Activities in Colorado Springs

Cheyenne Mountain Resort features a range of year-round recreational activities: a heated outdoor resort pool and hot tub, an 18-hole championship Pete Dye course, putting green and range, tennis, basketball, volleyball, a 35-acre lake, a full-service workout center and the Alluvia Spa and Wellness Retreat.

Colorado Springs offers many attractions, incredible scenery for endless outdoor adventures and a vibrant culture filled with arts, entertainment and rich history. You’ll find no shortage of things to do in Colorado Springs.

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.

Pikes Peak
Tackle Colorado’s Pikes Peak, a magnificent 14,115 feet, one of the top 100 mountains in the United States. Hike, bike, or drive your way to the summit, and take in the sight of the countryside from more than 14,000 feet high. There are so many adventures to be had in the Pikes Peak region! From ziplines to mountain biking and river rafting – Awaken the adventurer in you!

Glen Eyrie Castle
Glen Eyrie is an English Tudor-style castle built in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. Nestled on over 700 breathtaking acres, Glen Eyrie castle’s stunning beauty and rich spiritual heritage create a place where, for a few sacred moments, guests can set aside their troubles and catch their breath. Glen Eyrie is a part of The Navigators.

Cave of the Winds
Discovered in 1881, Cave of the Winds has been a must-see Colorado Springs attraction for travelers for more than a century. Cave tours, spectacular scenery, rides and attractions from mild to wild atop breathtaking Williams Canyon.

Royal Gorge
Hanging 956 feet high above Colorado’s Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is North America’s highest suspension bridge. The bridge and zipline is only an hour away.

Manitou Springs
Manitou is the perfect place to slow your pace to a stroll. Explore our walkable downtown and sip from the cold-water effervescent mineral springs that made this mountain town famous. It’s an excursion for the trendy and the artsy alike, just six miles west of Colorado Springs.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum
Explore the Manitou Cliff Dwellings overlooks Manitou Springs, Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak. Wander leisurely through the preserve and explore the fascinating architecture of the Anasazi. This preserve was first open to the public in 1907 and represents some of the finest architecture of the Anasazi Culture throughout Colorado and New Mexico.

Horseback Riding
There is no better way to experience the sights on your vacation than while horseback riding in Colorado Springs or the surrounding area. The city has trails and parks that offer riding through Garden of the Gods Park or Cheyenne Canyon. If you prefer wide open spaces, you can visit one of the many dude ranches in the area and ride with real cowboys and cowgirls.

Hiking and Biking Trails
The top 25 hiking & biking trails in Colorado Springs. Whether you prefer a leisurely walk beneath towering rock formations or challenging hikes and rides through the alpine forests, there is a trail for you.

The Broadmoor, Seven Falls
Seven Falls in Colorado Springs is the only waterfall in Colorado to make National Geographic’s list of international waterfalls. Visitors can view the scenic wonder of Seven Falls from either the top of the 224 step staircase or from the Eagle’s Nest viewing platform, which can be accessed via elevator. In the evenings, the falls are beautifully illuminated.

Olympic Training Center
Public tours are available year-round Monday – Saturday. The tour starts with an inspirational 12-minute film and then a 45-minute outdoor walking tour of the training complex, including the weightlifting and wrestling facilities, the Aquatics Center and the Sports Center Gymnasiums. Visitors can then explore the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda.

National Museum of World War II Aviation
Providing unique educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world in which we live.

Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family welcomes visitors to the ministry’s Welcome Center in Colorado Springs. There, guests may become better acquainted with the ministry via a self-guided walking tour of that building, as well as have fun with their children in the Kid’s Korner play area and Whit’s End Soda Shoppe.

Compassion International Global Ministry Center
A tour of our Global Ministry Center brings the developing world to you. Discover the reality of poverty as you look inside a replica of a typical home in a developing country; impossibly small, humble and vulnerable, this home paints a picture of what children in need face each day. Learn how we partner with thousands of local churches in developing countries to release children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty — all in the name of Jesus.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Colorado Springs is home to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the “Highest zoo in America,” at an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level. Bring your camera to capture not only the hundreds of exciting and exotic species, but also the spectacular views of the city of Colorado Springs.