The Best Things to Do in Colorado Springs

1. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is about sharing the wonders of the natural world with kids of all ages and providing memories for a lifetime at America’s mountain Zoo. Named #6 Best Zoo in North America by USA TODAY 10B est Readers' Choice Awards, you’re in for way more than just watching.

2. Garden of the Gods

Located in Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods is a registered National Natural Landmark. Towering 300’ sandstone rock formations abound. See the “Kissing Camels” & “Balancing Rock” formations. Very easy access is only part of what makes this a special place. One of the most visited places in Southern Colorado.

3. White Water Rafting in the Royal Gorge

The Arkansas River in Colorado has become the most popular place for rafting in the western U.S. The Royal Gorge is the best and most exciting white water trip in all of Colorado with its easy access, spectacular views and nearly continuous rapids – 7 of 10 miles of nearly continuous class II – IV white water thrills. Be ready for an unforgettable adventure in the Royal Gorge. Book your rafting trip with Whitewater Adventures today!

4. Pikes Peak

Known as “America’s Mountain”. Located just 15 miles west of Colorado Springs on Hwy 24. Free shuttles are available each day from Memorial Day weekend to around mid-October to take you to the top of this 14,000 foot peak. Enjoy picnic areas, hiking trails and spectacular views. Best to start early and be back down in the early afternoon due to the potential for lightening & thunderstorms.

5. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Located just west of Canon City, Colorado. The Royal Gorge Bridge is an engineering wonder. Completed in 1929, the Royal Gorge Park has become the most popular attraction in Canon City. The bridge is 1260 feet long – 18 feet wide and is about 965 feet from the surface of the Arkansas River. Sometimes the questions arises as to why the bridge was built and where does it go? The answer is – to the other side. The Park is open 365 days a year.

6. Glen Eyrie Castle

Escape the ordinary and create memories that will last a lifetime! Whether you attend a Tea or one of our Tours, Glen Eyrie is a place that leaves you in awe and invites you to be a part of something much bigger than yourself.

7. Tour the Olympic Training Center

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center programs. USA Swimming and USA Shooting have their national headquarters on complex. More than 15 other member organizations, as well as two international sports federations and the USOC headquarters are also located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

8. Royal Gorge Route Train

Located in Canon City, Colorado. This 2-hour train ride through the Royal Gorge is known as “the most arresting scenic train in all of American railroading”. A heritage railroad and historic train ride along what is considered to be the most famed portion of the former Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Year-round train rides including dinner trains, special events and the popular “Santa Express” in November & December. All aboard!

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