Low & High Ropes Courses & Zip Line
Perfect for school, church, and corporate groups, our challenge course is a place to learn about yourself, work as a team, and discover your inner and group strength. High elements include the Dangling Duo, Leap of Faith, High Wild Woozy, and Giant Swing. Half- and full-day options available.
- 2 Outdoor Chapels
- 2 Fire Rings
- Basketball Courts and Ball Field
- Ga-Ga Ball Court
- Hiking Trails
- Horseshoe Pits
- Low Ropes Course
- High Ropes Course
- Water Slide
- Star Gazing
- TV & Blue Ray/DVR Player
- Craft Room
- Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Air Force Academy
- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
- Cave of the Winds
- Florissant Fossil Beds
- Garden of the Gods
- Royal Gorge Bridge
- Pike’s Peak Cog Railway
- Ghost Town Museum
- Cripple Creek Mining Museum
- Pioneer’s Museum
- Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Museum
- Western Museum of Mining and Industry
- Santa’s Workshop/North Pole Seven Falls
- White Water Rafting*
- Rock Climbing
- Horseback Riding
- Hiking in Many State Parks
*Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting and Adventure Co. in Buena Vista offers Cathedral Ridge guests a discount on its half-day Browns Canyon rafting trip. For more information or to book, contact Noah’s Ark at 719.395.2158.
More Featured Places
Convenient, outdoor chapel next to Sage Hall. This quiet space among the pines is centrally located on the Cathedral Ridge campus.
A spacious chapel set in an aspen grove. This space is perfect for larger group worship services and also features a beautiful baltic wheel labyrinth.
Spacious, level field equipped for softball, horseshoes, and basketball. A large tent pavilion is in place from June through August.
Cozy up, sing, toast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, or just hang out. Kindling, firewood, and water tanks are supplied at each ring. Fire rings are available year round, subject to local fire restrictions.
See our Directions and Campus Map page for an overview of hiking trails at Cathedral Ridge
The Gazebo Trail Head
Enjoy a delightful, simple hike with a satisfying view of the beaver pond and creek down below the gazebo. Take in the beautiful fresh air and the majesty of our backyard–the Pike National Forest. This is a great place to slow down and take an opportunity to find peace.
Distance: .5 miles (from the Lodge)
Estimated Time: 30-45 minutes round-trip
Ridge Trail Head
The Ridge Trail starts from the main road, in the southwest corner of the campus, and is marked with dark blue blazes. Beginning with a steep incline, this trail is an excellent workout with an incredible view at the top. This trail also takes you through a bit of Pike National Forest. At .3 miles, on your right, there is a massive rock formation where people often hold outdoor worship. Continuing up the trail, you will be enveloped in the forest. Once you reach the top of the ridge, you will find a collection of boulders to climb, along with Crown Rock, a tree that you can balance your way to, and all with a picturesque view of the beautiful nature we are surrounded by.
Distance: 1 mile
Estimated Time: 1.5-2 hours round-trip
The Way of the Cross
The Way of the Cross has two entrances, one at Aspen Chapel and one at the Ridge Trail Head. Both will take you into the Stations of the Cross, which are sheltered by an abundance of trees. Meditate, pray, reflect, or simply enjoy communing with nature by walking this beautiful trail. Each station offers a serene, spiritual destination. Just follow the dark green blazes and station icons. Prayers for the stations can be requested from the Cathedral Ridge Welcome Center.
Distance: 1 mile
Estimated Time: 1-1.5 hours round-trip
Beaver Trail Head/Beaver Pond
The trail starts from the fire road access across from Snowberry Cottage. This road is downhill to the beaver pond, and is an incline on the way back up. Enjoy being close to the water and observing the active beaver dam.
Estimated Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour round-trip