14,000 Adventures in the Pikes Peak Region

June 27, 2017

Your Adventure Starts Here

Whether you want something that gets your blood pumping, a trip through our rich local history, or the best place to relax and soak up that Colorado vibe — we’ve got the perfect adventure for you!

With so much to do, and so many ways to enjoy it, the adventure possibilities are endless. Every adventure is different, because every adventurer is unique.

Welcome to your new favorite place!

Pikes Peak -- America's Mountain

Start your day on top of the world

So few experiences this grand in scale are so accessible to the everyman. Wind your way up 19 miles of pure heaven, through different biomes, past towering boulders, crystal-clear reservoirs, where every curve of the road offers a new breathtaking view. Fill up the tank, clear room on your camera for photos and enjoy 14,115 feet of pure AAAAAahhhhhh.

Local’s Tip: Be sure to bring a jacket, the summit is typically 30-40 degrees cooler.
Time allowance: 3-4 hours

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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

America's only mountain zoo!

Hailed by TripAdvisor as one of the top zoos in the country, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is best known for their large herd of reticulated giraffes. They’d be mighty grateful if you fed them some lettuce, available in the hut near their balcony that allows you to get up close and personal. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because you’re going to want to explore every habitat at this awesome zoo!

Local’s Tip: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is well known for their breeding programs, so keep your eyes out for baby animals!
Time allowance: 2-3 hours

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Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Touch 700-year-old history

Originally moved to Manitou Springs in the early 1900’s, the Cliff Dwellings has served as a hands-on educational museum for well over 100 years. Climb inside the dwellings and imagine life as an ancient Pueblo Indian, try your hand at grinding corn, and soak in the cool feeling of the sandstone. There are no “Do Not Touch” signs here!

Local’s Tip: Meet the wolves from Colorado Wolf Adventures twice monthly.
Time allowance: 1-2 hours

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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Give your soul some elbow room!

Hanging 956 feet above the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is the highest suspension bridge in the United States. We recommend you ride the gondola across the gorge, and head back on the bridge. Or, for the truly daring, take the zip line across. The kids will love the Tommy Knocker Playland, and you’ll love the gorge-side BBQ and fresh squeezed lemonade!

Local’s Tip: Be sure to take a photo by the flag of your favorite state!
Time allowance: 3-4 hours

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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

All aboard this 15-ton steam engine!

Sit back and have a relaxing 45-minute trip through the heritage of Historic Cripple Creek & Victor, CO. You’ll watch your kiddo’s face light up when they hear the train honk it’s horn! The open-air cars offers endless photo opps and the train has multiple pause points to ensure you get quality shots that will give you a life time of memories.

Local’s Tip: Visit during the fall months. You will experience vibrant reds and yellow leaves from our aspen trees.
Time allowance: 1 hour

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