1. Soar above the Royal Gorge
Strap in and soar across the Royal Gorge on the country's highest zip line. Hold on tight as you take in 360-degree views of the Arkansas River, 1,000 feet below you. Don't look down doesn't apply here. Up for more adventure? Climb the walls of the Royal Gorge on a Via Ferrata course unlike any other in the state.
2. Climb Aboard a Rolling Restaurant
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is a breathtaking and memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy gorgeous scenery, great service and delicious food sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
3. Explore TripAdvisor's #1 Park
Explore towering red rock formations with numerous hiking trails and viewpoint pull-offs in the Garden of the Gods. Whether you're leisurely strolling along the pristine, paved walkways or climbing to the top of a rock, you'll be sure to see spectacular views, lush vegetation and local wildlife.
4. Stand atop Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
Summit the 14,115-feet of the mountain that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful. Join a tour, drive, hike or bike your way up this beloved landmark and enjoy views usually reserved for the heavens.
5. Tackle award-winning rapids of the Arkansas River
Get your adrenaline flowing with a thrilling ride down the whitewater of the Arkansas River. Climb aboard a raft with one of our many professional rafting outfitters and choose your adventure — from mild, family floats to heart-pumping advanced adventures, Colorado Springs has the perfect trip for you.
6. Discover your inner champion
Did you know that Colorado Springs is Olympic City USA? As the home to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center and incredible natural training grounds like the Manitou Incline, inspiration is around every corner.