MVR and this ministry were developed with you in mind. It is a place to find peace and rest as you breathe in the mountain air and marvel at God's creation. Located 45 minutes west of Colorado Springs, our property offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak... at an elevation of 9,200 feet!
You are encouraged to get out and enjoy your surroundings on our 200+ acre ranch. Please be aware of and respect the cattle, horses, elk and other wildlife who call this home too.
For your safety, the historic homestead buildings are off limits.
TOWN OF DIVIDE
Just a five-minute trip into the small township of Divide Colorado, where the town motto remains: "the center of the known universe". You'll find a quaint and handy row of restaurants, plus small convenience stores for any last-minute necessities. Up for an educational excursion? Check out ColoradoWolfAdventures!
Mueller State Park is an easy five mile drive south on Hwy 67. The park is great for hiking and sightseeing. Be sure to bring lunch and snacks for a meaningful time in His creation.
As you travel further east on HWY 24 (8 minutes), you'll find the charming community of Woodland Park. Woodland Park is home to a number of recommended hiking trails, an 18 hole public golf course, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, historic sites and numerous dining options. There are endless adventure opportunities. To learn more, click here.
This area is 18 miles south on Hwy 67 and is home to an active gold mine. Tours are offered on a limited basis. To learn more, search for ccv gold mine. Cripple Creek has a number of historic sights and restaurants. It is full of casinos, but worth a trip to see this historic town.
An old mining town that has been transformed into a major winter ski resort but also a summer playground. An 1:45 minute drive through the back country that will take you over the continental divide at Hoosier Pass. Shopping, restaurants, and vibrant street activities makes this a must do during your stay.
To learn more, www.gobreck.com
Don't miss the opportunity to explore Manitou Springs on your way to the city! If you're up for a serious challenge, check out The Incline. It climbs over 2,000 vertical feet by way of 2,744 steps! If that isn't quite your speed, head to Cave of the Winds Mountain Park or window shop and explore downtown. Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a must do. Make reservations ahead of your visit.
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If you are looking to fill a a day or two with an exciting itinerary, plan a trip Colorado Springs! The list of must-see attractions is lengthy. Here are a few top spots recommended by visitors and locals alike: Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, United States Air force Academy, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, The Broadmoor Seven Falls, Focus on the Family Welcome Center. There are numerous other attractions, museums, trails, award-winning restaurants and family activities in Colorado Springs. Learn much more by clicking here.
The arid environment at 9,200 ft may be quite different than where you live. You will want to have sun protection, so bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen (spf 50), chapstick, refillable water bottles.
Dressing in layers is helpful. A hoodie sweatshirt and a long sleeve wind shirt is an item you will wear in the morning and evening to be comfortable.
Hydrating is a must for being in the mountains. Some people experience a headache the day after arrival. Hydrating on the way to Divide and after arrival will help alleviate this issue.