ADA Accessible Attractions in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region

Accessibility in the Pikes Peak Region

Some of our earliest visitors came to the Pikes Peak region in search of the dry cool air and restorative mineral springs.  Known as an area to seek curative vitality many came to enjoy the wonders at the base of that big beautiful mountain.  That legacy has never left us.

Health and accessibility is in our very tourism DNA, so you’ll find lots of accessible trails and attractions.  However, because of the age or nature of some of these great places and activities, some have certain physical limitations. Wherever possible, the attractions have made improvements to ensure all visitors can enjoy the attractions to the fullest extent.  Check out this list of great attractions for more information, and when in doubt, give us a shout. We’ll help you navigate the area.  It’s literally what we’re here for!

AttractionAccessibility
Academy Riding StablesLimited Accessibility
Adventures Out WestCall for information: 719-578-0935
Broadmoor Seven FallsEverything is ADA accessible except for the stairs up the side of the falls and the trails above the falls. We always have 1 to 2 shuttles that have lifts on them in our rotation. Due to safety concerns, personal vehicles are not allowed in the Park other than staff vehicles. The tram trailers have a wheelchair ramp.
Cave of the Winds - Discovery TourLimited due to accessibility in the cave. Accommodations will be made for partial tours as needed.
Challenge Unlimited - Pikes Peak by BikeNot handicap accessible
Cheyenne Mountain ZooLimited. Being a mountain zoo, we work hard to ensure that outdoor exhibits and buildings are safe and accessible to all guests. Guests will notice, both our Aquatics building and Primate World are much older buildings, but are still accessible via ramps. Additionally there are tram stops at the entrances to many exhibits around the Zoo – in an effort to help our guests navigate our zoos hilly terrain we operate a shuttle as weather and staffing allows.
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge RailroadHandicap and Wheelchair Accommodation is provided with assistance from our staff, please call for specific arrangements.
Echo Canyon River ExpeditionsWe accommodate a variety of physical abilities on our raft trips and have for many years. We just need to be made aware in advance and communicate with the party involved for safety purposes.
Garden of the Gods Trading PostFull Accessibility
Ghost Town MuseumFull Accessibility, boardwalks are bumpy but fully ramped.
Historic Cripple CreekFull Accessibility
Historic Manitou SpringsVaries business to business
Iron Springs Chateau MelodramaLimited Handicap Accessibility
Manitou Cliff DwellingsLimited Accessibility with ramp in front of the ruins. People in wheelchairs are admitted for FREE, if they communicate this to the gate attendant.
May Natural History MuseumLimited Accessibility
Miramont Castle MuseumLimited Accessibility
Mollie Kathleen Gold MineLimited Accessibility
North Pole – Santa's WorkshopLimited Accessibility
Old Colorado CityVaries business to business
Pikes Peak – America's MountainLimited Accessibility with the mountain terrain.
Pikes Peak Tour by Gray LineYes. It is recommended you call for reservations in advance so we can assure equipment is appropriate: 719.465.1871
Pro Rodeo Hall of FameFull Accessibility
Royal Gorge Bridge and ParkLimited Accessibility
Space Foundation Discovery CenterFull Accessibility
Western Museum of Mining & IndustryInside the museum the tour is handicap accessible for the most part. One section, the mine replica, is doable but awkward for those in a wheel chair.
Important info for 2019:

From May through October, there will be free shuttles partway up the Pikes Peak Highway to help folks spend more time on the summit.  There is currently a large construction project creating a new Summit House and the building material is taking up some of the parking at the summit.  Vehicles with passengers requiring ADA accessibility will be allowed to summit in their own vehicles.  If you would prefer to take the shuttles rather than driving your own vehicle to the summit, please let the rangers know at the gate in order to ensure proper arrangements are made.

High Altitude Tips:

The elevation is often a concern for visitors and more particularly if there are other health complications.  Please consult your doctor prior to traveling, particularly if you are planning to go to the top of Pikes Peak.  It’s always better to be safe than sorry.  If at any time during your travels into the mountains you start to feel sick, the best remedy is to move to a lower elevation and seek medical help.  Remaining hydrated is one of the best ways to acclimate to the elevation and combat altitude sickness.  It’s also a great idea to spend a few days in Colorado Springs, acclimating to that elevation, before traveling into the mountains.

For more information about altitude sickness, check out these 6 High-Altitude Tips

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