Pikes Peak Family Sampler

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Get your breakfast to go at one of the coolest donut shops in the state, Amy’s Donuts. Skip the drive-thru so you can get an eyeful of the enormous selection. Wild flavors include Andes Candies, maple bacon, strawberry, different breakfast cereals and more.

Echo Canyon River Expeditions

Instant family fun, just add water

Nothing brings the family together like a brand new experience with a little kick of adrenaline, and everyone working together.  At Echo Canyon River Expeditions, you’ll get all the fun of this iconic Colorado activity with the most experienced and well-trained outfitter in the industry. Even on their chill family float, the thrill of the water under those blue Colorado skies will be something you’ll all be telling stories about forever.

Local’s Tip: Be sure to call ahead for reservations or any questions you have about the float.  

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Power Up

Feed the whole family at the 8 Mile Bar and Grill, Echo Canyon’s onsite restaurant. The food is awesome, and it’s a great place to share your adventure stories with other thrill seekers!

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

Find your inspiration at 956 feet above the Arkansas River

There’s a reason 26 million guests have crossed the Royal Gorge Bridge — it’s breathtaking, fun and unforgettable. The suspension bridge is a marvel, but there’s a whole lot more to be found once you cross. Cruise across the canyon in the aerial gondolas, or zipline, if you’re a more adventurous sort. There are some chill-out zones, too. Tommy Knocker Playland is the perfect place for kiddos to party safely, with slides and a playground and a carousel (and a summertime splash pad).

Local’s Tip: Love live music? Check out the Park After Dark! Concert series, where you can lounge on the grass and check out the park’s cool line-up of artists.

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Wind Down

You and your crew have had a big day and worked up quite an appetite.  Pull a chair up gorge-side at Cafe 1230 for pizza, burgers or sandwiches or check out the Bridge View BBQ for smoked brisket and cheesy potatoes!

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