Cycling in Colorado Springs


Pedal your way through nearly 120 miles of urban bike trails and more than 60 miles of unpaved mountain trails.

Day 1

Experience the route of the pros. Take a ride through Garden of the Gods Park. This National Natural Landmark boasts bright red-hued vertical spires and interesting rock formations like "Kissing Camels" and "Balanced Rock." Mountain biking is allowed on designated mountain biking trails in the Park. In addition, all one-way roads in the Park have paved biked lanes. The Starlight Spectacular in the Garden of the Gods Park is a night time recreational bike ride benefiting the Trails and Open Space Coalition of Colorado Springs. It is the first event of Ridefinders Bike Week each summer. This park is often considered to be one of the most beautiful trails for cycling in Colorado Springs. Best of all? The park is free to the public.

Once done in the Garden of the Gods, a stop to the charming mountain town of nearby Manitou Springs is necessary. Taste the natural mineral springs scattered throughout the town, grab a bite and visit the unique shops. Once done, check into The Cliff House at Pikes Peak or one of the area’s great B&Bs. A Room with a View is especially bike-friendly, they offer a 10 percent discount if traveling by motorcycle or bicycle (the bike can even be on the rack of the car). As the evening cools, make a stop in Memorial Park for a ride around Prospect Lake or the Velodrome.

Day 2

Awake bright and early, it’s the day to bike down Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain! Two local bike trails in Colorado Springs offer the adventure of a lifetime, Challenge Unlimited and Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours.

Another tour option includes the 17-mile ride, starting at St. Peters Dome, follows the Gold Camp Road, an old railroad bed used for transporting gold at the turn of the century, from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs. Once the ride is complete, relax a bit and make a stop at the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center for a guided tour.

Day 3

Grab breakfast in bustling Downtown Colorado Springs, don’t miss Art on the Streets, a multitude of eye-catching sculptures scattered throughout the area. Make the trip up to the United States Air Force Academy and hit the 13-mile Falcon Trail loop. Make sure to stop by the Visitor Center and Cadet Chapel before leaving the base. Other popular trails for your cycling itinerary in Colorado Springs include the New Sante Fe Regional Trail, Red Rocks Open Space, North Cheyenne Cañon and Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

Did you know the Colorado Springs boasts a Silver Status as a "Bicycle Friendly Community?" Learn more here. 

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