Activities & Tips in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region
 
 
 

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.

Fall-friendlyAttractions

  • Western Museum
    Western Museum of Mining and Industry
    Western Museum of Mining and Industry
    Gold panning + enormous machines that chew through rock like butter + acres of mining history = maximum mine-themed...
  • Space Foundation Discovery Center
    Space Foundation Discovery Center
    Tour the cosmos from the safety of Earth with hands-on activities, real space gear and other science-minded mischief.
  • Broadmoor Seven Falls waterfall
    Broadmoor Seven Falls
    Broadmoor Seven Falls
    "The Grandest Mile of Scenery" is but the entryway to seven cascading mountain waterfalls at Seven Falls in Colorado...
  • Thankful Royal Gorge
    Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
    Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
    Cross 1,000 feet over the crashing Arkansas river to thrill rides, summer concerts & Colorado sights a-plenty.
  • ProRodeo Hall of Fame
    ProRodeo Hall of Fame
    The heroes of rodeo have roped & ridden their way into history. Explore their lives, wins & struggles!
  • Pikes Peak- America's Mountain
    Pikes Peak- America's Mountain
    America’s mountain awaits with breathtaking views, outdoor fun & world-famous hot ‘n’ fresh donuts. See you at the top!
  • Miramont Castle Museum
    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...
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings
    Manitou Cliff Dwellings
    Look, touch, climb & explore ancient history in these authentic native dwellings in the cliffs above Manitou Springs.
  • Old Colorado City
    Old Colorado City
    Boutiques, gourmet eats & art galleries galore line the streets of this historic Colorado town. Dine & shop the...
  • Historic Manitou Springs
    Historic Manitou Springs
    Historic Manitou Springs
    Shop, dine & explore this small-but-epic locale — effervescent healing springs, unique events, & history served daily.
  • Historic Cripple Creek
    Historic Cripple Creek
    Find your fortune in this unique mountain town that’s loaded with history and always playing host to the next...
  • Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre
    Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre
    Wild, wacky & oh-so-fun melodrama is the name of the game. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. Huzzah!
  • Ghost Town Museum
    Ghost Town Museum
    Year-round gold-panning, authentic structures and thousands of artifacts make this indoor ghost town anything but dead.
  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post
    Garden of the Gods Trading Post
    Stop in for a cool drink, a hot bite or the best shopping in the Pikes Peak region—25,000 sq....
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo little girl feeding giraffe.
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Hand feed the giraffes, hop with the wallabies, sing with the budgies, and enjoy over 750 animals at America's...
  • Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
    Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
    Cave tours, breathtaking scenery, rides and activities. A must-see Colorado attraction for more than a century!
  • Academy Riding Stables
    Academy Riding Stables
    Giddy-up through Garden of the Gods on trusty steeds led by the coolest cowboys and cowgirls in the new...
  • Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line
    Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line
    Cruise the epic 14er in style with frequent stops for photos & plenty of time at the top for...
  • Adventures Out West Feature image
    Adventures Out West
    Adventures Out West
    One stop, many thrills! Balloon, zip, Jeep and Segway your way across the Pikes Peak region for true Rocky...

Tips for Fall Adventure

 
  • Pack Layers

    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.

  • Slow Down

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

  • Wear Sunscreen

    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!

  • Stay Hydrated

    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.

  • Bring. A. Camera.

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

 

Explore Other Seasons

There are no ‘bad’ seasons in Colorado.  Each one is uniquely beautiful in its own way, enjoying bright blue skies and mild days.  Let us help find the perfect time of year for you!