Green Mountain Falls is a picturesque Ute Pass town with a couple shops and restaurants. It’s hidden down below Highway 24 in a narrow valley at 7,800 feet.
It’s centered around Gazebo Lake, which is a wonderful place to take a stroll. The town motto is “A Very Special Place”. Most of the neighborhood is lined with Victorian houses and historic log cabins.
Green Mountain Falls was settled as a tourist town in the 1880s. There was a manmade lake built, as well as about 70-room Green Mountain Falls Hotel, and around 100 tent cabins on the hillsides. The town was incorporated in 1890.
The lake was the main activity in town, offering boating and fishing. By 1900 there were several hotels, a train depot and numerous other amenities. Many original buildings still exist in town, including the Church in the Wildwood and the lake Gazebo, which was restored in 2008.
Camping: Read about the camping near Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak.
Hotels and lodging:
- Read about the cabins to rent near Colorado Springs.
- Jul – Bronc Day – One day summer family festival held in Green Mountain Falls in late July. It’s been held in town for more than 80 years.
Activities near Green Mountain Falls
- Cascade (3mi)
- Chipita Park (1mi)
- Colorado Springs (15mi)
- Divide (12mi)
- Manitou Springs (9mi)
- Woodland Park (5mi)