After perusing the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center and watching a very informative movie on cadet life,
we walked the 1/3 mile over to the chapel and campus quad. The Chapel is quite a landmark with it's seventeen spires.
The class rooms buildings circle a large quad and classes are all within a ten minute walk. The quad was completely empty at 11:20. We hit it just right because at 11:30 classes let out for lunch and the various squads lined up for formations and followed the color guard into the cafeteria.
The whole ceremony took less than a few minutes and was pretty impressive.
We stopped at one of the overlooks on the way out. You can see how the chapel provides a great landmark.
The grounds are beautiful, but the weather was not so we cut our visit short. Its a 5 star diamond hotel and I have seen room advertised on Trivago starting at $195 per night which really translates to almost $300 per night after taxes, parking, and services charges which are all tacked on.
The breweries for the day where the Phantom Canyon Brewing and Trinity Brewing, both local micro breweries. Yep, it appears this is turning into a brew tour. Boulder and Ft Collins are next pending how the jello shakes.