It is always Christmas time in Colorado. Yes, the snow does melt in most places except the highest peaks. But, an often missed attraction is Santa's Workshop at the base of Pikes Peak. The family themed North Pole park has something for everyone. Santa's workshop has a unique history and is over 50 years old. March 10, 1955 marks the day that the 25 acre Santa’s Workshop was planned to be built on the slopes of Pikes Peak. The project was based on another similar attraction built in Lake Placid, NY.
The kids can meet Santa Claus and his elves(year round) and all family members will enjoy the unique Christmas Tree ride. You can also partake of a classical ride on the antique carousel. An Aerial Tram will allow you to ride through the clouds or for the less adventurous the Miniature Train is still a small thrill. The park boast two dozen family-friendly rides. You can feed the goats and llamas, or watch the magic show. Village shops are stocked with gifts which can make early or seasonal holiday shopping a breeze.
And if Christmas in Colorado at Santa's Workshop isn't enough of a fill for the family then head up the Pikes Peak Highway. Pikes Peak stands at an altitude of 14,110 ft. above sea level. The highway is open year round as the weather permits. Check the website at Pikes Peak Highway for times as they vary from season to season. A discount coupon is available at the website and is good until the end of the year. Don't forget your jacket or coat, otherwise you may end up sporting a Pikes Peak sweatshirt for the rest of the day. It can be cold even in the summer.
Toll Road $10.00 per adult (16 and over $5.00 per child - (6 - 15) or total $35.00 per car up to 7 passengers.
If you are planning to be in the area choose one or both of these attractions. The experience will last a lifetime.
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