Lodge of the Rockies   Vacation lodging, getaway & resplendent retreat for families, friends, couples.  Frontier elegant mountain home, tons of amenities, territorial style, panoramic views.  Surrounded by aspens, pines & four seasons of great
activities. Great towns & neighbors close but not too close.
 

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Activities/Local Favorites

Area Activities - Local Favorites

Relax, recreate and recharge at Lodge of the Rockies LLC while enjoying a multi-faceted array of fun activities, interesting attractions, and spectacular views in all directions. We are nearly in the exact center of Colorado and uniquely in the center of all the high country fun.  So many of the outstanding attractions and activities of Colorado can be toured within (1) hour of our location.  Your vacation stay is central to dozens of nearby Colorado attractions and activities.  You could pick a different activity everyday and stay busy for weeks. 

Whitewater raft Arkansas river in close-by Buena Vista or class IV & V downriver at the Royal Gorge (Buena Vista is the premier rafting area and confluence in Colorado and the U.S.).

Ski & Board Breckenridge, Monarch, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Vail, Aspen. Visit nearby Breckenridge, Frisco, and Dillon and fish at Lake Dillon while shopping at Silverthorne & Dillon Factory Stores.

Visit the most popular Hot Springs in Colorado at nearby Mt. Princeton Hot Springs or Cottonwood Creek Hot Springs - both on scenic mountain streams.

Drive many scenic loop tours.  Fairplay to Breckenridge to Frisco to Leadville to Buena Vista & return.  Florissant to Cripple Creek/Victor to Royal Gorge via Phantom Canyon Road to Salida & Buena Vista & return.  Drive to Buena Vista to Independence Pass to world-famous town of Aspen & return.  Tour the Royal Gorge canyon, bridge, and frontier town & railway. 

Lake, river, and stream fishing adventures in all directions. Fish gold medal waters really close by.  Spinney, Antero, Eleven Mile lakes, & 'dream stream'.  More lakes here than anywhere else in Colorado.  Headwaters for many rivers.  Go boating at scenic Eleven Mile reservoir. (4) large area lakes and beautiful public access rivers, streams, lake, and fly-fishing & Eleven Mile & 'dream-stream' connecting rivers. Pretty alpine streams and meandering rivers thruout the area . all (5) to (35) minutes away.

Use the Lodge mountain bikes to ride around mostly level or gentle incline county roads.  Hike to the top of the dedicated mountain park adjacent to our location for 360 views of Park County.

Majestic sightseeing and wildlife viewing in all directions.  Surrounded by beautiful snowcapped mountain peaks including many Colorado continental divide “fourteeners”, Buffalo Peaks, Sangre De Cristo mountains all within view from the ranch.

Dozens of historical attractions in the area. Visit historic South Park City one of a kind old west main street and historic mining town.  Como historic railroad district. Leadville historic silver mining boomtown . St. Elmo ghost town near Buena Vista, or Old Colorado City in Colorado Springs.

Go cowboy country in incomparable Buena Vista and take in the breathtaking Collegiate Peaks, the highest in Colorado and within 1% of the highest of all peaks in the continental United States. 

See historic mining town Leadville, golf at the highest golf course in the United States.

Go to Cripple Creek casino's, visit historic Cripple Creek & adjacent Victor mining towns.

Take cog railway to the top of Pike's Peak, or drive (carefully).

Visit Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  Easy scenic informative walks. Petrified Redwoods trees + more. 

Kayaking, hunting, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, offroading, ATVing, snowmobiling and horsebackriding  ..avg. (5-30) minutes.  Rentals and lessons for all. 

Indoor fitness center with swimming pool, basketball courts and gym at the South Park Recreation Center in Fairplay (southparkrec.org) ..(25) minutes.

Three golf courses - Breckenridge (Nicklaus), Leadville (highest in U.S.), Buena Vista and Salida.  See how far your high-altitude tee shots fly up here! ..(20-60) minutes. 

World-renowned Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument  http://www.nps.gov/flfo/siteindex.htm. Combine with Cripple Creek and Victor historic gold mining and gaming town ..(35) minutes.

Go hunting in season.  Big game here with proper permits. 

Breckenridge, Keystone (+ 10 min) & Monarch alpine skiing & snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sledding & tubing.  Alpine fun in summer, and ride the lifts and alpine slide in summer for family fun. 

Experience local microclimates at 8,000 ft Buena Vista, 9,000 ft Lodge of the Rockies, 10,000 ft. Fairplay. 

Nearby Hiway 285 section - named one of the three most scenic drives in the entire United States by Autoweek magazine .. (5) to (20) minutes.

Nearby Buena Vista & Fairplay -  affordable galleries, shops, historical references, family & casual quality restaurants and provisions/new grocery markets ..(10-25) minutes.

Georgetown victorian village/shops and vintage railroad rides ..(95) minutes

Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls .. (75) minutes, COS Airport - (100) minutes east. Denver for shopping, theatres, sports, amusement parks .. (120) minutes.  Denver Intl Airport - (140) minutes northeast.  Email or call for planning tips for all these activities!

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