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.


  • Western Museum
    Western Museum of Mining and Industry
    Western Museum of Mining and Industry
    Explore the excitement of Colorado's rich mining heritage and watch it come alive at the Western Mining Museum that...
  • Space Foundation Discovery Center
    Space Foundation Discovery Center
    Explore this interactive museum where space, science and technology combine into a great educational experience of space exploration.
  • Broadmoor Seven Falls waterfall
    Broadmoor Seven Falls
    Broadmoor Seven Falls
    Walk the "Grandest Mile of Scenery" to a series of 7 waterfalls.
  • Thankful Royal Gorge
    Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
    Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
    Cross North America's highest suspension bridge and enjoy the gorge-side rides!
  • ProRodeo Hall of Fame
    ProRodeo Hall of Fame
    The colorful history and equally colorful legends of professional rodeo live on at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and...
  • Pikes Peak- America's Mountain
    Pikes Peak- America's Mountain
    Few roads can take you up a mountain of this magnitude.
  • Miramont Castle Museum
    Miramont Castle Museum
    Miramont Castle Museum
    Tour the area's largest Victorian castle and sip on High tea!
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings
    Manitou Cliff Dwellings
    Enjoy over 700-year-old pueblo dwellings, remnants of ancient American Indian culture.
  • Historic Old Colorado City
    Historic Old Colorado City
    Enjoy over 100 local shops, restaurants and art galleries.
  • Historic Manitou Springs
    Historic Manitou Springs
    Historic Manitou Springs
    The area's best shopping, dining, art and cold mineral drinking springs at the foot of Pikes Peak.
  • Historic Cripple Creek
    Historic Cripple Creek
    Mosey the streets of one of the richest producing towns of the gold rush.
  • Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre
    Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre
    Boo the villain and cheer the hero till your sides hurt!
  • Ghost Town Museum
    Ghost Town Museum
    Experience our Wild West past and pan for gold, in season!
  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post
    Garden of the Gods Trading Post
    Shop over 90,000 different gifts, from t-shirts to fine local art.
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo little girl feeding giraffe.
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Visit over 750 animals at America's ONLY mountain zoo.
  • 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
    Enjoy Garden of the Gods Park via horseback.
  • Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line
    Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line
    With the Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line Experience, you can leave the driving to the experts and summit...
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    Adventures Out West
    Adventures Out West
    Adventures Out West and its trusty crew of fun-loving guides specialize in bringing you the best experience on wheels,...

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!