A private, five-mile stretch of the Tarryall River summons tranquility, clarity and a bit of nostalgia and the groups who embark on this fly-fishing retreat at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs are likely seeking just that.
Here, at the edge of the 120,000-acre Lost Creek Wilderness area, surrounded by canopied canyons and green meadows, attendees of the Colorado wilderness experience cast their lines under the instruction of an expert. Wine on the fly? We’re sure they can do it. Just ask. For the complete effect, the camp’s main lodge has seven miners’ cabins, upscale and fully modernized, that date back to the 40s.
The Broadmoor’s fly-fishing excursion is part of a larger Wilderness Experience that also includes the American West-inspired Cloud Camp, located 3,000 feet above the resort at the top of Cheyenne Mountain. This escape, offering six guest rooms and 15 one- and two-bedroom cabins, is reached by way of Cadillac Escalade, mule or a guided hike up the mountain. Things can get as adventurous or laid-back as your group desires at Cloud Camp. Yoga, cooking classes, rock climbing, river rafting, hot air balloon riding and stargazing are all available, among other things. And the wild green yonder is made even more inviting by the main resort’s pampering amenities such as the Forbes Five-Star spa and restaurant, the only of its kind in Colorado.
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