Top 5 Things to do while in Woodland Park Colorado
So you’ve made it to the City Above the Clouds! Welcome! We’re glad you’re here. The beautiful Rocky Mountain town of Woodland Park, Colorado sits at an elevation of 8465′. After settling into the elevation by drinking lots of water and maybe taking it easy your first day, you are probably asking yourself, “What should I do while in Woodland Park, Colorado?” Well here are a few ideas for things to do while you are here:
#1 Spend the day at The Rampart Reservoir
A local favorite, the short 4.2 mile drive through Pikes Peak National Forest to Rampart Reservoir from Woodland Park is a photo treat in itself. The reservoir is located on a granite plateau at 9,000’ feet above sea level. This reservoir supplies drinking water for the town of Colorado Springs below. Swimming is not allowed in the reservoir but other recreation such as boating, fishing, camping, hiking and mountain biking are all welcome. Pack a picnic lunch or grab some to-go from a local favorite Woodland Park restaurant like BrierWerks Brewery and enjoy yourself!
Interested in checking out available real estate around the Rampart Range Reservoir while you are in the area? Jump over to our Fisherman’s Corner page to see what is currently for sale in the Rampart Range Reservoir area.
#2 Take a Fly-Fishing Tour
If you are looking for a true Rocky Mountain Colorado experience that is hard to beat, Woodland Park is convenient to world class fly-fishing! Our local fly-fishing shops often offer ½ day and full day guided fly-fishing tours. Didn’t bring your gear? Not to worry. Packages with everything you need for the day are usually available. Our local anglers will be happy to take you to some of their favorite fishing holes and can offer as much or as little help as you desire. This is a great ‘couple’s day out’ adventure (My husband and I did this for his birthday and it was awesome!). Perfect father’s day gift, father/son outing idea etc. Check out the South Platte Fly Shop (which was who helped us out.) or Peak Fly Shop at Woodland Park both are highly rated. Or, if you are a seasoned fisherman and rather strike out on your own, check out our fisherman’s page, there is a map at the bottom of this page with area fishing hot spots mapped out for you!
#3 Make Reservations to Visit The Wolf and Wildlife Center
The Wolf and Wildlife Center located in Divide is a very quick trip from Woodland Park. It is a highly rated experience by area visitors. If you fall in love with the Divide terrain when you get there (which you very well might), you can see what homes and land for sale on our Divide, Co Real Estate page here. If the afternoon spent with the wolves left you wanting more wolf adventure options, a former volunteer of the Wolf and Wildlife Center has opened up educational tours right in Woodland Park called Wolf Adventures. As of this writing, you will need to contact Wolf Adventures directly for availability and current fees. Many visitors call this a MUST DO for any visit to the area.
#4 Set up a Tee Time at Shining Mountain Golf Course
Playing golf at Shining Mountain Golf Course is not only gorgeous and great fun, it can be quite an adventure in itself! I can not tell you how many times my husband and I have started in shorts only to move to our jackets, then get out our umbrellas for a light hail storm, then end up right back in our shorts by the last hole. Rocky mountain top golf is its own special sport. 😉
#5 Eat at Fiesta Mexicana Family Restaurant
After your busy day exploring, you are going to be HUNGRY! We love to eat at our favorite Woodland Park Mexican Restaurant every chance we get. The service is friendly and we are always made to feel welcome. We like to order an old menu item that is only available by request now. (I am hoping that if I tell enough people this secret, I can get it back on the menu 😉 The Fiesta Time Combo with steak, shrimp, chicken and some yummy dipping oil in the center is enough to feed two (or maybe three) and it is soooo good! If your server is new and looks at you strange, there is always someone around who will still know the drill. Add a queso and you will be mad at me that you ordered too much food but happy that you have it to goo all over everything.
Did you find your own favorite top things to do in Woodland Park? Be sure to add them in the comment section!
If you are visiting Woodland Park and would like to look at Woodland Park Co homes or land for sale, please give us call (and invite us to Mexican ;). We would love to get to know you, answer any questions and show you some Woodland Park properties while you are here! Looking forward, Ricki