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ADA Accessible Attractions

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!

Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog RailwayADA accessible seating is not available for purchase online, but they would be happy to reserve accessible seating for you if you call (719) 685-5401. Please note that their ADA accessible seating is extremely limited, they may not be able to accommodate the specific time or date requested, and your entire party may not be able to sit together.
Academy Riding StablesLimited Accessibility
Adventures Out WestAOW has just added an ADA accessible Jeep to their fleet, complete with hydraulic lift and custom factory seatbelts that allow wheelchair-using guests to new freedom on their Jeep tours. Call for information: 719-578-0935
Broadmoor OutfittersWith advance notice, we can make accommodations for some of our activities. Please call 719.471.6168 for additional information.
Broadmoor Seven FallsEverything is ADA accessible except for the stairs up the side of the falls and the trails above the falls. They 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 ZooBeing a mountain zoo, they work hard to ensure that their exhibits and buildings are safe and accessible to all guests. In an effort to help our guests navigate the Zoo’s hilly terrain, they operate a golf cart shuttle as weather and staffing allows. This shuttle stops at the entrances to many exhibits around the Zoo. One of their shuttles is wheelchair accessible. There are elevators at the two areas of the Zoo where the elevation change is the greatest – at the colobus monkey tower and up to the grizzly bear exhibit. The rest of the Zoo is hilly, but can be navigated via wheelchair or electric scooter, which are both available for rent at the Zoo (or you’re welcome to bring your own). For more detailed information, visit https://www.cmzoo.org/visit/accessibility/
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.
Flying W RanchFacility is ADA compliant but to create a truly unique western experience, the area is not paved. Expect gravel parking lot and walkways.
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 MountainSummit is fully accessible. The rest of the mountain is limited due to 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 with the mountain terrain. Buildings and Aerial Gondola are wheelchair accessible (wheelchair can be no wider than 30′ on the Gondola).
Space Foundation Discovery CenterFull Accessibility
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum ADA Accessible. Wheelchairs are available for complimentary guest use on a first-come, first-served basis. (Guests can simply leave a photo ID while using the wheelchair.) To reserve a wheelchair in advance, please email [email protected].
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.

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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