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    ⚡ Spend a Day in the Great Outdoors Surrounding Colorado Springs

    ⚡ Spend a Day in the Great Outdoors Surrounding Colorado Springs
    Starts from

    Colorado Springs

    Transportation

    Electric Car

    CO2 Savings

    82 lb

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    11

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    153 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Colorado Springs

    Transportation

    Electric Car

    CO2 Savings

    82 lb

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    13 hours

    Length

    153 mi

    Natural Attractions⚡ Electric Routes
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    Andrea Mujica

    Andrea Mujica

    Travel Expert

    • Get up and personal with the Seven Falls waterfall.
    • Admire the Rockies from Royal Gorge Bridge.
    • Enjoy Fresh eats and drinks that the locals love most.
    This route includes CCS charging stations. For Tesla Superchargers, follow this link.
    Spend a day in the great outdoors that surround Colorado Springs and breath in the fresh air as you explore this one-day Route. It will be a perfect introduction to everything that Colorado has to offer. Cruise through the Rockies and make several stops that showcase Colorado's natural beauty and taste the best eats along the way. Of course, with so many natural springs, you'll be sure to stop for a local craft beer to top off the night.

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    This route includes CCS charging stations. For Tesla Superchargers, follow this link.
    Spend a day in the great outdoors that surround Colorado Springs and breath in the fresh air as you explore this one-day Route. It will be a perfect introduction to everything that Colorado has to offer. Cruise through the Rockies and make several stops that showcase Colorado's natural beauty and taste the best eats along the way. Of course, with so many natural springs, you'll be sure to stop for a local craft beer to top off the night.
    Andrea Mujica

    Andrea Mujica

    Travel Expert

    • Get up and personal with the Seven Falls waterfall.
    • Admire the Rockies from Royal Gorge Bridge.
    • Enjoy Fresh eats and drinks that the locals love most.

    Day Itinerary

    11 Activities
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    Day 1

    153 mi0.5 mi

    Full Day Exploring Right Outside Colorado Springs

    Explore several great attractions around Colorado Springs that are unique to the area.
    Make sure to fully charge your car before going on a road trip.
    09:00

    Colorado Springs

    2.6 mi
    10 min
    Norris Penrose Event Center
    09:301 min

    Norris Penrose Event Center

    RV Parking
    Open Details
    Step into nature right outside the city with a visit to the seven falls waterfall. As you make your way towards the falls, youll drive down South Cheyene Canon road and be in awe of the beautiful scenery. There is no parking that takes you directly to the falls, so you need to park in the Norris Penrose Center and take a complimentary shuttle from there.
    4.8 mi
    15 min
    Seven Falls
    10:002 hrs

    Seven Falls

    Open Details
    Once you're in the park, you'll walk about 0.8 miles along a paved trail that showcases breathtaking views of the base of the falls. There are two options to get to the top; walk the 224 steps or take the elevator to the observation point. For those who want to continue exploring, there are several short trails that you can do. The first is called the Midnight falls loop hike which will take you to another small waterfall that will take you a total of 30 minutes. If you want to continue walking, continue this trail until you reach the intersection for Inspiration Point, the second trail that will lead you to incredible views of the Great Plains. Plan to spend up to two hours exploring the falls and surrounding areas.
    However long you decide to stay, this stop is a perfect introduction to the amazing landscapes Colorado has to offer. This destination can get quite busy during the summer and closing hours vary so it's best to check their website a week before planning to arrive to plan accordingly. You can purchase tickets online. Hours are also subject to change if there is inclement weather.
    More Info CALL 1-855-923-7272 for additional information
    46.8 mi
    1 hr
    13:0010 min

    Chargepoint Charging Station

    Open Details
    You can park here and charge your car if needed. Head to your lunch spot while you wait.
    Type: CCS 2 Stations, 2 Plugs Power: 62 kW
    0.3 mi
    10 min
    Pizza Madness
    13:201 hr

    Pizza Madness

    Restaurant
    Open Details
    This might be the best pizza spot in Cañon City. Located downtown and near your charging station, Pizza Maddess has great pizzas, awesome local craft beers, and a welcoming staff. The vibe is very laid back and has lots of personality, with local artwork all over the place. All the pizza is hand-tossed and made to order. Choose one of the specialty pizzas or build your own. They also have gluten-free, wheat or white dough and thin or regular crust.
    Reservations are not required unless you have a large party. Service moves pretty quickly.
    ​​Opening Hours: Thursday-Monday: 11:00 am -8:00 pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
    0.3 mi
    10 min
    14:3010 min

    Chargepoint Charging Station

    Open Details
    Once the car is charged up, head back to continue your trip towards Royal Gorge.
    12.5 mi
    20 min
    Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
    15:001 hr 30 min

    Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

    Landmark
    Open Details
    Best known for being America’s highest suspension bridge, it’s also a great spot to stop and admire how nature and mankind have figured out a way to work together. Suspended 956 feet over the Arkansas River, crossing it is definitely not for the light-hearted. There are several options as this is a private park. For those seeking adventure, mountain climbing or zipline might be the way to cross over. For everyone else, you can take the cable cars or tram just to admire the views.
    Reservations are not required but you can purchase your tickets online in advance. If you are visiting during the summer months or during the winter holidays, it’s best to book your tickets a week in advance. If you plan to visit during other times throughout the year, you can purchase upon arrival or just a few days in advance.
    Please check the website if there are closures due to inclement weather
    Opening hours:
    The Park is open every day, including holidays, but has different closing hours throughout the year. Please check their website for closing times
    Offical website
    26.8 mi
    40 min
    MountainAries Market
    17:3030 min

    MountainAries Market

    Grocery Store
    Open Details
    A cute little market to stop for drinks or snacks before heading to your next destination. There is a great selection of local goodies that can double up as souvenirs to take home.
    Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Closed on Sunday
    49.5 mi
    1 hr 10 min
    Wines of Colorado
    19:101 hr

    Wines of Colorado

    Bar
    Open Details
    As you cut through Colorado’s Rockies, you might work up an appetite, so this stop is just waiting for you. Located near Fountain creek, you’ll be sitting with stunning views of nature and feel the welcoming and warm attention of the staff. This family-owned business has been around for quite some time, and the new owners have kept their traditions around as the years go by. The best option is to order a Wine Flight, which features four great options of locally produced wine. Depending on what types of wine you enjoy most, ask to pair it with food so that you enjoy the whole experience that they offer.
    Reservations are not required, but they can be made online in advance. Book here
    Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 am- 9:00 pm
    10.1 mi
    20 min
    Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
    20:301 hr 30 min

    Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

    Bar
    Open Details
    As your full day of exploring ends, it’s time to celebrate with a tall glass of locally brewed craft beer and a game of pool. This brewery is located right in the heart of Colorado City in a gorgeous three story historic building. You already know that the inside is going to be beautiful, and so do their food and drink options. You’ll find classic American fare options for food and a microbrewery always coming out with seasonal or new beers. Ask to sit in the back patio for more of a quiet space or enjoy the bar space for more of a lively crowd. If you show up on a Wednesday, you might find yourself with a fun game of trivia.
    Opening hours:
    Sunday-Wednesday: 11:00 am- 10:00 pm Thursday-Saturday: 11:00 am-12:00 am
    0.6 mi
    5 min
    22:05

    Colorado Springs

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