Top 55 Attractions In Colorado Springs, CO - Visit Colorado Springs

55 Colorado Springs Attractions in 5 Days

You may not be able to go to 55 attractions in 5 days, but we did.

Colorado Springs and the surrounding region have an overwhelming amount of things to do and see! In fact, there are more than 60 man-made and natural attractions to experience. 

There's no way anyone could experience them all in just one trip. Tracy, Chelsy and Sarah thought they would give this epic adventure a shot. Welcome to the "55 Attractions in 5 Days" Challenge.

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cadet chapel

Day 1

  1. Cadet Chapel - Air Force Academy
  2. Bomber Plane Display - Air Force Academy
  3. Western Museum of Mining & Industry
  4. Whit's End - Focus on the Family
  5. ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy
  6. Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum
  7. Glen Eyrie Castle
  8. Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
  9. Garden of the Gods Visitor Center & Park
  10. Garden of the Gods Trading Post
  11. Flying W Wranglers (re-opening TBD)

whitewater rafting

Day 2

  1. Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  2. May Museum of Natural History (Bug Museum)
  3. Whitewater Rafting with Echo Canyon River Expeditions
  4. Other Rafting Partners
  5. Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
  6. Royal Gorge Aerial Tram (Under reconstruction - to open in 2015)
  7. Royal Rush SkyCoaster
  8. Royal Gorge Incline Railway (Permanently Closed)
  9. Royal Gorge Bridge
  10. Royal Gorge Scenic Railway (Permanently Closed)
  11. Royal Gorge Route Railroad
  12. Museum of Colorado Prisons
  13. Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

horseback colorado springs

Day 3

  1. Academy Riding Stables
  2. Manitou Springs Mineral Springs
  3. Pikes Peak Cog Railway - (Closed)*
  4. Barr Trail
  5. Miramont Castle Museum
  6. Arcade Amusements Penny Arcade
  7. The Olive Tap
  8. Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings
  9. Wind Walker Challenge Course
  10. Cave of the Winds
  11. El Pomar Carriage House Museum
  12. Ghost Town Museum
  13. Florissant Fossil Beds

*Please Note: After 126 years of operation, The Pikes Peak Cog Railway has decided not to reopen this spring for 2018, or for the foreseeable future. Over the past several months, the railroad has undergone a major evaluation and it has been determined that the infrastructure and equipment has run its course.  The railroad is in the process of determining next steps and action plans for the future.

wildlife colorado springs

Day 4

  1. Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
  2. Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
  3. Cripple Creek Heritage Center
  4. Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
  5. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
  6. The North Pole – Santa’s Workshop
  7. Rock Climbing with Front Range Climbing Company
  8. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
  9. Money Museum
  10. Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center
  11. Memorial Park Skate Park
  12. Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

cheyenne mountain zoo

Day 5

  1. Pikes Peak Highway
  2. Donuts – Summit House
  3. Bike Down Pikes Peak with Challenge Unlimited
  4. Michael Garman Magic Town
  5. World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame
  6. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  7. Seven Falls