My oldest daughter has just moved to Colorado Springs. I'm looking for interesting locations within about hour or two from Colorado Springs. West and probably north. Thanks for any suggestions.
To my mind the more interesting bits are west, but south. The Great Sand Dunes National Park is just 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs, and is a fantastic place to see. The southern mountain ranges of Colorado are also really interesting but generally further out.
Florissant Fossil beds national monument may also be worth a visit, it's less than an hour away. Just wandering around some of the back roads out there and to the south may find some interesting places.