Activities & Tips in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region

Winter Wonderland in colorado springs

What do you think of when you think of winter in Colorado? Everyone skiing and buried in feet of snow? That’s certainly true for parts of Colorado, after all, we have more than 20 cities over 9,000 feet in elevation. But we’ll let you in on one our best kept secrets . . . Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region has some of the most beautifully mild weather year around. (We’ve celebrated many Christmases with the sliding glass door open!) The temperature tends to fluctuate between 28 and 61 degrees fahrenheit, with very little snow till Spring. The beautiful thing about winter weather in Colorado Springs is the lack of humidity. When it’s cold here, it’s not a bone chilling cold and if you can step into a spot of sunshine, of which we get plenty, you might forget it’s winter altogether!

We have a saying here in Colorado, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. (Okay, we stole that saying fair and square from author Alfred Wainwright, but it’s absolutely true!) It can get chilly here during the winter months, but we also get lots of amazing respites and as long as you dress in layers, you’ll be able to enjoy the Pikes Peak region year around!

Winter Itineraries

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

Tips for Winter Adventure

  • Pack Layers

    The temperature variance is greater this time of year. 40-50 degree temperature swings from day to day or from morning to evening, aren’t just possible, they’re likely. This means you can get 60 degree days in the middle of winter. But it also means it could snow that afternoon. Layers are key!

  • Temperature

    Don’t let the warm days fool you, as soon as the sun goes down, the temperature drops, and the sun goes down a little earlier than you’re used to because of that big mountain!

  • Wear Sunscreen

    300 days of sunshine isn’t just a clever tagline, we really have that many bluebird days here, and keep in mind that snow is reflective.

  • 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!