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Adventures Out West jeep in Garden of the Gods

Adventures Out West has been taking visitors and locals on grand adventures for 50 years. Hot air balloon rides, zip lines, Segway tours, Jeep tours, bike tours -- if it's outdoors and fun, they probably do it!

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The Pikes Peak region is one gigantic playground for visitors and locals — and Adventures Out West is here to bring the toys that will maximize your fun. Celebrating 50 years in the adventure-making business in Colorado Springs in 2023, Adventures Out West and its trusty crew of fun-loving guides specialize in bringing you the quintessential Rocky Mountain experience on wheels, on foot, on line (no, not the internet) and via basket. Yes, you read that right, a basket, the kind attached to a vibrant, high-flying hot air balloon!

In The Sky

Hot Air Balloons

Watch the panorama of Colorado’s splendor light up as the sun rises on the eastern plains, drifting gently through the sky in a hot air balloon. It’s a perfect treat for families and friends alike, but it also makes a rather dashing and romantic experience for marriage proposals, special anniversaries or even a unique date.

Zip Lines

For those who like soaring through the air with a bit more speed and adrenaline, Adventures Out West offers exhilarating two-hour zip line tours right in the forests, hills and cliffs that surround Manitou Springs. Their zips are some of the best in Colorado, offering flyers the opportunity to leap from cliffs and cruise as high as 100 feet above the world. Their platforms are natural terrain, making you feel like a true Tarzan as you launch yourself to the next landing zone.

On The Ground

Jeeps & Hiking

If it’s beginning to sound like Adventures Out West is a one-stop shop for Colorado fun, you’re not wrong. You can also ride the region in a roomy, open-air 4×4 Jeep, with tours that last as long as four hours and one that takes you all the way to the summit of Pikes Peak. They’ve also got a nifty Jeep n’ rafting combo that will awe you with the scenery of the Pikes Peak region and then douse you with the crisp white-water rapids of the Arkansas River. Did you know they have hikes, too? Explore the less-traveled trails that surround Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, led by experienced guides who will ensure you see the Rockies like never before and get home safe and sound.

Segway Tours

Those who want their adventure in Colorado to be a bit more relaxing without sacrificing fun will find the perfect opportunity on the Adventures Out West Segway tour through the world-famous Garden of the Gods. Known as one of the more challenging Segway routes in the United States, you’ll conquer hills and drop-offs and scenery that will take your breath away. Your guide will also give you all sorts of fun facts on the region and they give you a Segway lesson before the trip! Win, win, win.

When the folks at Adventures Out West tell you that “adventure starts here”, that’s pretty much the only time they aren’t playing around, because making your next trip memorable is serious business. Better get planning!

Bike Tours

Looking for something a little more fast paced? Adventures Out West offers mountain biking tours through our region’s most scenic trails and roads. Not fast enough for you? Try zipping downhill for 19 miles straight on the highest bike tour in the US – the Pikes Peak Bicycle Expedition. This tour is the ultimate Pikes Peak bucket list experience. Enjoy a chill drive up the Pikes Peak Highway with a Colorado expert who will answer all your questions and tell you some interesting stories about the region. Then, explore the summit of Pikes Peak and finish off with a thrilling ride back down and lunch.

Things to know

From $60 / person

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily

Tours daily - weather permitting | reservations required
Average time

2-4 hours

Depending on trip
Exertion level
Attraction type


The Pikes Peak Highway is 19 gorgeous miles of countryside, that curves through different biomes and ends at the 14,115 foot summit of our favorite mountain. The highway is paved all the way to the summit and it’s completely safe to drive, but if you’ve never done it, you’re going to spend all your time watching the road and not enjoying the experience. Check out Adventures Out West’s custom open-air Jeep and Hummer tours to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. They’ll handle all the gate fees, provide water and snacks, and even have wool blankets to keep your toes toasty in that cool mountain air. The driver knows all the best places to stop for photo ops and will share history, help you spot wildlife, and explain the different biomes. Plan on 3-4 hours for the roundtrip, and be sure to make reservations!

Visitors 6 years or older, between 40 and 300 lbs, will love AOW’s natural-terrain ziplines. Ranging in height from 80 feet to 110 feet from the canyon floor, and 225 feet to 650 feet in length, this is unlike anything you’ve done before! Plan for about 2 hours and be sure to make reservations!

The Segway tours go through Garden of the Gods and depart from the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center. You must be at least 12 years old and weigh between 90 and 260 lbs. Plan for 2-3 hours, and reservations are always preferred.

Yes! There are a number of different packages available, but their most popular is the Jeep and Rafting trip or the Jeep and Horseback adventure. Call them for more details or to inquire about other ideas you may have!

Balloon rides are available daily at sunrise, weather-permitting, and by reservation only. Riders must be at least 6 years of age. Plan on 3-4 hours of activity with 1 hour in the air.

Yes! They recommend making reservations for all of their activities, though they can occasionally accommodate on short notice depending on time of year.

Both in Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Canyon. Perfect for family groups or corporate team building, AOW will tailor the excursion to your group’s desires and abilities.


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