5 day family adventure

We’re not trying to brag (yes we are), but this city is the absolute best place to be when Mother Nature dons her spring apparel — hello, we’ve even got “spring” in our name! We like to think we’re the go-to folks for all things cool here in the Pikes Peak region, so we’ve put together a 5-day Colorado Springs activity itinerary for new visitors and old friends that will help you shake off the winter blues and enjoy spring in all its glory.

day 1

West side of Colorado Springs

Start your vacation in world famous Garden of the Gods and the quaint mountain town of Manitou Springs.

  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings
  • Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
  • Garden of the Gods Trading Post
  • Balanced Rock Cafe
day 2

Outdoor adventure

Check out one of AOW’s awesome adventures and then slow things down at Broadmoor Seven Falls.

  • Adventures Out West
  • Broadmoor Seven Falls
  • Restaurant 1858
day 3

Fun in the Royal Gorge region

Make huge splash in Canon City and enjoy the Arkansas River from every angle.

  • Echo Canyon River Expeditions
  • 8 Mile Bar & Grill
  • Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
  • Cafe 1230 & Royal Gorge Bridge BBQ
day 4

Summit Pikes Peak and explore a mining town

Today’s the day to conquer America’s favorite mountain — Pikes Peak, plus a couple of nice chill ways to enjoy the afternoon.

  • Drive Pikes Peak - America's Mountain
  • Explore with Pikes Peak Tour by Gray Line
  • Historic Cripple Creek
  • The Keg in Manitou Springs
day 5

Chill day with the family

You’ve had a taste of some of our local history, let’s dive in a little deeper!

  • Ghost Town Museum
  • Historic Manitou Springs
  • ProRodeo Hall of Fame
  • Dinner in Old Colorado City