Geocaching with Broadmoor Outfitters in Colorado Springs

Geocaching: A Family Adventure or Solo Fun in the Colorado Springs Area

Are you looking for an outdoor recreational activity in the Colorado Springs area that could be a family adventure or solo fun? Then look no further than geocaching. Getting started is simple; all you need is your mobile device, GPS receiver, or some other navigational tool to look up the coordinates.

What is a Geocache

For the normal geocache, first, a geocacher places a logbook (including pen or pencil), items to trade in a container, and records the coordinates of that cache. Next, the coordinates and location become shared on a listing site. Those that geocache then finds the coordinates on the site take their GPS devices and go hunting. Once they find the location and item, enter the entries into the logbook and online.

 

In the world of geocaching, treasures, or swag, are items that do not have a substantial monetary value. They may, though, be personal to those who hide the loot. Typical swag includes books, little toys, coins, hat pins, and different types of buttons.

 

Do not forget to return the cache to where you found it so that others may find it. The item, except the logbook, pen, or pencil, may be taken if you have something to leave in its place.

 

Some caches that move from one place to another. Hitchhikers, as referred to, usually have detailed goals assigned to their items. Some examples include placing the cache xx amount of distance from home.

 

Travel Bugs and Geocoins are specific caches that have websites for people to log and follow where they have been online.

 

Almost anything is as a cache except for food, drugs, andanything illegal. Refer to the rules of the listing site.

 

Some great places to geocache in and around Colorado Springs include the Fallen Firefighter Memorial or the Nature Center at Garden of the Gods.

 

Types of Geocache

 

Challenge Cache

This type of geocache requires the geocacher to complete individual geocaching goals before they can record that they found the cache. Possible tasks would include finding five caches in a particular category or locating a cache every day for 30 days.

 

Geocaching.com classifies this type of cache part of the Mystery cache. Other listing sites may consider the challenge cache a standalone class.

 

Mystery Cache

Solve a puzzle or locate specific information, and you will be participating in a mystery cache to find precisely where your cache is.

 

Night Cache

You guessed it! Break out the flashlights, see where the reflectors take you and find that prize location! Some listing sites may classify this as a type of mystery cache.

 

Multi-Cache

The Multi-cache occurs in one or more steps. Locate one, gather the coordinates, move to the next, again recording coordinates, and finally finding the container with the logbook.

 

Traveling Cache

After you have obtained the coordinates from the listing site, head out, find the cache, and then take it somewhere else. You would record the coordinates of where you placed the item so that the next geocacher can continue the cycle.

 

Location Cache

Location caches are close to a scavenger hunt. The geocacher has a description of what to locate. The item you are searching for could be a yellow fire hydrant, brown door, red and black boat, or pink flamingo. After finding the article, use your GPS device and record the location. A picture of both the object and device occurs as well. No one else can use this location as a find.

 

Traditional Cache

Traditional caches are widespread and common. A container with a logbook is standard, as are exact coordinates for locating the cache.

 

Conclusion

Geocaching is an excellent outdoor recreational activity to do with family or solo in the Colorado Springs area. Broadmoor Outfitters  can help you get going. Whatever site listing you decide on utilizing your observation and detective skills will be put to the test looking for those containers.

Geocaching is a great way to social distance exercise at the same time. So, gather up the family or lace up your tennis shoes and have some fun. Contact Broadmoor Outfitters  for more information and how to get going.

Why Visit The Garden of the Gods

Why Visit Garden of the Gods?

Consider visiting Garden of the Gods with all the recent discussions on social distancing and getting out for some fresh air. Hiking, rock climbing, Jeep, and Segway tours are just a few of the recreational activities to enjoy during your visit.

Welcome to Garden of the Gods

Formerly known as Red Rock Corral, Garde of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado, offer up some impressive geological features. Unique rock formations that have evolved over the early years have created some remarkable hogbacks, such as the Kissing Camel and Cathedral Valley.

The most visited public park in Colorado Springs is undoubtedly Garden of the Gods, attracting over two million outdoor enthusiasts every year.

What to do at Garden of the Gods

Rock Climbing

During your visit to Garden of the Gods, gear up and hit the rocks. Rock climbing is extremely popular here thanks to the steep rock formations. Should you be a beginner, consider trying out Cowboy Boot Crack.

More daring climbs include Anaconda, Triple Exposure, and Scarecrow. Watch out for the deception of the routes and always remember safety. All climbers that wish to traverse the rocks of Garden of the Gods need an annual permit. The yearly application is on the City of Colorado Springs website.

Climbers must also adhere to the Technical Climbing Regulations and Guidelines. Safety measures include proper equipment, having two or more in your party, and not staining chalk. There is also no climbing after rain or snow, as the rocks become unstable after they are wet.

Hiking

Lace-up your best pair of hiking boots and enjoy the 1.5-mile Perkins Central Garden Trail. This trail is excellent for wildlife viewing, walking, running, is paved, wheelchair accessible, welcomes dogs on a leash, and is open all year round.

Perkins Central Garden Trail starts at the North Parking Lot and leads you across Garden of the God’s gigantic and beautiful red rocks.

Should you be looking for longer trails, consider any of the twenty trails that are available when you visit Garden of the Gods. Any of these trails are excellent for social distancing and exercise.

Jeep and Segway Tours

Hook up with one of the local companies that provide jeep and Segway tours through Garden of the Gods. Enjoy checking out Cheyenne Canyon, waterfalls, spectacular views, and historical districts. Take in the flora, fauna, and geology the park has to offer.

Electric Bike Tours

Enjoy the magnificent beauty of Garden of the Gods and conquer the hills easily with an electric bike rental. Hook up with a group for a bike tour or venture out on your self-guided tour when you pick up a rental.

Mountain Biking

Load up your mountain bike and venture out onto a designated mountain bike trail when you visit Garden of the Gods. Hikers also utilize these trails, and equestrian riders, so watch out for them

Remember to abide by Garden of the God’s regulations for mountain biking as you are enjoying your day. Stay on the trail, be sure to dismount from your bike when you see a horse coming towards you, watch for wildlife, pack out what you pack in, control that speed, and most of all, have FUN!

Conclusion

Social distancing, along with exercise, is natural when you visit Garden of the Gods. Going out into the fresh air and enjoying all the park has to offer is a win-win situation.

For more information, or to plan your trip to Garden of the Gods, contact Broadmoor Outfitters for all your planning needs.

Top Outdoor Tours in Colorado Springs

Top Outdoor Tours in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs and the great outdoors are synonymous. With so many amazing outdoor activities in and around Colorado Springs, where is an adventure-lover to begin? Broadmoor Outfitters is thrilled to offer a variety of exciting tours and activities for Colorado Springs visitors to enjoy. Our outdoor tours are carefully crafted to provide guests a one-of-a-kind adventure that embodies the very best of Colorful Colorado. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-pumping activity like zip lining or a leisurely, scenic bike tour to soak in all of the city’s awesome sights and sounds, these top-rated outdoor tours are bound to renew your love and appreciation of the outdoors. Colorado Springs Zip Lining Tours There are few more exhilarating activities than zip lining, but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart! Colorado Springs offers some of the most beautiful zip lining excursions in the world, and we take great care to craft zip lining experiences you’ll never forget. Soar across Colorado’s majestic canyons at heights of up to 500 ft., then finish the day with a bite at one of Colorado Springs cocktail bars or restaurants. We offer several zip lining course options across varying skill levels for optimal enjoyment. Read more about our zip lining courses here. Falconry Experiences Set your sights on the skies when you embark on one of our Colorado Springs falconry Experiences! The Colorado wilderness is a superb spot for spotting all kinds of wildlife and bird species, with falcons roaming the sky above at any given moment. Our special falconry tours are appropriate for all ages, and are sure to deliver some exceptional sightings. You’ll learn about the history of falconry, and how to practice the art of falconry on your own. Wild West Experience The state of Colorado is rich in old, Wild West history. At Broadmoor Outfitters, it’s our goal to deliver unique, memorable experiences for Colorado Springs visitors, and our Wild West Experience checks all the boxes in terms of a one-of-a-kind adventure. Embark on a journey through the Wild West where you’ll encounter all kinds of exciting sights and locations. Travel back in time as our guides show you the extraordinary history surrounding Colorado Springs. Colorado Springs Guided Biking Tours Colorado Springs biking navigates some of the most sought-after biking trails in the state. Our Broadmoor Outfitters guided biking tours are ideal for out-of-town visitors and Colorado Springs residents hoping to make the most of their time outdoors. These guided biking tours will take you through some of the city’s most breathtaking hot spots, while the famed Garden of the Gods and Pike’s Peak serve as a stunning backdrop to your adventure. Our guided biking tours, led by experienced professionals, are appropriate for different age and fitness levels, giving everyone the chance to truly admire the beauty to be found in Colorado Springs.   If you’re ready to start planning your Colorado Springs outdoor activities, Broadmoor Outfitters is ready to help. We have a wide variety of tours to accommodate groups large and small. Call us to book your Colorado Springs tour today.