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Attractions that Require Reservations in Colorado Springs

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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.

Local Tips

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!

AttractionsReservationsWebsite for Reservations or Tickets
Academy Riding StablesRequiredAcademyRidingStables.com
Adventures Out WestRequiredAdvOutWest.com
The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog RailwayRequiredCogRailway.com
The Broadmoor OutfittersRequiredBroadmoorOutfitters.com
The Broadmoor Seven FallsNoneSevenFalls.com
Cave of the WindsRequiredCaveoftheWinds.com
Challenge UnlimitedRequired
Cheyenne Mountain ZooRequiredCMZoo.org
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge RailroadNone
Echo Canyon River ExpeditionsRequiredRaftEcho.com
Flying W RanchPre-purchased tickets recommendedFlyingW.com
Garden of the Gods Trading PostNone
Ghost Town MuseumNone
Historic Cripple CreekNone
Historic Manitou SpringsNone
Iron Springs ChateauRequiredIronSpringsChateau.com
Manitou Cliff DwellingsNone
May Natural History MuseumNone
Miramont Castle MuseumRequired in Tea RoomPlease call 719-685-1011
Mollie Kathleen Gold MineNone
North Pole – Santa’s WorkshopRequired on Peak DaysNorthPoleColorado.com
Old Colorado CityNone
Pikes Peak — America’s MountainRequired from Memorial Day Weekend through September 30thDrivePikesPeak.com
Pikes Peak Tour by Gray LineRequiredPlease call 719-465-1871
ProRodeo Hall of FameNone
Royal Gorge Bridge and ParkRequired for Via Ferrata experience only
Space Foundation Discovery CenterNone
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic MuseumPre-purchased tickets encouraged but not requiredUSOPM.org
Western Museum of Mining and IndustryNone

Why can it be so stressful to plan something that’s supposed to be so much fun? We get it. That’s why ordering your FREE visitor guide to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region is like having your own travel planner on speed dial.