Kiss a Camel, Walk Amongst Gods…
While the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center was still closed as of press time due to the coronavirus, there are still plenty of activities available at Garden of the Gods park, including Jeep, Segway, E-Bike and rock climbing tours. At the nearby Garden of the Gods Resort, guests still have access to the STRATA Salon as well as the Medical Center. There, visitors can immerse themselves in a multitude of wellness activities, including mindful meditation, IV nutritional therapy and health discovery sessions. After becoming the best you that you can possibly be, you’ll want to celebrate with a round of golf at Kissing Camels. Featuring 27 holes designed by J. Press Maxwell and Mark Rathert, the course spans more than 7,000 yards. gardenofthegodsresort.com
GORGE YOURSELF SILLY
Begin with zip-lining for a mile over 100 acres of hillside along the Royal Gorge plateau, then settle down in a riverside yurt. If you’re game, Royal Gorge Rafting and Zip Line Tours can create a memorable package. royalgorgerafting.net
MAKE YOUR OWN HISTORY
The Broadmoor has hosted eight USGA national champi- onships and numerous other major tournaments, including the Curtis Cup and NCAA championships. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t walk in the same footsteps as Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam—The East Course, designed by Donald Ross, plays at a taxing 7,355 yards, with magnificent views abutting almost every hole. The legendary hotel is expected to be open for overnight guests beginning on June 28. broadmoor.com
This article was also featured in the June 2020 issue of Colorado AvidGolfer.