Looking for an American West getaway, full of classic western scenery with red rocks, high deserts, Rocky Mountain peaks, with dozens of attractions and activities to enjoy nature, adventure, culture and much more? Then Colorado Springs, Colorado, has it all; anything and everything you could possibly want to satisfy your wanderlust for a vacation in the western USA.
Colorado Springs, situated at the base of America's famous mountain, Pikes Peak with the magnificent red rock formations of Garden of the Gods in its shadow, offers so many ways to enjoy the impressive landscape and experience the history of this region. If all you have is a few days and want to escape to a stunning western location in one concentrated area with a huge variety of activities that will satisfy all your interests, then this is the place to go, right in the middle of the USA. Here's a look at the best things to see over three days in Colorado Springs, although a week or a lifetime would be better.
Incredibly beautiful video that captures a unique perspective of the Grand Canyon while rafting on the river that flows through the canyon. You feel yourself relax and unwind as you slowly float along in the raft in calm waters, looking up at the rugged cliffs, watching the stars at night, then onto dry land and hiking along the river basin within the canyon. Then you're catapulted into whitewater rapids and lots of action.
Fodor's Travel gives you 5 Unique Ways to See the Grand Canyon
This around-the-world video created by Max Seigal is truly beautiful and inspiring. There are so many breathtaking scenes throughout the video, with many of the clips in the U.S. West.