100 Lake Street
Downtown Green Mountain Falls
The Gazebo, built in 1890, is located in the center of town on what is known as Gazebo Lake. While it may not be considered a normal visitor's attraction, it is one of the area’s most popular locations. And it is the perfect place to picnic, photograph, relax during a pleasant walk around the lake, or a place to spend quality time with family and loved ones. The Gazebo is also a very popular location for weddings, anniversary, and school prom pictures.
Hiking in Green Mountain Falls
The Green Mountain Falls Trails System consists of 16 magnificent trails totaling more than 20 miles that provide a variety of experiences. All are non-motorized hiking trails.
America and the Ute Pass Regional Trail, a 40-mile route from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek, pass through the Town of Green Mountain Falls on a bicycle/pedestrian lane along Ute Pass Avenue.
Two of the Green Mountain Falls trails connect directly to the Ring the Peak Trail, a 57-mile-long loop that circumnavigates Pikes Peak. Most of the system consists of back country single track hiking trails carved out of the forest on the steep ramparts that overlook the Town and feature spectacular views.
The best thing about the hiking trails in Green Mountain Falls is that they are literally just outside the door. In just a matter of minutes, you can wander up a trail and be in the thick of nature. Some trails (especially over at the Kirkpatrick Trailhead) are less strenuous and good to do with kids. Some are more difficult if you are looking for a good workout, and some amble along the side of the mountain, if you are looking for time just to stroll and clear your head.
You can find trail maps at the Welcome sign near the Gazebo at Gazebo Lake in the middle of town. You can also find maps, and the latest information about the trails at gmfcotrails.org.
For something unexpected: A lovely, original shop you will enjoy is Stones and Bones, located next door to The Pantry restaurant on Lake Street. They have a selection of nice jewelry and locally made craftwork. The owners, Ken and Melissa Nord, have extracted many stones and gems from the area. They also have a beautiful dog.
For Groceries / Liquor / Toiletries: In the 1930s and 40s, Woodland Park was a hot spot for gambling, dancing, and illegal liquor. Now it has a Walmart. Come here for bulk items and drug store essentials. For libations: Paradise Spirit next to Safeway is a nice option not too far from Walmart.