Known as the “City Above the Clouds,” Woodland Park is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, and it's situated at an altitude of 8,465 feet. The Pike National Forest is one million acres of woodlands that surrounds Woodland Park making the city’s location a truly beautiful natural spot. This city is a wonderful spot for outdoorsy types with the Pikes Peak region just waiting to be explored on foot or by bike or slingshot.
Top of the list here is the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, a museum where visitors can step back in time and experience the Cretaceous Period in North America, learning about fossils from reptiles, marine reptiles, dinosaurs, and pterosarus and more. Kids can take part in fun educational activities and everyone can view the working fossil lab.
If you’re looking for something truly unique to Woodland Park, the Colorado Wolf Adventures is a rare opportunity to stroll with the wolves in the Pikes Peak region. You get to interact with wolves and go home with hundreds of unique photos to show everyone back home.
There’s no shortage of outdoor activities nearby to the city, with the Manitou Park Lake providing a fun day out for fishing and picnicking with the family.
Due to the 300 days of sunshine, Woodland Park is great to visit year round. If you want to take part in some of the many festivals, August is when art and music takes the limelight, with various local events happening during the late summer.