Escape the heat and everyday hustle and bustle to the cool, refreshing Rocky Mountain air of Colorado Springs.
With nearly 300 days of blue skies and more than 60 unique attractions, there’s an experience for the whole family to enjoy together. Whether you prefer to explore winding trails in the great outdoors, chill out poolside or catch thrills at one of our area attractions, we’ve got you covered.
EXPLORE OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD LANDSCAPES
The Pikes Peak region is famous for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking natural wonders. Explore the great outdoors with these can’t-miss, amazing natural attractions.
1. PIKES PEAK - AMERICA'S MOUNTAIN
There’s nothing like taking the twists and turns of the Pikes Peak Highway to catch breathtaking views of reservoirs, wildlife and endless blue skies from the 4,302-kilometer summit. Whether you drive or take a bus or Jeep up, hike the 20+ kilometers to the top or enjoy a thrilling bike ride back down, it’s sure to be an experience you and the rellies will always remember.
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2. GARDEN OF THE GODS PARK
Marvel at towering red rock formations and navigate beautifully manicured, winding trails by foot, bike, electric bike, horseback, trolley, Jeep or Segway. Stop in the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center first to learn about the history, geology and local wildlife that make this park so special.
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3. PAINT MINES INTERPRETIVE PARK
Take a trip to Mars without leaving Colorado Springs. This park spans four miles with deep orange and red sandstone spire rock formations called “hoodoos.” Canyon-like paths and unfamiliar foliage make this experience feel like you’re truly on another planet. On a clear night, it also boasts some of the best stargazing in the region.
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TEST THE WATERS
Grab your swimmers and complete your Colorado outdoor experience with some time on the water. Whether you want to make a splash or chill by the beach, we’ve got just what you need.
1. WHITEWATER RAFTING
Grab a wetsuit and climb aboard a raft for an adventure on the world-class waters of the Arkansas River. Whether you're looking for a pulse-pounding adrenaline rush or a family-friendly float, our numerous rafting outfitters have the training and experience to ensure your whitewater trip is fun, safe and unforgettable.
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Whether you want to fish from the middle of a river, take a boat out onto a reservoir or sit on the banks of a glistening lake, Colorado Springs offers heaps of different fishing spots for anglers of all ages and abilities. Guides and tackle shops are available to help you create an amazing experience.
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3. “BEACH" SIDE
These may not be the sandy beaches you’re used to down under, but the shores in COS have all the serenity you need to pull up a lounge chair while the ankle-biters splash around. Enjoy Kidz Camp at the beach at Cheyenne Mountain Resort or hop on a paddleboard, grab a fishing pole and relax at a reservoir on Pikes Peak.
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THE NEED FOR SPEED
Looking for white-knuckled, heart-pumping, push-to-the-ultimate-limit adventure? Try these pedal-to-the-metal activities and while you're here.
Muffle your screams on the one-of-a-kind TERROR-dactyl at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Specially built for the location, the seat dangles 61 meters above Williams Canyon. With an arched drop of 45 meters, the experience reaches nearly 160 kph.
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2. CLOUDSCRAPER ZIP LINE
Glide more than 366 meters above the Arkansas River at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Strap into the Zip Rider and reach up to 65 kph hour on the country’s highest zip line. Make it a double threat with the Royal Rush Skycoaster that swings high over the gorge.
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3. OVERDRIVE RACEWAY
Feed your competitive spirit at this one-of-a-kind indoor go-kart raceway. These high-performance electric karts give you a “real as life” racing experience that can reach up to 40 mph! Sneak upstairs at this two-level race track and enjoy a hand-crafted bevy while the kids race.
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No matter how you and your family spend your time in Colorado Springs, we promise to make a lasting impression.