With so many nature-based things to do in Colorado Springs it can get overwhelming. I mean, we have the Rocky Mountains, Pike’s Peak, gorges, rivers, canyons, waterfalls, caves, gorgeous parks, mesmerizing rock formations, and an abundance of land, air and water-based wildlife to enjoy. If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, here are 3 of the best things to do in Colorado Springs for you and your family this vacation season.
1. Take a Jeep Tour
This is one of the best things to do in Colorado Springs to experience the highlights of the area. You’ll be accompanied by a personal tour guide that knows all the great spots, saving you the time and aggravation of trying to find them yourself. And, you’ll get to go off road for that up close and personal experience with nature that can create lasting memories. Make no mistake, this is a wind in your hair and might get a little dirty visceral experience, so be prepared for adventure. A few local guiding companies include Adventures Out West, Manitou Springs Adventures, and Colorado Jeep Tours.
2. Float Above the Rockies in a Hot Air Balloon
Go high in the sky and glide above Pike’s Peak, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, and all the amazingly beautiful natural attractions of the area, all from a hot air balloon. Whether this is on your bucket list or not, taking a balloon ride in this area is definitely one of the best outdoor things to do in Colorado Springs. Local balloon companies include Rainbow Ryders, Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides, and Adventures Out West.
3. Hook on to a Zip Line, or 20
Colorado Springs has no shortage of zip lines. Soak up the natural beauty of the area with panoramic views and blood pumping adrenaline by ziplining through Seven Falls, Pike’s Peak, Cave of Winds Park, Cedar Edge Park, and/or Royal Gorge. Take it easy or go extreme with speeds of up to 55 mph- either way, this is family fun adventure activity that has the power to create memories that will last a lifetime. For more about ziplining, check out Royal Gorge Zipline Tours, Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, Adventures Out West, and Cedar Edge Zipline Park.
More Things to do in Colorado Springs
With this city making number 13 on the New York Time’s list of ‘52 Places to Go’, there is certainly a lot of really great things to do in Colorado Springs. Plan your trip and book your stay with us at Colorado Springs KOA, where adventure is waiting for you around every corner.