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Recreations Along the Short Line; August 1905
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The Short Line Blue Book, August 1905
(page 68-69)

Text has some bits and pieces added/changed here and there compared to the July 1902 Blue Book Issue text.
Sport and Recreation Along
The Short Line
Delightful Picnic, Camping and Fishing
Resorts Abound Along The Short Line,
for which special Low Rates are made
for Daily and Sunday Excursions


Are seen from the top with easy trails and shady rambles leading to the rippling streams at the bottom. A burro and pony trail to Marianna Park and the Summit of Pike's Peak from North Cheyenne Station. Splendid camping ground at South Cheyenne Station.


Ten miles from Colorado Springs, at the confluence of North and South Cheyenne Canons, is the "gateway" to Buffalo Canon and Grouse Park, romantic spots. The parks may be comfortably reached on foot over easy trails and shady paths, skirting a crystal mountain stream fed by the beautiful St. Mary's Falls.


Fifteen miles from Colorado Springs, guarding an entrance of South Cheyenne, is a natural mountain park, with dense pine and spruce forests, purest mountain water, and all facilities for a pleasant day's outing for large and small parties. A trail leads to the summit of St. Peter's Dome, and the "Stars and Stripes" may be seen waving every day from the top of the flagstaff. The view from the peak of this mighty granite sentinel embraces the magnificent canons, famous mountain peaks and thriving cities and towns in the valleys, and is unsurpassed.


Sixteen miles from Colorado Springs. Pretty mountain and canon trails leading from station to the Magnesia Springs, half mile. The medicinal qualities of the water are pronounced extremely beneficial for stomach troubles. Cottage and tent accommodations.


Midway between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District, just west of the Summit, is a beautiful natural park, surrounded by giant mountain peaks, among which are Mt. Rosa, Big Chief, St. Louis, etc. Here may be found an abundance of pure sparkling water from innumerable gushing springs and trout streams, while the many rambles among the tall spruce and pine trees, exuding their health-giving fragrance, will afford delightful recreation. Dancing pavilion and base ball grounds for picnic parties.


At Clyde Station, 15 miles from Cripple Creek and 30 miles from Colorado Springs, is one of Nature's most romantic and wonderful resorts. Just west of the station is Cathedral Park, noted for its sublime scenery and fantastic rocks and cathedral spires - a truly wonderful sight, rivaling, it is said, the famous Garden of the Gods. A perpetual ice cavern is one of the interesting and remarkable features of this resort.

The Middle Beaver and Bison Creeks abound in trout, making the resort a paradise for the angler, while distant only three miles, over a good road, are the famous Seven Lakes, the great fishing resort. Meals and lodging may be obtained at the rustic cottage adjoining the station. Large dancing pavilion, base ball grounds, refreshment booths and boating on lake for excursion parties.


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