Winter

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.

Santa on train at North pole

Christmas in the Pikes Peak region

pikes peak in winter at garden of the gods

Winter adventure

Winter-friendly attractions

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Adventures Out West

One stop, many thrills! Balloon, zip, Jeep and Segway your way across the Pikes Peak region for true Rocky Mountain fun.

Academy Riding Stables

Giddy-up through Garden of the Gods on trusty steeds led by the coolest cowboys and cowgirls in the new Wild West.

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 are no ‘bad’ seasons in Colorado.  Each one is uniquely beautiful in its own way, enjoying bright blue skies and mild days.  Let us help find the perfect time of year for you!

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