Activities & Tips in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region

Spring fun in colorado springs

Throughout history, Spring has been synonymous with rebirth and renewal, as the nights shorten and give way to the light once again.  It’s a time when the earth shakes off its winter coat and sheds its frosty layers for warmer days and greener hues.  

The same is certainly true for Springtime in the Rocky Mountains as valleys fill with the sound of winter runoff, animals emerge and shake off the winter chill and everything feels new and clean once again — from the early wildflowers pushing through the last snows of the season to the sweet scent that rides the wind.  You can practically taste Spring in the air here.  

Now if you’re thinking of a Spring Break destination where you can sport your new suit poolside, we’re not the locale for you.  Spring is when we tend to get our bigger snows, the heavy wet snows my grandparents called “tree-benders.” The beautiful thing about a Spring snow, it melts quickly and brings the color that gave us the nickname Colorful Colorado.  Pack shorts, mittens, and your sense of adventure because whatever our Spring weather has in store for you, it’ll take your breath away and you’ll remember it fondly forever.  Trust me, it gets under your skin.

If you’re looking for a place to feel renewed, refreshed, and ready to start new growth, look no further.  Between the soaring peaks, deep gorges, and waterfalls where you can breath in the natural splendor, or the heart pounding adventures dropping into canyons and tackling the rapids that awaken your thirst for life, you’ll leave here forever changed for the better.

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
    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 Spring Adventure

  • Pack Layers

    We probably sound like a broken record, but layers are the number one key to comfort in the Pikes Peak region.

  • Temperature

    Our weather is always a little unpredictable here because you can never tell what might roll in over the Peak in the next couple of hours. Regardless of weather, the temperature is definitely going to change as you go up in altitude or as the sun goes down. Bring a jacket. Always!

  • Wear Sunscreen

    300 days of sunshine isn’t just a clever tagline, we really have that many bluebird days here. Even if it’s snowy in the morning, it’s more than likely the sun will burn away the clouds and bring the bright blue sky back in all its glory.

  • 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.


Explore Other Seasons

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothes. Let us help you pick the perfect season for your Colorado Springs adventure!