Summer Getaways: Woodland Park, Colorado

Your perfect summer vacation may be just around the corner

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Pike National Forest, just northwest of Colorado Springs, has Colorado’s two best features: mountains and solitude. It’s the ideal place to fly-fish alpine lakes, horseback-ride through wildflower meadows, and hike peaks like 9,063-foot Mount Herman. Pitch a tent at Painted Rocks Campground ($19), or—if you can swing it—wait until August, when the Ranch at Emerald Valley opens ten swanky log cabins complete with views of the Front Range, gourmet meals from an on-site chef, and plenty of Colorado wine (from $570).

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