Cheyenne Mountain High
A DOLCE MOUNTAIN DESTINATION, Cheyenne Mountain Resort is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Colorado Springs.
Staying there entitles visitors to try out the Pete Dye-designed championship course of the Troon-managed Country Club of Colorado. The course starts low, and slowly climbs the foothills of the complexes namesake mountain. The finishing holes on the back nine make extensive use of the lake, and require players to know their game and make choices accordingly: Big hitter? Try to fly the lake to the green. More of a punch and runner? Take the long, safe way around and avoid the big numbers.
The on-site spa and pools make the facility a perfect place to relax, train and challenge yourself to workouts – and recovery. It has five pools, including a 50-meter outdoor pool that is open in the summer, heated indoor pools open year-round, and a beachfront for a 35-acre lake. Tennis and pickleball courts, basketball and beach volleyball are available this summer.
From June 12 to 18 the resort is also hosting an ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour event. Competitors are vying for a $25,000 purse and the event is part of the tour that gives athletes a bridge from youth competitions to the professional WTA tournaments. Guests at the resort can attend the matches for free.
While you are There
CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO: The zoo features more than 750 animals. Ten minutes from Cheyenne Mountain resort, the zoo cares for animals from all over the world. The Sky Ride takes you over the pens for the Rocky Mountain goats and grizzly bears.
DINOSAURS, RODEO OR MINING: Colorado Springs has a passel of local museums, interpretive centers and other attractions for children or adults. Nearby are the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry and others. The Race to the Clouds is held June 23 and 25 in Manitou Springs and downtown Colorado Springs. This year the race marks its 101st running.
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