Scenic Adventure Tours

From exciting adventure tours to relaxing scenic drives, the Colorado Springs area encompasses a wide variety of ways to take in the scenic beauty of the destination.


Hop on a guided Adventure tour

For the best scenic views and vantage points, take a guided tour with the local experts listed below:


Great Outdoors Adventures

Great Outdoors Adventures

Great Outdoors Adventures is an off-road and on-road vehicle rental company in Woodland Park, Colorado offering exceptional and safe…

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Play Dirty ATV Tours,

Play Dirty ATV Tours,

Play Dirty ATV Tours is a private tour guide service in the Texas Creek Trail System – considered to be the All-Terrain-Vehicle-Capital of…

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Rockhound ATV Rentals

Rockhound ATV Rentals

Nothing is more fun than riding an ATV in Pikes Peak back country - we will guide you to trails that are right for you. Enjoy beautiful views…

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Adventures Out West

Adventures Out West

Welcome to Adventures Out West. We enjoy showing our guests the splendor of our western country side. Adventures Out West is Colorado Springs…

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Colorado Jeep Tours

Colorado Jeep Tours

Welcome to Colorado Jeep Tours! At Colorado Jeep Tours we pride ourselves on providing high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours.…

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Manitou Springs Adventures - Tour Guides

Manitou Springs Adventures - Tour Guides

We are southern Colorado’s personalized Jeep touring and adventure team. As a locally owned small business touring company, we offer a unique…

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Rockhound Rentals

Rockhound Rentals

Rockhound Rentals ATV and Bicycle Tours: Beginner to advanced, we'll get you on the right trail or zooming down our pine forest trails! We…

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Cheyenne Canon Segways

Cheyenne Canon Segways

One and two hour Segway tours are available 7 days a week. See the Starsmore Discovery Center, Starr Kempf's kinetic art sculpture garden,…

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Amp’d Adventures

Amp’d Adventures

Enjoy bike riding in a whole new way. Our Electric Bike Tours and Rentals are like riding when you were a kid, only better! Join us on a…

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MTB With Stacy

MTB With Stacy

Contact Stacy for all your mountain biking needs! Hire a guide for local rides in Colorado Springs and surrounds. Improve your skills and…

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Challenge Unlimited

Challenge Unlimited

Pikes Peak by Bike…Back in the 1800's Zebulon Pike never dreamed that someday people would ride bikes down the peak that bears his name. On…

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Pikes Peak Bike Tours

Pikes Peak Bike Tours

Get ready for adventure! If you are looking for a fun, adventurous way to experience Colorado, Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours can provide you…

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TOP 5 SCENIC DRIVES IN COLORADO SPRINGS

The Colorado Springs area encompasses a wide variety of scenic drives in the region from pristine pine and aspen forests along Pikes Peak to twisty canyons and winding mountain passes.

1. Gold Belt Scenic Byway

Our most famous route is the Gold Belt Scenic Byway. This scenic drive takes you along the historic railroad and stagecoach routes where the most prominent, populated mining towns were located: Florissant, Victor, Canon City, Florence and nearby Cripple Creek. These scenic drives can take anywhere from two to eight hours and is about 135 miles total. Drive part of it or drive it all, but don’t forget to stop and take in each of the areas main attractions.

2. Golden Loop Historic Parkway

We also recommend the Golden Loop Historic Parkway, which was made famous during the gold rush in the 1890s. This area includes the Cripple Creek and Victor mining areas and takes you through historic mining backcountry roads.

gold loop parkway view

3. Pikes Peak Highway

Another one of our favorite scenic drives near Colorado Springs is the Pikes Peak Highway. Take the trip up to the mountain’s summit and overlook the city. This 19-mile road starts at 7,400 feet and climbs up to 14,115 feet at the top of the mountain. On your way up, you’ll see beautiful trees, serene lakes, hills and mountaintops.

Skyline Drive

4. Skyline Drive

Drive your passenger car on a road that ascends and follows the top of a high razorback ridge overlooking Cañon City. Skyline Drive is a one-way, paved road from US 50 on the west edge of town. Soon the landscape falls away hundreds of feet on both sides, which is just a bit hair-raising. The city spreads out on both sides of you and there are pullouts to enjoy the view. Towards the top, there is an interpretive display to help you see the ancient dinosaur tracks embedded in the cliff face.

Shrine

5. Russell Tutt Scenic Highway

A "hidden gem" is the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway. It takes you to the Will Rodgers Shrine inside the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It's only a 1.4-mile drive up the mountain and it provides amazing views of Colorado Springs. The cost is included in your zoo admission for that day.  

The fall months are especially pretty for these Colorado scenic drives, so be sure to bring your camera to capture the golden hues of the trees and other foliage.

Enjoy these breathtaking drives near Colorado Springs