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
    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 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!