Colorado Springs Attractions that Require Reservations
And a few that recommend them…
One of our first priorities here at Pikes Peak Region Attractions is to make sure you have all the tools to plan an awesome, seamless and exciting vacation here in our little slice of heaven. And while surprises can be a great joy, in the right circumstances, discovering you haven’t planned far enough in advance is the wrong kind of surprise! The Pikes Peak Region is a popular place with only so many saddles and so many spots on the raft. This can be especially true during the height of our summer season. Save your place early so you don’t miss out on an epic adventure.
We also have a few members who require timed-entry reservations. A surprising side-effect of the pandemic that visitors have actually found kind of nice — so it’s hung on as a regular practice. Attractions are a lot more fun to visit when all of the day’s visitors don’t show up at the same time!
Now many of the folks that take reservations, will bend over backwards to accommodate you if they can. You may need to wait a little longer to enjoy a tour, but if they can make it happen, they sure will.
No reservations? No problem!
And finally, if you’re the spontaneous sort and hate to plan, we have lots of great things to do that don’t take reservations. We’ve listed them too, just to make it as clear as possible.
Mid-June to mid-July is our busiest time of year. Weekdays are a little slower than weekends but only slightly during the summer months. Early morning and late afternoon tend to have more availability than midday if you are trying to book last minute. The Pikes Peak Region has beautiful mild weather much of the year, and although some of our attractions aren’t open all year, there’s a ton you can do here in the winter with a lot less people! We’re here to help if you have questions. Enjoy!
|Attractions||Reservations||Website for Reservations or Tickets|
|Academy Riding Stables||Required||AcademyRidingStables.com|
|Adventures Out West||Required||AdvOutWest.com|
|The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway||Required||CogRailway.com|
|The Broadmoor Outfitters||Required||BroadmoorOutfitters.com|
|The Broadmoor Seven Falls||None||SevenFalls.com|
|Cave of the Winds||Required||CaveoftheWinds.com|
|Cheyenne Mountain Zoo||Required||CMZoo.org|
|Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad||None|
|Echo Canyon River Expeditions||Required||RaftEcho.com|
|Flying W Ranch||Pre-purchased tickets recommended||FlyingW.com|
|Garden of the Gods Trading Post||None|
|Ghost Town Museum||None|
|Historic Cripple Creek||None|
|Historic Manitou Springs||None|
|Iron Springs Chateau||Required||IronSpringsChateau.com|
|Manitou Cliff Dwellings||None|
|May Natural History Museum||None|
|Miramont Castle Museum||Required in Tea Room||Please call 719-685-1011 |
|Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine||None|
|North Pole – Santa’s Workshop||Required on Peak Days||NorthPoleColorado.com|
|Old Colorado City||None|
|Pikes Peak — America’s Mountain||Required from Memorial Day Weekend through September 30th||DrivePikesPeak.com|
|Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line||Required||Please call 719-465-1871|
|ProRodeo Hall of Fame||None|
|Royal Gorge Bridge and Park||Required for Via Ferrata experience only|
|Space Foundation Discovery Center||None|
|U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum||Pre-purchased tickets encouraged but not required||USOPM.org|
|Western Museum of Mining and Industry||None|