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Please note: If there is still room available on a given tour, tickets will be sold on site at registration on a first come, first available basis.

Sunday, June 22, 2003

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the country's highest and only mountain zoo. The zoo is situated on 146 acres at an elevation of 6800 feet. The zoo is home to over 600 animals and 142 species from around the world. Along with the enjoyment of the animals, the guests can enjoy spectacular views of the city and surrounding areas. There will be time to enjoy snacks or lunch on your own. http://www.cmzoo.org
Duration: approximately 4.5 hours roundtrip
Inclusions: - roundtrip transportation
- zoo admission
over 11 $20
3-11 $15
under 3 no charge
Minimum: 25 guests per trip
Maximum: Dependent upon vehicle availability (no maximum)

Monday, June 23, 2003

Guests will travel to the Air Force Academy, nestled in the shadow of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains. Spanning over 30,000 acres, the Academy is home to over 4,000 Air Force Cadets. Guests will enjoy a guided tour through the grounds of this amazing facility, including a visit to the unique Cadet Chapel and Visitor’s Center. Guests will then tour the nearby Garden of the Gods, with its unusual red rock formations. They will enjoy a leisurely tour through the park, learning about the history of the area, its wildlife and vegetation. We suggest adding lunch at the Garden of the Gods or Air Force Academy to make the tour truly memorable.
Duration: 4-½ hours roundtrip
Inclusions: - Professional tour guide
- Guide gratuity
- RMC coordination
- Roundtrip transportation
Cost: $38 per person
Minimum: 25 guests per trip
Maximum: Dependent upon vehicle availability (no maximum)

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Wednesday, June 25, 2003
2 tours offered (people can choose only 1)


Hop inside one of these four-wheel drive vehicles and experience the magnificence of the Colorado mountains! Explore the history and beauty of the Front Range and the wide-open spaces of the West. Guests will discover meadows filled with flowers, wildlife, and verdant green forests. Ghost towns may be visited, ancient mines sighted and gold towns long since gone bust may be toured. Guests will be transported from their hotel to an area just outside of Colorado Springs full of beauty and history. A variety of trips and times are offered throughout the year.
Duration: Minimum 4 hours roundtrip
Inclusions: - Tour guide/driver
- Guide gratuity
- Water
- Transportation
- RMC coordination and professional staff
- Continental breakfast, light lunch, beverages
Cost: $95 per person
Minimum: 25 guests per trip
Maximum: 30 guests per trip


This tour takes you back in time and offers great views of Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Mountain, Garden of the Gods, and the eastern plains of Colorado. It begins with a descent into beautiful North Cheyenne Canyon, eventually opening onto the entire Front Range. The ride follows Lower Gold Camp Road, an old railroad bed used for transporting gold at the turn of the century from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs, for seven miles. The trail concludes at Bear Creek Park where refreshments await the riders. This tour is offered May through December.
Duration: 3 to 5 hours roundtrip
Inclusions: - Mountain bike rental - All safety equipment
- Professional guide
- Guide gratuity
- Water bottles
- Transportation
- RMC coordination and professional staff
- Minimum age of 12 years old
Cost: $85 per person
Minimum: 25 guests per trip
Maximum: 60 guests per trip

 Recreation and Entertainment

On campus:

Worner Campus Center
The multipurpose Worner Campus Center provides a variety of service including a post office, a variety of eating areas, a bookstore, and an information desk, and ATM Machine. For more information, you may contact the Worner Desk at 6607.

El Pomar Sport Center
The El Pomar Sports Center located on campus has a variety of recreation areas available to summer conference guests. The facility hosts a newly renovated swimming pool, a gymnasium, a full weight room that can only be used by guests over the age of 18, and outdoor track, tennis courts, and several other practice areas. There is also an ice rink with an inexpensive skate rental. When using these facilities please present your conference ID to gain access to each recreation area. For up to date building hours, contact the desk attendant. Each residence hall front desk also has a limited supply of sports equipment available for conference guests’ use. It is requested that an adult accompany children using the pool.

The Campus also has outdoor soccer and volleyball areas.

Tutt Library
The Tutt Library is open for your use while staying at Colorado College. You will need to show your conference ID to gain access to this facility. For up to date building hours, please contact the library at extension 6658.

Off Campus:

The campus is adjacent to the city’s Monument Valley Park with a streamside running/walking/cycling path and an outdoor pool. The trail extends north approximately 25 miles through the U.S. Air Force Academy to the town of Palmer Lake.

Downtown Colorado Springs is located just a short walk from campus. There is a fine shopping district and a beautiful downtown park with the famous “Uncle Wilbur Fountain, a favorite with local kids (bring your swimsuit and towel). There are a score of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and coffee shops (3 brewpubs) within walking distance of the campus.

The City’s Patty Jewitt Golf course is less than a mile away for those who would like to experience high altitude golf. 719.385.6938

Bicycle rental is available from Criterium Bicycles (www.criterium-bicycles.com)

Nearby Attractions:

Colorado Springs is at the center of Colorado’s popular vacation area. There are dozens of beautiful and exciting places that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. A sampling is all that is possible here.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Museum: Located 1 block from campus, you can experience the rich cultures of the Southwest, housed in an award-winning art deco facility. Designed by John Gaw Meem and constructed in 1936, the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. http://www.csfineartscenter.org/exhib.htm

Museum of the American Numismatic Association: Located adjacent to the campus, it is today one of the world's larger repositories of coins, paper money, medals and related items. http://www.money.org/musexhibits.html

Pioneer’s Museum: The municipal museum of Colorado Springs, located Downtown in the former El Paso County Courthouse (1903), portrays the history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region in exhibits emphasizing the unique character of this uncommon Front Range community. As the focal point of the City's lovely downtown, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum draws thousands of people to the area annually. Centered in one of two primary downtown parks, this elegant and historic structure is surrounded by inviting green lawns, colorful flowers, outdoor sculptures, and a splendid granite fountain. (about 12 blocks south of campus) http://www.cspm.org/

U.S Olympic Training Center: You can take a tour and see memories of past Olympic highlights. This center has trained many of the nation’s medal-winning athletes. http://www.olympic-usa.org/about_us/visitor_ctr.html

Garden of the Gods Park: This incredible city-owned park is truly one of a kind. The site is a National Natural Landmark, having been recognized by the Department of the Interior as "a nationally-significant natural area." It offers towering sandstone formations, a wonderful view of Pikes Peak, paved and unpaved hiking paths, the historic Rock Ledge Ranch living history museum, placed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1979, and many other amenities. http://www.springsgov.com/Page.asp?NavID=987

North Cheyenne Cañon Park: The mountains rise abruptly to the west of Colorado Springs, and North Cheyenne Cañon Park is cut 1,000-feet deep into the 1.5 billion-year-old granite rock. This outstanding diversity of plant and animal life is known as an ecotone, where mountains meet the foothills and plains. The diversity of life is connected to changes in elevation, sunlight and moisture from the high mountain slopes to the Cañon bottom. This 1,600-acre park provides good habitat for large animals such as the Black Bear, Mountain Lion and Mule Deer, and little birds that love water, like the Kingfisher, American Dipper and Broadtailed Hummingbird. http://www.springsgov.com/Page.asp?NavID=3038

United States Air Force Academy: One of the most popular visitor destinations in Colorado. http://www.usafa.af.mil/flash/

Pikes Peak Cog Railway: Since 1891, the Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway (the world's highest cog railroad, the highest Colorado railroad AND highest train in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Just 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, this classic Colorado train trip is open from mid April through December. http://www.cograilway.com/

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: The highest zoo in the country; the spectacular setting and the natural habitat exhibits make this a wonderful place for both kids and adults. http://www.cmzoo.org

Entertainment and Restaurants (All within walking distance of the Campus. (Maps will be available at the Summer School.) This list is just a sampling of restaurants within walking distance.

Benjamin’s at Colorado College Variety of foods X6576  
Wooglins Deli Deli style 578-9443 Tejon & Cache La Poudre St.
Dale Street Café Healthy 578-9898 Dale & Tejon St.
Poor Richard’s Pizza & Healthy 632-7721 Boulder & Tejon St.
Boulder Street Coffee Roasters Coffee House 577-4291 Boulder & Tejon St.
Josh and John’s Homemade Ice Cream   111 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Michelle's Old fashion soda fountain   112 N. Tejon St.
El Tesoro Mexican (nice) 471-0106  
Jose Muldoon’s Mexican 636-2311 222 N. Tejon St.
La Baguette French Bakery (casual) 636-5020 117 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
La Creperie French (nice) 632-0984  
Old Chicago Sports Bar 634-8812 118 N. Tejon St.
Paninos Italian (casual) 635-7452 604 N. Tejon St.
Fratelli’s Italian (nice) 575-9571  
Trattoria De Angelo Italian 227-7400 123 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Phantom Canyon Brew Pub 635-2800 Pikes Peak & Cascade Ave.
Judge Baldwin’s Brew Pub 473-5600 Pikes Peak & Cascade Ave.
Il Vicino Brew Pub 475-9224 11 S. Tejon St.
Ghenghis Khan Jazz 328-1582 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
32 Bleu Bistro/Music 955-5664  
Colorado Springs Chamber Entertainment Info. 635-1551  

Grocery Stores:
King Soopers: West on Uintah in the Uintah Garden Shopping Center 636-5043
Safeway: North on Wahsatch to Jackson and its on the left side. 471-7243


Neither AAPM nor the University provides on campus childcare. Parents who require childcare services must make their own arrangements prior to arriving on campus.


Snow-capped Pikes Peak through rocks of Garden of the Gods
© Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau