Things to do in the pikes peak region

Attractions

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When people ask us for things to do in Colorado Springs, it’s not because they’re out of options – how could they be in a place this awesome? No, they ask because they’re overwhelmed with the sheer amount of activities, adventures and attractions available. They’re begging for someone — anyone — to help them narrow it down just a teensy-weensy bit.

Luckily, we like to think of ourselves as adventure-saving super heroes, ready to swoop in at a moment’s notice with recommendations, advice and information. With a locals’ perspective, we’re pretty good at it, if we do say so ourselves. Below you’ll find options for spending a day, a week or (we hope) even longer in our fair city at the foot of Pikes Peak. The Adventure Savers are here and we’re ready to help you launch your next vacation or staycation in a big way. Let’s go!

More than just pikes Peak
  • Adventures on and off the mountain
  • 26 total attractions across the region
  • 4 options to explore Pikes Peak itself
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  • Family adventurers on a budget
  • Chillaxing single seeking laid-back fun
  • Young-at-heart thrill seekers
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Adventures Out West

One stop, many thrills! Balloon, zip, Jeep and Segway your way across the Pikes Peak region for true Rocky Mountain fun.

Broadmoor Seven Falls waterfall
Broadmoor Seven Falls

“The Grandest Mile of Scenery” is but the entryway to seven cascading mountain waterfalls at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo little girl feeding giraffe.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Hand feed the giraffes, hop with the wallabies, sing with the budgies, and enjoy over 750 animals at America’s ONLY mountain zoo.

Historic Cripple Creek

Find your fortune in this unique mountain town that’s loaded with history and always playing host to the next big event.

Historic Manitou Springs
Historic Manitou Springs

Shop, dine & explore this small-but-epic locale — effervescent healing springs, unique events, & history served daily.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Look, touch, climb & explore ancient history in these authentic native dwellings in the cliffs above Manitou Springs.

Old Colorado City

Boutiques, gourmet eats & art galleries galore line the streets of this historic Colorado town. Dine & shop the day away!

Academy Riding Stables

Giddy-up through Garden of the Gods on trusty steeds led by the coolest cowboys and cowgirls in the new Wild West.

Ghost Town Museum

Year-round gold-panning, authentic structures and thousands of artifacts make this indoor ghost town anything but dead.

May Natural History Museum

1,000s of insects may greet you, but have no fear! The world-famous collection is snug under glass for up-close perusal.

Miramont Castle Museum
Miramont Castle Museum

The kingliest locale in the land lets you explore its hallowed halls—and sup at the royal high tea if you’re so inclined.

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Don your hard hat and descend 1,000 feet into a real mine just like the miners of yesteryear. Keep a lookout for gold!

ProRodeo Hall of Fame

The heroes of rodeo have roped & ridden their way into history. Explore their lives, wins & struggles!

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  • Where to get the greatest donuts you’ll ever eat.
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