Most Popular Activities in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods

One of the most beautiful places in the entire city. Garden of the Gods offers visitors stunning views and great hiking. Definitely a must visit when in town.

Manitou Springs / Old Colorado City

Take a trip over to the west side of Colorado Springs and visit historic Old Colorado City and Manitou Springs. Both areas are great for a leisurely stroll through the numerous gift shops, art galleries and restaurants.

The Broadmoor Hotel

The Broadmoor is the most famous hotel in Colorado Springs and has hosted many A-listers over the years. The hotel is opulent and luxurious, but there are activities there for any budget. You can walk around the property and admire the grounds for free, or visit any of their bars or restaurants. We enjoy visiting Play, an upscale bowling alley / eatery. Of course, if you are interested, the golf course and the Spa services are world class and a great way to spend an afternoon.

7 Falls, Rainbow Falls, and Helen Hunt Falls

Waterfalls might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Colorado Springs, but there are several close by that are popular with visitors and locals alike.

Air Force Academy

Without a doubt, one of the most iconic institutions in the country is located right here in our backyard. The Academy has a lot to offer guest including the Chapel and hiking and biking trails. Under normal circumstances, the public is allowed onsite, but be sure to check out their website first.

Cave of the Winds

Head up Highway 24 to Cave of the Winds to go down into the earth. There is more to this park than just underground caves – they actually have an adventure park with a zip line, a via ferrata and a ropes course.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway

Looking for a fun way to get to the summit of Pikes Peak? Take the historic cog railway to the top and enjoy the newly built visitor center located over 14,000 feet above sea level.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the highest zoo in America and one of our favorite places to visit. The zoo has really good exhibits and really good views. Be prepared, however, a day at the zoo is a day filled with walking!