and surprisingly bucolic alternative. Hiking, biking and horseback riding trails fan throughout the park's foliage-thick hills and bluffs. Some portions of the trails yield little hint that downtown is just minutes away. In addition, there are plenty of baseball, softball and soccer fields, as well as volleyball courts. Picnic shelters and restrooms make it conducive for summer gatherings.
Colorado Springs is veined with numerous bike paths that all seem to lead to one of its many attractions or parks. It is a fact that is not lost on this pedal-power shop, which rents mountains bikes, by the half day, full day and weekend. Note, however, that it does not rent kid's bikes or road bikes. Bike paths leading to the United States Air Force Academy are conveniently located right outside the shop's doors. Bike clothing, maps, and top-name road, mountain and BMX bikes are all for sale.
Aurora Sports Park is an important sports facility in Aurora, replete with a series of green fields spread over 220 acres (89.03 hectares) of land. Attracting more than three hundred thousand visitors in a year, this site boasts of 23 fields for playing soccer, 12 fields for softball and baseball practice, four playgrounds, seven shaded picnic spots and five concession areas. It hosts major sporting events, including games such as lacrosse and rugby. The fields can also be reserved for a tournament or private practice.
Designed by Henry Hughes in 1955, the Meadow Hills Golf Course is a popular challenge located east of central Denver. With the elegance of an established country club, the 6,717-yard course features fairways lined with mature trees and large lakes. This par 70 championship course demands accuracy and is unforgiving if you cannot hit the fairways. Its signature hole is a 524-yard, par five with two bunkers surrounding the green.