So we’ve pretty well decided that we’ll spend some time in Colorado Springs on our drive north. We’re thinking we’ll drive from Carlsbad Caverns to somewhere near Colorado Springs (about 9 hours driving), spend most of a day in Colorado Springs, then try to make a little progress north before we sleep (Denver is 2 1/2 hours north).
And Colorado Spring has quite a few activities. The Pikes Peak Attractions Association website summarizes a lot of the area sites and activities. They have a nice PDF map that includes some coupons. Some of the sites that are high on our list at this point: