If you have time for a road trip, driving 24 from the Springs to Buena Vista and then up to Independence Pass (on Highway 82), back to 24 to 70 to 25 and back to the Springs is a pretty drive. I've seen bighorn sheep in the section between Buena Vista and the turn off to Independence Pass (highway 82). Take pictures at Wilkerson Pass and Independence and the pull offs (except the one dropping into Buena Vista - Chaffee County wants money for that one :-( ) and make sure you hit the restrooms at Wilkerson Pass (may be closed due to COVID) and at the Twin Lakes picnic area (not many other opportunities till you get to I-70). Make sure you aren't anywhere near Denver during a rush hour. The Springs also has a Bass Pro Shop and there's a Cabela's South of Denver off of I25. Have fun!My wife and I are making our first trip ever west in late July (her first time ever west of the Mississippi river)
Any must do's/see/eat in the area?
We will be there for 7 days