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El Paso County

4.3
Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos
Encompassing the central part of Colorado, El Paso County features a diverse landscape ranging from mountains in the west to the prairies in the east. Famous for its scenic beauty, this part of the state inspired the lyrics of the iconic song "America the Beautiful." Pikes Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains reaching more than 4,300 m (14,000 ft) above sea level, dominates the county's skyline and attracts hikers from around the country. Plan to spend at least a few days exploring the protected wilderness areas around the peak during your vacation, but don't forget to leave some time on your itinerary for Colorado Springs, the county's biggest city, known for its sports venues and parks. Add El Paso County and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States day trip site.
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Hidden gems in El Paso County

Palmer Park ©
Hiking Trail
Palmer Park Colorado Springs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
History Museum
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Colorado Springs
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Penrose Heritage Museum Colorado Springs
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in El Paso County

Fox Run Regional Park ©
Park
Fox Run Regional Park Colorado Springs
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Ute Valley Park ©
Park
Ute Valley Park Colorado Springs
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Paint Mines Interpretive Park ©
Park
The Paint Mines Interpretive Park Calhan
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in El Paso County

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Focus on the Family Bookstore ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Focus on the Family Bookstore Colorado Springs
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours Colorado Springs
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
Theme Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop Cascade
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Peterson Air & Space Museum ©
Science Museum
Peterson Air & Space Museum Colorado Springs
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in El Paso County

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Downtown Manitou Springs
Gift & Specialty Shop
Downtown Manitou Springs Manitou Springs
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique Monument
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
American Classics Marketplace ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
American Classics Marketplace Colorado Springs
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Garden of the Gods Trading Post Manitou Springs
4.3
Duration: 2 hours