There are endless activities to do and sites to see in Colorado Springs and we encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the area. With an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities and a vibrant culture & history, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you are looking for a thrill, or to wind down and relax, Colorado Springs offers activities for every kind of traveler. Explore the Visit Colorado Springs website for all trip and itinerary ideas.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
As the host venue for the Annual Meeting, Cheyenne Mountain Resort offers several activities for guests to enjoy during their stay. The resort features an 18-hole golf course, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, a 35-acre lake, two indoor pools, and a fitness center that offers over 60 different classes.
Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs
Located 8,000 feet above the city of Colorado Springs is “American’s Mountain,” Pikes Peak, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Take a scenic drive, hike, rent a bike, or take a guided tour up to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak for breathtaking views and an unforgettable adventure. Be sure to make reservations and hydrate in advance!
Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark within the Pikes Peak region, and home to 300-foot-tall sandstone “red rock” foundations. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the park, along with a Visitor & Nature Center that features exhibits and educational programming.
The park is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and offers guided nature walks, e-bike rentals and tours, along with wellness programs such as Yoga in the Garden on Tuesdays. Check out their calendar for more events.
Known as the “Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,” Seven Falls features a series of magnificent waterfalls flowing from the Pikes Peak watershed. Located just 1 mile away from The Broadmoor hotel, Seven Falls captivates visitors with its beauty and thrills, and is open Thursday through Monday.
There are so many ways to explore the falls from hiking along the trails to ziplining through the trees. Plan your adventure today!
Cultural Explorations in Colorado Springs
Established in 1919, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center is one of the city’s top cultural attractions featuring arts, theatre and live performances, and educational classes. The Fine Arts Museum, located at Colorado College, is open Thursday through Sunday and features numerous world-class exhibits from both international and local artists. Please be sure to purchase tickets in advance of your visit.
Housed in a restored 19th century courthouse, the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum has preserved and shared the local history of Colorado Springs with its residents and visitors for over 100 years. This year the museum celebrates a special anniversary – the 150th anniversary of the founding of Colorado Springs and is showcasing a special exhibit in honor of this.
The Pioneer Museum features several unique exhibits that explore Colorado’s historical, cultural, and political pasts. Visitors are welcome Tuesday through Saturday and admission is free. Check out the museum’s calendar to plan your visit and view upcoming events.
The United States Air Force Academy features exhibits and educational opportunities at the Barry Goldwater Visitor Center, named after Arizona Senator Goldwater. Tour the campus and get a glimpse into daily Cadet life along the Visitor Center’s nature trail.
The Academy’s Visitor Center is currently closed due to the pandemic. For the latest updates and news on re-opening, please check their website.
Manitou Springs: A Historic Resort Town
Just 15 minutes outside of Colorado Springs is the town of Manitou Springs, which showcases several different outdoor activities. Discover hidden wonders during an underground tour of the Cave of the Winds, jump back in history as you explore the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, or walk down memory lane with vintage 1930’s arcade games at the Manitou Springs Penny Arcade.
Cripple Creek: A Mountain Mining Town
From Colorado Springs, take a 45-minute drive to the historical mining town of Cripple Creek. Visitors can tour the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, explore the Rocky Mountain region by donkey on a Cripple Creek Donkey Nature Walk, or take a trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Cripple Creek offers activities for every one to enjoy.