Welcome to Mel-Haven Lodge

Located central to most Pikes Peak Country attractions with views of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak. Good restaurants and spas, horseback riding, miniature golf and hiking/biking trails are within walking distance. Click on the MAP above for locations of the closest points of interest.

Academy Riding Stables -2 min drive or 8 min walk: west on Colorado Ave., right on Beckers Ln.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space - 5 min drive or 10 min walk: east on Colorado Ave. to Ridge Rd., turn right, cross Hwy 24
Garden of the Gods
- 5-8 min drive: west on Colorado Ave., right to Beckers Ln., left to El Paso Blvd., right on Garden Dr. or drive north on 30th St.
Historic Manitou Springs - 5 min drive: west on Colorado Ave.
Historic Old Colorado City- 5 min drive: east on Colorado Ave.
Cliff Dwellings - 6 min: west on Hwy 24
Cave of the Winds - 8 min: west on Hwy 24
Pikes Peak Cog Railway - 10 min: west on Colorado Ave. than turn left on Ruxton
Olympic Center - 15 min. - downtown Colorado Springs
Pikes Peak Hwy - 17 min: west on Hwy 24 to Cascade than turn left and continue west (toll Rd.)
North Pole Santa's Workshop - 17 min: west on Hwy 24 to Cascade than turn left and continue west
Focus on the Family - 20 min:
north of Colorado Springs, east of IH 25; exit 151 on Briargate
Air Force Academy - 25 min: north of Colorado Springs, west of IH 25; exit 151 or 156
Dinosaur Resource Center - 25 min: west on Hwy 24 to Woodland Park; 0.3 miles pass Safeway on left
Helen Hunt's Falls - 30 min: east on Colorado Ave. to 21st St., turn right on 21st (Cresta Rd.), right on Mesa Ave. and continue on S. Cheyenne Canyon Rd.
Seven Falls - 30 min: east on Colorado Ave.; same as above & follow the street signs
Cheyenne Mtn. ZOO - 30 min: east on Colorado Ave. to 21st St., turn right on 21st (Cresta Rd.), right on Mesa Ave. follow the street signs
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center - 35 min: west on Hwy 24 to Divide; 2 miles west of Divide
Mueller State Park - 40 min: west on Hwy 24 to Divide, than turn left on Hwy 67 to Cripple Creek, observe signs
May Natural History Museum - 50 min: east on Hwy 24 to south exit IH 25, exit on Nevada (Hwy 115), go south about 10 miles. Look for a big bug monument on the right.
Pikes Peak Summit - 1h 40 min: west on Hwy 24 to Cascade than turn left and continue west (toll Rd.)
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument - 50 min: west on Hwy 24 through Woodland Park and Divide; Observe signs in Florissant
Cripple Creek - 1 h: west on Hwy 24 to Divide, than turn left on Hwy 67 to Cripple Creek
Victor - 1h 10 min: west on Hwy 24 to Divide, than turn left on Hwy 67 to Victor
Royal Gorge - 1h 30 min: east on Hwy 24 to south exit IH 25, exit on Nevada (Hwy 115), south to Penrose and west, pass Canyon City
Rafting - near Royal Gorge and Buena Vista

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Manitou Springs
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