Activities & tips in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region
Fall Weather in Colorado Springs

Fall fun in Colorado Springs

Congratulations! You have selected one of the grandest seasons to visit the Pikes Peak Region. Welcome to perfect sunny days, cooler nights, and a wash of color around every corner that will absolutely delight. Our aspen trees tend to get all of the press when it comes to their exceptional color changing skills, but the scrub oak, mountain mahogany, heck, even the grasses change color in September and October. Our typically mild, yet often unpredictable weather seems to take a hiatus this time of year — holding steady those bright blue skies, adding only a puffy cloud here and there for effect.    

Fall itineraries

We like to think of ourselves as your personal travel agent: minus the extra cost or funny headsets. Choose from one of our pre-built itineraries for guaranteed fun.

Cripple Creek Fall Activites

Fall activities in the the Pikes Peak region

History Buff Itinerary

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Fall-friendly attractions

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.

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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.

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Broadmoor Outfitters

If adventure is on your Colorado agenda, look no further than The Broadmoor Outfitters! Experience zip lining, fly fishing, archery, and more!

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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.

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Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon

The Flying W Ranch in Colorado Springs serves up cowboy fun to spirited travelers in the form of chuckwagon suppers, cowboy songs and farm animals.

Ghost Town Museum

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

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.

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!

Old Colorado City

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

ProRodeo Hall of Fame

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

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The Broadmoor Seven Falls

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

Tips for fall adventure


We say this for every single season because it’s absolutely the key for all day comfort. Bring a jacket, always. You’re going to want to up to the mountains to see all the changing leaves and the temperature drops as you gain elevation.


Everywhere you turn, our landscape is awash with changing colors. Slow down and breathe it all in.


With slightly cooler temps it can be easy to forget the sunscreen, but that Rocky Mountain sunshine is going to feel so good on your skin, you’ll want to spend a little time soaking it in. Do it safely!


Welcome to our sunny sub-alpine desert, where the annual average humidity hovers just under 40%. Drink plenty of water and pack lotion and chapstick. You can thank us later.


The landscape literally looks like it’s been photoshopped. You’re going to want to capture it. #memories

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