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Colorado Springs

Known for Gardens, Hiking and Mountains

Filled with Wild West saloons, incredible restaurants, and military history, this mountain city awaits trailblazers of all kinds.

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The second-largest city in the state, Colorado Springs may live in the shadow of Denver when it comes to size, but not when it comes to elevation. This city is more than a mile above sea level, but since that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, the people who nicknamed Colorado Springs chose to embody an even loftier ideal. Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, as well as the U.S. Olympic Committee, so this lovely mountain abode has called itself “America’s Olympic City.”

Not surprisingly, one of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions is Garden of the Gods, a set of monumental sandstone formations shooting up out of the ground. It’s one of the best free things to do in Colorado Springs, so wrap your rock-climbing fingers around those peaks. That, or hike or bike your way around them before heading up to the visitors center, which overlooks the entire garden—this is where you’ll get those fantastic Instagram shots, by the way. Of course, the more well-known Pikes Peak is certainly worth a climb as well.

Wondering what to do in Colorado Springs indoors? Head to Old Colorado City and get a glimpse of the historical heart of the original town, founded in 1860. Wander through 21 shops and restaurants that used to be dens of vice (today, we’d call them saloons). Throw back a whiskey, pick out a pair of your very own cowboy boots, and then ride off into the sunset.

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Things to do in Colorado Springs

Get a taste for the Colorado landscape as you explore this huge city park on your own or during a guided bus or Segway tour.

The second-most visited mountain in the world is an easy day trip from Colorado’s capital. 

Enjoy a free tour of the military campus where young men and women are trained to be officers in the United States Air Force.

Tour the mountainside zoo to see hundreds of animals in replicas of their natural habitats. Feed giraffes and look down on the animals from a chairlift.

Go on a subterranean adventure to explore caves, caverns and rock formations that are hundreds of millions of years old. 

Thrill to the awesome scenery, hiking trails and wildlife spotting opportunities in the rugged foothills of a mountain.

Trover photo by Monika Reyes

Explore Seven Falls, a popular green space in Colorado Springs, and enjoy the hiking trails. Discover the mountain views and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

The highest train ride in the United States travels through forests and past wildlife on its way to the summit of Pikes Peak.

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Our most popular Jeep tour, this historic sight-seeing adventure is a great way to enjoy the Pikes Peak region!! Our entertaining and informative cowboy guides take you through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak, highlighting scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights.

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See all of America’s mountain!! Offered in the morning to take advantage of the best views and weather, this unique tour starts with an incredible journey to the summit of Pikes Peak.

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Zipline over the foothills of historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. Perched high above Manitou Springs over Gregory Gulch, you will indulge in excitement and spectacular vistas while soaring over this beautiful alpine canyon.

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Alpine glow is a breath-taking sight from our hot air balloons as we fly serenely in the wake of the Rocky Mountain Front Range at sunrise. From the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak, this is where the deer and the antelope play!! Each hour-long flight is a journey guided by the winds and the skill of your pilot.

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A great way to experience one of nature's greatest treasures: Garden of the Gods!! This tour includes sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook. Unobscured views and a mellow pace will ensure your visit to this beautiful red rock park is memorable.

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Downtown Colorado Springs is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with your wits and your smartphones.

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