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Kid-friendly Hiking Near Colorado Springs

Looking for a great kid-friendly hike within a 45 minute drive of Colorado Springs? People of all ages will discover cool rocks, views, streams and wildlife on this hiking trail. Great place to relax and enjoy the great state of Colorado.

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How to get to the Crags trailhead:

From Colorado Springs, take Highway 24 through Woodland Park to Divide, Colorado. Drive south from the Divide traffic light about 4 miles until you come to the Rocky Mountain Camp sign. The Crags Campground is about 5 miles up a sort of rough road and in the upper end of the campground is a small parking lot for the Crags Trail trailhead. The trail winds uphill for 2 or 3 miles. At the top you can see into Colorado Springs and vistas to the north and west. A round trip on the trail can be done in as little as 2 hours or you can linger through the day.

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Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo – July 9-12

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo – “Break from the Herd” – 9-12 July
The 68th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo will take place at the Norris-Penrose Equestrian Center from 9-12 July with 5 performances. One each evening, and a matinee on Saturday. The rodeo has been a Colorado Springs tradition since 1937 and is now ranked in the top 20 of all Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeos and is a designated Tour Rodeo, attracting the top cowboys and cowgirls on the circuit. Since 1945, the proceeds of the rodeo have been donated to military charities in the Pikes Peak region. Over 1.5 million has been provided to the commands to support programs for the men and women of our armed forces and their families. Come out and support your community’s rodeo and our armed forces. It’s a great family event, with many activities.

Tickets are on sale now – and going fast!. Please visit the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days website at www.coloradospringsrodeo.com for event and ticket information.