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Best Health Club

Gold 24 Hour Fitness

3650 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-0024

1892 Southgate Road, 633-2442

24hourfitness.com

Silver YMCA

Eight locations

ymca.net

Bronze World Gym

Four locations

worldgym.com

Best Climbing Gym

Gold Soc 'n Roll Indoor Sports Center

16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument, 487-8572

socnroll.com

Silver Sport Climbing Center of Colorado Springs

4650 Northpark Drive, 260-1050

sportclimbcs.com

Bronze World Gym

1785 S. 8th St., 473-2222

worldgym.com

Best Place to Climb

Gold Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666

gardenofgods.com

Silver Cheyenne Cañon

2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146 (call 634-6666 for permit)

cheyennecanon.org

Bronze Red Rock Canyon

3178 W. Colorado Ave., 635-2364

redrockcanyon.blm.gov

Best Place to Skateboard

Gold Goose Gossage Park

Mark Dabling Boulevard

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Silver Manitou Skateboard Park

101 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs

City of Manitou Springs, 685-2573

manitousprings-co.gov

Bronze Downtown Colorado Springs

Best Biking Trail

Gold Santa Fe Regional Trail

Northern Colorado Springs to Monument

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Silver Palmer Park

3650 Maizeland Road

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Bronze Monument Valley Park Trail

170 W. Cache La Poudre St.

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Best Hiking Trail

Gold Waldo Canyon

Highway 24, two miles west of Manitou Springs, 636-1602 (Forest Service ranger station)

Silver Barr Trail

Hydro Street, Manitou Springs

barrcamp.com/barr_trail.html

Bronze The Incline

Manitou Springs

Best Nature Walk for Kids

Gold Bear Creek Nature Center

245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387

bearcreeknaturecenter.org

Silver Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666

gardenofthegods.com Bronze Starsmore Discovery Center

2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146

cheyennecanon.org

Best Golf Course

Gold Patty Jewett Golf Course

900 E. Espaola St., 385-6938 or 385-6950

springsgov.com

Silver Broadmoor Golf Club

1 Lake Ave., 577-5790

broadmoor.com

Bronze Air Force Academy

Eisenhower Golf Club, 333-2606

Best Community Pool Gold Monument Valley Park

170 W. Cache La Poudre St.

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Silver Manitou Springs Aquatic Center

202 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9735

manitousprings-co.gov

Bronze Cottonwood Park

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Best Park Within City Limits

Gold Palmer Park

3650 Maizeland Road

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com

Silver Monument Valley Park

170 W. Cache La Poudre St.

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com Bronze Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666

gardenofgods.com

Best Place for a Picnic

Gold Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666

gardenofgods.com

Silver Monument Valley Park

170 W. Cache La Poudre St.

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940

springsgov.com Bronze Helen Hunt Falls

Cheyenne Cañon Road, 633-5701

cheyennecanon.org

Best Make-Out Spot Gold

Gold Camp Road

Silver Home

Bronze Palmer Park

3650 Maizeland Road

City Parks and Recreation, 385-5940, springsgov.com

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