Small downtown has relaxed feel. View of Pikes Peak a constant. Monument Creek Trail a pleasant run, walk or mountain bike opportunity. Go north from behind Colorado College, starting at Monument or Cache La Poudre streets. Fine Arts Center there ideal for a culture stop. Parkway adjacent to trail has many benches facing west for view of the mountain. Trails north of Bijou the most safe and active. You may see red foxes, Northern Flicker woodpeckers, and the usual canine suspects. Tejon Street has restaurants offering breakfast, lunch & dinner. Rico's a nice spot for coffee, short menu, and occasional live music of jazz or folk persuasion. La Creperie truly cozy dinner spot (think tight seating & small tables) with good food. Fratelli on Nevada St. near Bijou a great Italian spot.
This tip has the address "Downtown; Uintah or Bijou St exits from I-25"