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Trip List by Sashasmommy

Colorado Springs with Gramma

May 1, 2006  My Gramma's weekend visit
4.0 of 5 bubbles based on 6 votes

My Gramma came to visit for a weekend, and needed a wheelchair to get around most places... this is a list of the things we did, and other things I'd do if she ever came out again.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs
  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping
  • Appeals to: Families with small children, Seniors, Budget travelers
  • Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Old Colorado City Historic District
    Old Colorado City Historic District, Colorado Springs, El Paso County

    Lots of great shopping and restaurants here... just be prepared to leave the wheelchair outside of some of the shops as they can be a tight fit.

  • 2. Michael Garman Sculpture Gallery
    Michael Garman Sculpture Gallery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County

    This gallery has a really neat miniature town inside it (Magic Town)... cost is $3 or so per person, and it's fun to look through. You'll see all kinds of interesting surprises, mirror tricks, etc.

  • 3. Flying W Ranch

    This attraction has a western style town that we did not go through because it's not really wheelchair friendly (well, if you're the one pushing the wheelchair, that is. If you have a powered one, you might be able to do it.) But the food is good and the show is fun... Gramma talked about it for a long time afterwards... I think that was her favorite part of the trip.

  • 4. Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama
    Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, Manitou Springs, El Paso County

    This is another dinner theater type thing with a family style meal that is really good! The show is an olde time melodrama with singing at the end, I thought it was really fun...

  • 5. Garden of the Gods
    Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, El Paso County

    A must-see for anyone who visits the Springs... there is a nice sidewalk trail that is wheel chair accessible, though on the way back to the parking lot it's uphill (didn't notice that there was a grade until on the way back and all of a sudden pushing got alot harder!) The rock formations are awesome and if it's a nice day, just drinking in the sun and sky will add that much more to it. Don't forget to go to the visitor's center first and see the little movie about how the red rocks came to be, and get a map of the park so you can know what the names of the different rocks are. There's also a really nice gift shop in the visitor's center. There are wheelchair accessible picnic areas, too. We had a nice lunch.

  • 6. North Cheyenne Canyon Park

    Your drive into the park starts at Starsmoor Discovery Center (check it out while you're there) and then winds back into the park amid gorgeous red rock walls and trees. There are various places along the way you can stop to have a picnic, you'll be able to see them from the road if you pay attention. Stop at Helen Hunt Falls and take in the scenery. The little shop at the falls is neat if it's open...

  • 7. Quail Lake Park

    There is a gravel walking path around the lake, but I would not try to push a wheel chair around it. Instead, grab a picnic table and watch the fishermen... this is one of the most beautiful places in town...

  • 8. Fox Run Regional Park

    Another great place for a picnic... there's also a sidewalk around the lake... this is probably THE most beautiful spot in town, in the spring and summer.

  • 9. Pueblo Riverwalk

    This is a neat place to go and you could easily hang out here with a wheel chair, walking from one end to the other... you can also take a boat ride, but it's not free...

  • 10. Local Craft Fairs

    Check this link for listings of events of all kinds going on in the current week. My favorites are the craft fairs, you will find authentic Made-in-Colorado gifts like poderosa pine wood bowls, pottery, etc.