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.


  • Adventures Out West Feature image
    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,...
  • Broadmoor Seven Falls waterfall
    Broadmoor Seven Falls
    Broadmoor Seven Falls
    Walk the "Grandest Mile of Scenery" to a series of 7 waterfalls.
  • 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!
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo little girl feeding giraffe.
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Visit over 750 animals at America's ONLY mountain zoo.
  • 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.
  • Historic Cripple Creek
    Historic Cripple Creek
    Mosey the streets of one of the richest producing towns of the gold rush.
  • 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 Old Colorado City
    Historic Old Colorado City
    Enjoy over 100 local shops, restaurants and art galleries.
  • Manitou Cliff Dwellings
    Manitou Cliff Dwellings
    Enjoy over 700-year-old pueblo dwellings, remnants of ancient American Indian culture.
  • Pikes Peak- America's Mountain
    Pikes Peak- America's Mountain
    Few roads can take you up a mountain of this magnitude.
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • Academy Riding Stables
    Academy Riding Stables
    Enjoy Garden of the Gods Park via horseback.
  • Ghost Town Museum
    Ghost Town Museum
    Experience our Wild West past and pan for gold, in season!
  • Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre
    Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre
    Boo the villain and cheer the hero till your sides hurt!
  • Miramont Castle Museum
    Miramont Castle Museum
    Miramont Castle Museum
    Tour the area's largest Victorian castle and sip on High tea!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...

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!