There's always something new and exciting to experience in and around Colorado Springs. Check back often to find the latest and greatest in this mountain region.
NEW THINGS TO DO
U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame – 2019
The official groundbreaking for the future site of America’s only Olympic museum took place on June 9, 2017. The 60,000-square foot museum will be located at the intersection of Vermijo Avenue and Sierra Madre Street. It will house an Olympic Hall of Fame, exhibits highlighting the history of American athletes, a state-of-the-art theater, gift shop, cafe', and broadcast studio.
See progress on the museum:
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park’s Via Ferrata
Celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year, the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will open Colorado’s newest adventure, a Via Ferrata on the granite walls of the Royal Gorge, the summer of 2019. This guided-only activity will be open to a wide range of ages, and courses from easy to more challenging with the average tour ranging from two to five hours.
Great Outdoors Adventures
Find new adventures and lesser-known trails by taking an off-road tour with a professional guide. Choose from two- and four-seat side-by-side off-road vehicles to climb Rocky Mountain terrain. Feel like someone straight out of the future in a Polaris Slingshot or put the pedal to the metal on a Fat Bike bicycle. Those looking for a little more self-exploration can rent each vehicle on their own.
Pike Ride Bike Share
Colorado Springs’ first bike share program has launched. Bike sharing is the fastest growing form of transportation in the world. Durable bikes are made publicly available for short-term use through a system of densely located downtown stations. Visitors can purchase 24-hour, weekly or monthly memberships. The bikes are easy to ride with comfortable seats, hand breaks and eight gears.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s Dixon Trail
After nearly a decade of planning, Colorado Springs’ newest trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain is open to the public. Mainly constructed by volunteers, the trek navigates 2,998 feet of elevation gain. The trail’s challenging upper section is only open to hikers due to the steep terrain. Those looking for an easier option can hike, bike or ride horses on a turnaround near the two-mile point.
NEW LODGING AND VENUES
SCP Colorado Springs
SCP Colorado Springs is centered around the concept of holistic hospitality, where guests stay consciously. The first property of its kind in the country provides a range of opportunities for guests to refresh their bodies and souls,
to connect with community and to make better choices for the planet.
ColoRADo Adventure Hostel
Colorado Adventure Hostel is passionate about creating an impactful experience for guests and love to share all the adventure that Colorado Springs has to offer. Each room is themed after Colorado landmarks with colorful murals courtesy of local artists. Landscapes include places like The Broadmoor Seven Falls, the Great Sand Dunes and an all-female room with purple mountain backdrops. The site features 66 beds and a 420-friendly room.
NEW TO EAT & DRINK
Lincoln Center is the hottest new kid on the block. This re-developed former elementary school, built in 1948, houses several tasty tenants like Goat Patch Brewing, Nightingale Bread, Building 3 Coffee Roasters, Tailgate BBQ,
Smørbrød and several food trucks throughout the week. Wander the halls without feeling guilty for skipping class.
Local Motive Party Bus & Colorado Craft Tours
Climb aboard the Local Motive Party Bus or book a Colorado Craft Tour to enjoy an array of local hot spots like distilleries, eateries and of course, microbreweries. Be whisked away on an entertaining afternoon full of new
friends, libations and some great history from around the region.
One of downtown’s newest eateries strives to indulge the curious, welcome wanderers and inspire the conversationalist. With walls adorned with colorful goddess murals and a cascading bar chandelier, the globally inspired menu impresses with everything from fries and curry sauce, to duck confit macaroni and cheese. Wash it down with a creative cocktail featuring absinthe or cachaca.