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Next to Cheyenne Mountain, The Broadmoor sits in a scenic spot for outdoor activities. Embrace the elements by going on a guided fly-fishing or horseback-riding trip, or have the concierge arrange a whitewater-rafting, rock-climbing or hot-air-ballooning adventure. For less daredevil pursuits, try the Five-Star hotel’s golf and tennis facility, which includes three championship 18-hole courses, six courts and a full roster of lessons, drills, clinics, tournaments and more, all led by its staff pros. Meanwhile, swimmers and sunbathers get lured in by the five types of pools — including two hot tubs — not to mention cushioned lawn furniture, rentable cabanas and a café outfitted with a full bar. You won’t have to give up the swimming in the off-season, either; the indoor pool and lap lanes at the golf club and spa allow you to take a dip year round.
Don’t overlook charming little diversions such as the paddleboats on Cheyenne Lake and bicycles at the ready for touring the grounds, both rentable at the pool. Perhaps the best-kept secret among the hotel’s outdoor activities is the free lawn-bowling court on the cottage grounds. Bowling is a nice low-key alternative to a day in the rapids or in the sky.
The Broadmoor has three championship golf courses, six tennis courts, two-person paddleboats, rental bicycles, plus one seasonal and one outdoor lap pool. Art classes on painting, drawing, photography and jewelry making are all offered at The Broadmoor by arrangement through the concierge. Outdoor dining is available at the Golf Club, Hotel Bar, West Lobby Bar, and Charles Court. Traveling a short distance from the property opens up your options to include horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, hiking, biking, jeep and van tours, rock climbing, fly fishing and whitewater rafting. Families enjoy the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo just five minutes from the resort, as well as a trip up Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway.