Pike National Forest offers multiple ATV and Dirt Bike trailheads for use by a growing number of individual and OHV clubs.
Careful attention to trail use rules helps keep the forest open for everyone!
Cool Colorado summer nights make a campfire something to look forward to at the end of each day.
Public and private campgrounds along with full service RV parks allow you to "rough it" any way you want!
Whether you are looking for an easy or more difficult hiking experience, you'll find many beautiful trails to test your skill and stamina.
Mountaineering is a growing sport that will take you to the top of the world!
Teller County is fast becoming known to the rock climbing fans living in Colorado Springs and nearby Front Range communities.
There are several great guides who can have you safely testing yourself in this growing sport!
What better way to see Colorado than on horseback!
There are several established horseback riding businesses that you may choose to enjoy a quided ride with or bring your own horse and try one of the hundreds of trails found throughout Teller County.
Colorado is probably the mountain biking capitol of the United States. Hundreds of great trails. Many different levels of difficulty.
Ski Colorado in the winter and mountain bike Teller County all summer long. You'll never have to ride the same trail twice in your lifetime, unless you really want too!
Just because you're vacationing at 9,000 feet doesn't mean you can't enjoy a great round of golf right here in Teller County.
Shining Mountain Golf Club in Woodland Park offers you a great golfing experience with a unique mountain attitude. Be sure to put on the sunblock before teeing off!
Visitors from around the world and residents all around the county enjoy some of the best trout fishing in America. Whether you're fishing area lakes, forest beaver ponds, or our local Colorado Gold Medal trout streams, you're guaranteed a day to remember.
Do you find peace or adventure on the water? Give kayaking and canoeing a try while visiting. Be on the water in just minutes from almost anywhere in Teller County. Rampart Reservoir, Manitou Lake, Eleven Mile Canyon, and Eleven Mile Reservoir are just a few places for you to get your feet wet.
Teller County is home to nearly all of Colorado's most famous wildlife. Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, mountain lion, beaver, otter, fox, coyote, hawks, eagles, and even wild donkeys make their homes right here. Best viewing is usually mornings and evenings.
Florissant Fossil Beds
Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.
The fossils, rocks, hills, and valleys that make up Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument reveal to us an ancient story of redwood forests, volcanic eruptions, and a climate much different than today. In addition to a rich ancient history, the Florissant valley also contains the stories of prehistoric hunting and gathering Paleo-Indians, the Ute and Jicarilla Apache peoples, the travels of a pioneer nation, and of early scientists making their way through discovery into a different time.