Itinerary Day 3

Thrill Seeker

Day 3 Overview

You’ve been banking some seriously good memories, and today will be no different. It’s time to head up Pikes Peak. You should be a bit more accustomed to the altitude, but are you ready for the fun we have in store for you today?

Breakfast

Breakfast of champions

You’re going to need a good stick-to-your-ribs kind of fuel for today’s adventure. Check out Mother Muff’s in Old Colorado City, for a breakfast that’ll make your mama smile.

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5. Challenge Unlimited - Pikes Peak by Bike

Wind in your hair level: EPIC

You can drive it. You can hike it. But only those with a true thirst for life will take two wheels down it.  This has all the joys of flying down America’s favorite fourteener without the grind of riding up 8,000 feet in elevation. Your adventure starts at their building in Old Colorado City where you’ll get fitted for bike and gear, have a chance to grab a bite to eat, and meet the guides and other venturers.  Once everyone is ready, load up in their passenger vans for the trip to the summit.

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Challenge Unlimited has all the gear, guides and grub you’ll need to get you down the mountain in comfort.  Not to mention the fact that they’ve been taking visitors on this adventure for nearly 30 years!  They bring the snacks, water and extra layers of clothes for cooler mountain temps. They’ve got all the safety gear, too, you just bring your sense of adventure.

At the summit, they’ll give you a quick lesson in shifting the bike, and then it’s nothing but blue skies and wind in your face.  At the bottom of those beautiful 20 miles, Challenge Unlimited will take you to Wines of Colorado to refuel, before returning to their basecamp.  That gives you plenty of time to swap stories with the other daredevils.

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The original Pikes Peak by Bike — go OG!

Lunch

Wines of Colorado

As part of your 20-mile bike ride, Challenge Unlimited includes lunch at Wines of Colorado, at the base of the Pikes Peak Highway. Enjoy a glass of Colorado wine – you earned it!

6. Adventures Out West

The name says it all, am I right?

AOW has so many different experiences to offer, they should spell adventures with a capital S.  What’s more, they’ve been playing in the foothills of the Pikes Peak region since the early ’70’s, so they really know their stuff!  Take a Segway tour through Garden of the Gods, a hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of Colorado Springs, soar across the valleys of Manitou Springs on their zip line courses, or charter a Jeep tour to get the most out of your vacation.

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Whatever adventure you choose, AdventureS Out West will be with you every step of the way.  All of their guides, known best by their cowboy nicknames, will spin you tales of the trail to entertain and educate.  Even locals learn more about our ‘colorful’ past when we ride with the AOW crew, so there’s no one better to guide you to ultimate adventure for you.   

adventures out west zip line girl

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The guides at AOW will take your playtime to the next level.  You should probably go ahead and plan for a few more days so you can do it ALL!

Supper time

Mild Colorado evenings

While you’re in Manitou Springs, check out some of the local restaurants and night life spots. From places to belly up and grab a great burger to romantic fondue and sommelier curated wine lists, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.