The Pikes Peak region’s mild temps and 300 days of sunshine make every season an adventure. Just because the thermostat drops doesn’t mean the activities do. From pumpkin patches, hot air balloon rides, snowshoeing and high teas, we’ve crafted up some of the BEST things to do in the fall and winter.
1. Leaf Peepin'
Wherever you explore in the Pikes Peak region, be prepared to experience a vibrant display of fall foliage. From ruby red to golden yellow, the ever-changing leaves are something you don’t want to miss here in the Rocky Mountains. Plan your trip and make sure you’re experiencing peak leaf-peeping. Check out our guide to all things Fall in Colorado Springs.
2. Pumpkin Patches & Hayrides
Pumpkin pickin’, hayrides and apple cider – oh my! There’s an abundance of family-friendly autumn activities to do here in the Springs. Feeling overwhelmed with options? Don’t worry – we’ve compiled a list below:
Is taking the scenic route more your jam? Roll down the windows and feel the crisp mountain air brush your face as you experience autumn from your car. Check out this thrilling scenic road trip to spark your wanderlust.
7. Autumn Beers
Fall in love with our local breweries. Whether it’s their signature flagships or their seasonal pumpkin ale, you’ll be sure to find something tasty. Click here for a list of our favorite local breweries.
1. Take a Tour
We know what you’re thinking – a jeep tour in the snow? Luckily, these jeeps from Colorado Jeep Tours are enclosed, heated and ready for adventure. Explore the vibrant rock formations of Red Rock Park or the depths of the Royal Gorge Canyon.
Enjoy a heated “sleigh ride” in a winter wonderland on a guided mountain tour with Great Outdoor Adventures. See the magic of Teller County under a blanket of snow. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
Experience award-winning Colorado cuisine paired with local distilled beverages. If you’re a foodie that loves trying the local restaurant scene, this is for you. Make sure you bring your stretchy pants!