My wife and I are going to be taking a road trip to Colorado next month to visit and do some outdoorsy things (hiking, maybe some kayaking, etc.) and wanted to get some input from anyone who has done some caching around Colorado Springs. I've been there several times, but wasn't a cacher (gasp) at those times. We will likely visit Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, and a few other spots like that. I've looked at the cache map, of course, and I know there are a few big series around CO Springs (Cache-A-Day, TMP, TDP, Russellville Run), and there are several virtuals and earth caches. We will likely grab the virtuals, the earth caches, and maybe do some of the series. I will also build my usual GSAK database for the area and sort by favorites so that I can easily find the really cool caches around CO Springs. However, nothing beats personal recommendations. To that end, can anyone recommend any "you've got to do this one" caches? We'd also appreciate any input about other cool things to see/do while there or along the way from Houston, whether there are caches associated with it or not (second gasp). Naturally, anything with caching associated with it goes to the top of the list.
We know the folks on this forum are a wealth of experience, so we value your input and recommendations. Thanks in advance to any/all who can provide some input.