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Loveland, Colorado
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Sightseeing with elderly

We would like to take our parents to Colorado Springs, preferably garden of gods, but dad doesn't get around so well, is gardwn of gods able to be seen much by touring around in a car? Or any other suggestions of sightseeing that don't require too much walking?

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1. Re: Sightseeing with elderly

Certainly you can see much of the Garden of the God from the car. There are several pull-outs along the way, other than the parking lots. Book a tour with Glen Eyrie while you're there.

If you take in Manitou Springs, I love to drive the crazy residential streets, it doesn't matter which ones, they're all crazy! You can also drive up the road to Cave of the Winds, they have nice views of the canyon below. The drive to Pikes Peak is certainly doable since you guys are from higher elevation.

Another area that is beautiful, is the Old North End (around Wood Street) and Colorado College (Cascade St.) beautiful estates. This was Colorado Springs in it's prime!

If you go to The Broadmoor (a must) you can spend a couple of hours taking in the views and a restaurant. Just out the backdoor, is the N. Cheyenne Canon. It's a beautiful drive, with a stop at the Helen Hunt waterfall, which you can see from the parking lot, to a fun little drive on a dirt road (Gold Camp Rd) through a couple of old railroad tunnels. Be sure and pull off when you get a chance to take in the view.

Falcon, Colorado
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2. Re: Sightseeing with elderly

The Cog Railway is doable also. Not too much walking around t the summit.

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3. Re: Sightseeing with elderly

Good advice so far. Garden of the Gods is one of the most accessible redrock venues you'll ever find. Yes, you can get a wonderful view of it from the car, as noted. You can also park in the main lot (north side) and even if you walked just a hundred yards on the flat, paved sidewalk you would get more different perspectives. It's very accessible.

Have fun.

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