I have done a lot of exploring around the Springs. One of my best friends was in the Air Force stationed at the Springs. We rode most all the trails around on dirt bikes. My friend started a mapping business while stationed there so we rode and rated the trails. We climbed Mt Baldy and were working toward racing up Pikes Peak. My friend left the Springs for Great Falls where we raced snowmobiles in West Yellowstone before the enviros closed the town in winter.
I think you will enjoy the area, there is much to do, depends on what you like to do.