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Star Trek spoof melodrama play opens in Manitou Springs, Colorado Friday

Daniel Knighton/GettyImagesStar Trek: The Original Series often gets the brunt of the jokes when the word "melodrama" is passed around. Oftentimes, William Shatner's manner of acting will be brought up as will what some consider the cheesy lines, the set decorations, and the weird aliens from the 1960s series. One thing that isn't really taken into consideration is the time period during which the series was filmed. There weren't as many options for creating the sets and/or the special effects sequences aswe have now. Still,...

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Star Trek: The Original Series often gets the brunt of the jokes when the word "melodrama" is passed around. Oftentimes, William Shatner's manner of acting will be brought up as will what some consider the cheesy lines, the set decorations, and the weird aliens from the 1960s series. One thing that isn't really taken into consideration is the time period during which the series was filmed. There weren't as many options for creating the sets and/or the special effects sequences aswe have now. Still, the series that ran for three seasons is the perfect punching bag for parody theater, which is a good thing considering a new play featuring the crew from the USS Entertainment, will open in Manitou Springs, CO on Friday.

According to, the spoof play, titled "Star Quest...or...To Boldly Go Where No Joke Has Gone Before," is opening this Friday at the Iron Springs Chateau Theatre and will run through October 1st. Written by the Iron Springs Chateau co-owner and manager, who also stars in the play, Jolene Howard, who calls herself a "Trekkie," the play takes the audience on a mission with Captain Smirk and Mr. Spork.

The crew is on the way to the space station Trelane when things start to go awry. When some of the crew goes missing, the Entertainment must make an unscheduled pit stop on Planet Na Noo Na Noo where they have to avoid being trapped by the villain of the play and head of the planet, Empress Buttercup.

Howard is a fan of melodramas and began playing in them in 2010. She offers a brief glimpse at what you possibly could expect if you're in the audience.

"“It’s unlike any other kind of character. You can play with the audience. The fourth wall doesn’t exist. If they boo at you, you can boo back at them. You can make up improvs. You can laugh while you’re on stage. It’s just such a fun environment to be an actor in.”"

- Jolene Howard

The tickets for the show are on sale now. Call 719-685-5104 for purchase details.

Fall Colors in Colorado Springs 2024

Located at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs offers an abundance of scenic trails, thanks to the mountainous Pikes Peak Region and the iconic Garden of the Gods Park, which features 300 towering sandstone rock formations. Fall is one of the best seasons to visit the area, as the vibrant colors from oaks, cottonwoods, and especially quaking aspens create ...

Located at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs offers an abundance of scenic trails, thanks to the mountainous Pikes Peak Region and the iconic Garden of the Gods Park, which features 300 towering sandstone rock formations. Fall is one of the best seasons to visit the area, as the vibrant colors from oaks, cottonwoods, and especially quaking aspens create a stunning landscape.

Best time to see fall colors in Colorado Springs

In Colorado Springs, fall arrives early due to its high elevation of 6,035 feet (1,840 meters). The foliage begins to change colors in mid-September, starting in the mountains and gradually spreading to lower elevations. The peak period for fall colors typically spans from the last week of September through the first week of October. By mid-October, the vibrant autumn hues have moved to lower areas, while trees at higher elevations have already shed their leaves.

Best places to see fall foliage near Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods is a hiker's paradise, boasting over 20 miles (32 km) of trails, many of which are paved. Lush aspen groves are particularly impressive in North Cheyenne Canyon, where multiple trails allow visitors to appreciate the quintessential Rocky Mountains fall landscapes. The Visitor Center parking lot has fewer than 200 spaces and can easily reach capacity during peak hours in the summer and holidays. To alleviate congestion, a shuttle bus runs between the Overflow Lot, Visitor Center, and the park. The park is open daily from 5 am to 10 pm.

For those who prefer not to walk, Garden of the Gods offers various guided tour options. One can explore the park's leaf foliage on a guided Segway tour or choose the nostalgic 1909 Trolley Tours, which feature custom open-air trolleys for a 35-45 minute ride priced at $21 per person. The 50/50 Hike & Ride tour combines a guided hike and a ride in an AOW safari vehicle with a local naturalist, costing $70 per guest and lasting approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Jeep Tours, ranging from $60 to $154, vary in duration from 90 minutes to 4 hours. These tours run hourly from 9 am to 5 pm, offering flexible options for all visitors to enjoy the stunning fall colors of Garden of the Gods.

Pike National Forest

A warm fall day is perfect for a scenic hike through the dense forest. Just west of Colorado Springs lies the 1,729 square mile (4,478 sq km) Pike National Forest. This forest is not only an easy drive from Colorado Springs but also offers many activities, such as hiking, fishing, camping, boating, and cross-country skiing. Some of the most popular attractions in Pike National Forest include Pikes Peak Mountain, Gold Camp Road, Rampart Range Road, Devil's Head Lookout, Manitou Park, and Eleven Mile Canyon. The forest is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Top things to do in Pike National Forest include climbing to Devil's Head Lookout, a 2.8-mile out-and-back trail leading to a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout tower. This hike features beautiful pines and aspens and offers a 360-degree view of the layered mountains in Pike National Forest. Another popular activity is fly fishing at Eleven Mile Canyon, where the roaring stream is home to rainbows, cuttbows, and brown trout, making it a perfect fly-fishing spot. Hiking to the top of Pikes Peak Mountain, camping at one of the many campgrounds, and spending the day at Manitou Park (with a $10 per vehicle day fee) are also excellent ways to explore and enjoy the forest.

Mueller State Park

Another renowned leaf-peeping destination is Mueller State Park, which spans around 5,000 acres (2,023 ha). This park invites visitors to explore its natural and historical resources via over 50 miles of trails, ranging from short, leisurely walks to challenging, full-day hikes. Families can enjoy several short trails, including the Dragonfly Children's Nature Trail. A Daily Vehicle Pass costs $10, while an Aspen Leaf Annual Pass for Colorado residents aged 64 and older is $70. Camping fees range from $18 to $36 per day. For fall photography, the scenic 5-mile (8 km) Cheesman Ranch Trail, winding through forests of aspens and evergreens, offers a picturesque experience.

Quail Lake Park

Quail Lake is the easiest way to get to nature while you are in the city. Located in the southern part of Colorado Springs, Quail Lake Park is a great place for kayaking or biking. The mountain vistas from the east side of the lake complement water reflections, which are especially scenic when framed with golden leaves. The park also offers a variety of amenities, including a basketball court, non-motorized boating, picnicking areas, a playground, a large group shelter, and sledding. Visitors can enjoy the Quail Lake Fitness Trail, which is one mile in length and suitable for hiking, biking, jogging, and fitness activities. Additionally, there are two sand volleyball courts and opportunities for fishing.

Scenic Drives

Highway 67 is celebrated as one of Colorado's most picturesque routes, particularly stunning during the autumn months. Spanning 71 miles (114 km), it winds through the eastern section of Pike National Forest. Along the way, travelers encounter Woodland Park, fondly dubbed "The City Above the Clouds," a historic mining town in Cripple Creek, and the charming mountain town of Divide. The route offers sweeping vistas of the forested landscapes and is a favorite for those seeking scenic drives amid fall foliage.

For a complete experience of the crisp fall mountain air, embark on the 19-mile (30 km) journey along Pikes Peak Highway, a paved road leading to the summit of Pikes Peak, famously known as America's Mountain. This scenic route is dotted with numerous overlooks where you can pause to admire breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. It's an ideal way to immerse yourself in the beauty of Colorado's high mountain vistas during the autumn season.

Both Gold Camp Road and Rampart Range Road offer spectacular scenic drives with stunning vistas of Pikes Peak, distinctive rock formations, and towering pine forests. Rampart Range Road spans 60 miles of gravel road, stretching from Garden of the Gods to Colorado 67, between Sedalia and Deckers. On the other hand, Gold Camp Road links southwest Colorado Springs to Victor in Teller County, providing another picturesque route through the region's rugged landscapes and historic mining areas.

Practical info

The fall foliage season in Colorado Springs is between mid-September and mid-October due to the city's high elevation. The changing of colors starts at higher altitudes and typically peaks between the last week of September and the first week of October. However, visitors can still witness vibrant colors in lower altitudes by mid-October.

Tourists visiting the Colorado Springs area during the fall can find spectacular autumn colors at various locations. For example, Garden of the Gods park is ideal for hikers, and Segway tours are available for those who want a guided experience. Other alternatives include North Cheyenne Canyon, Pike National Forest, Mueller State Park, and Quail Lake, known for their scenic trails, biking, and water activities.

Fall drives are an ideal way to experience the beautiful autumnal color display around Colorado Springs. Two scenic routes that provide stunning views of the region's Fall foliage are Highway 67, which runs through Pike National Forest, Woodland Park, Divide, and Cripple Creek, offering many overlooks. The other route is Pikes Peak Highway, which features a 19-mile stretch of paved road to reach America's Mountain. Gold Camp Road is also popular among drivers but requires a 4WD to access.

As a consequence of its high elevation, trees begin transitioning colors in Colorado Springs as early as mid-September, beginning at higher elevations and gradually working lower. The leaves typically start changing colors at their peak during late September and early October. By mid-October, the leaves on higher elevations will have already fallen, whereas trees in lower altitudes will still be sporting gorgeous colors.

Colorado Springs, CO's altitude is 6,035 ft (1840 m), causing the change in foliage to begin as early as mid-September. Higher elevations start changing color first, reaching their peak during late September and early October, while lower altitudes still have vibrant colors as the month proceeds. Therefore, the best time frame to visit Colorado Springs and observe the vibrant fall foliage is from late September to early October.

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5 Amusement Parks by Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs features many fun amusement parks that will suit visitors of all preferences. From holiday-themed parks catering to families to mountain parks, water parks, arcades, and more, there’s no need to travel far to find great entertainment.These tourist attractions around Colorado Springs are open year-round, though might be limited during the winter months. Many outdoor elements are likely to close up and reopen duri...

Colorado Springs features many fun amusement parks that will suit visitors of all preferences. From holiday-themed parks catering to families to mountain parks, water parks, arcades, and more, there’s no need to travel far to find great entertainment.

These tourist attractions around Colorado Springs are open year-round, though might be limited during the winter months. Many outdoor elements are likely to close up and reopen during the summertime.

North Pole Santa’s Workshop

Open from mid-May to December 24th each year, North Pole Santa’s Workshop is a family-friendly, holiday-themed amusement park that makes the perfect summer, fall, or early winter destination. With more than two dozen rides and multiple gift shops, there is plenty to do and see.

During the summer season, access to the park is free for all visitors, and unlimited ride passes can be purchased at the gate. During the holiday season, there is a fee to access the park, and reservations are required due to larger crowds.

Although most of the rides are catered toward the park’s younger guests, adult visitors can find something to enjoy as well. The Tilt-A-Whirl and Scrambler are always popular, and kids of all ages will enjoy the carousel decorated with reindeer and sleighs.

Besides rides, visitors can enjoy shows, a snack at the Carousel Cafe, and even a photographed visit with Santa himself. The park is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, and weekends are often busy, so visit on Monday or Thursday for the best chance of avoiding the crowds. The park is entirely outdoors, so pay attention to weather forecasts before planning a trip.

5050 Pikes Peak Hwy, Cascade | 719-684-9432 | |

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

As the name suggests, the highlight of Cave of the Winds Mountain Park is the expansive cave, and no visit to the park is complete without a tour of the vast cave system. Most visitors choose the Discovery Tour, an approximately 45-minute guided walk that wanders through 15 rooms.

For a more adventurous option, consider embarking on the 90-minute Haunted Lantern Tour, which treats guests to nearly a mile of cave exploration and countless folklore and ghost stories.

In addition to the impressive cave, the mountain park is home to a large number of above-ground adventures. For those hoping to take part in some of the above-ground adventures, consider the Pioneer Package, which includes one admission to the Wind Walk Challenge Course, the Bat-A-Pult aerial adventure, a climbing wall, and another element known as Geronimo’s Leap.

If that’s not enough, the park also offers panning for gemstones and axe throwing.

Cave of the Winds also has three mountain experiences: the Terror-dactyl, a Via Ferrata, and the Frontier Zip Line. The first of its kind, the Terror-dactyl features over 150 feet of free-fall into the picturesque Williams Canyon at speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour.

Food is available at Canyon Rim Grill and Prospectors Point Grill, and visitors should be sure to stop by the historic Pickett’s Gift Shop for souvenirs, jewelry, snacks, and more. Reservations for cave tours, the Pioneer Package, and all of the mountain experiences are available online.

100 Cave of the Winds Rd, Manitou Springs | 719-685-5444 |

Great Wolf Lodge Water Park

Part of the Great Wolf Lodge hotel, the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park is located entirely indoors and features a nice variety of attractions. The centerpiece of the park is Fort Mackenzie, a four-story water fort with slides and splash features. Thrill-seeking visitors should try out the Wolf Tail, a water slide that is known for its drop-out floor and nearly 20 feet of free fall.

Day passes are available to the water park, but admission is also included with all hotel stays. In addition to the water park, Great Wolf Lodge offers a climbing wall, mini golf, an indoor ropes course, and even a Build-A-Bear Workshop store.

Visitors can dine at any of several on-site restaurants including Buckets Incredible Craveables, Hungry As A Wolf, and Loose Moose Family Kitchen. For dessert, head to Ben & Jerry’s. Day passes to the water park and hotel reservations can be made online.

9494 Federal Dr, Colorado Springs | 844-553-9653 |

Springs Adventure Park

A combination arcade, trampoline park, and ninja warrior course, a trip to Springs Adventure Park makes a great year-round activity. With more than 50 trampolines that span the floor and walls, visitors can bounce, flip, and jump to their heart’s content. For even more fun, head over to the ninja warrior section of the park to try to conquer the 16 obstacles that span 80 feet.

Games like dodgeball and basketball are made even more fun when played on a trampoline, and the park’s Battle Joust arena lets participants fight to see who can stay on their pedestal the longest. For visitors traveling with small children, be sure to stop by the Toddler Area for inflatable bounce houses.

Reservations can be made online. Jump socks must be worn by all participants, but they’re available for purchase on-site.

2512 Airport Rd, Colorado Springs | 719-999-5062 |

Manitou Springs Penny Arcade

Located in nearby Manitou Springs, the local Penny Arcade is home to hundreds of coin-operated arcade games. Visitors can play classic games like pinball, skeeball, air hockey, and many more, but there are also countless other games to suit all visitors’ preferences.

After an afternoon in the arcade, trade in your tickets for fun prizes. The arcade is open year-round, but it’s best visited during the warmer months since some of the outdoor areas close during winter.

930 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs | 719-685-9815 |

These are some of the best amusement parks that Colorado Springs has to offer. Have a great visit! If you’ll be in the Mile High City, consider one of the theme parks by Denver.


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