Sitting at an elevation of 6,035 feet, Colorado Springs is the perfect destination for any outdoor enthusiast. Colorado Springs features stunning rock formations, scenic hiking trails, and natural landmarks like Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods Park.
And for those who are a little less interested in outdoor activities, Colorado Springs offers a vibrant and talented fine arts community. Whether you are looking for theater productions, concerts, street art or refined museum collections, Colorado Springs has an amazing array of art and fantastic performances for you to experience.
Air Force Academy
Home of the Air Force Fighting Falcons, the national academy is where the cadets train and receive their education in one of Americas most beautiful campuses. Guests can take tours of the Academy as well as attend collegiate football, basketball and ice hockey games. The Academy is only 7 miles away from Flying Horse.
2304 Cadet Dr., USAF Academy, CO 80840 | (719) 333-2025 | usafa.af.mil
Known as “America’s Mountain” Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America. The ultra-prominent 14,115-foot fourteener is located in Pike National Forest, 12 miles west of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The town of Manitou Springs lies at its base.
Garden of the Gods
One of Colorado Springs most noticeable images is the Garden of the Gods national park. This National Natural Landmark is free and open to guests for hiking, biking, technical rock climbing, horseback riding and daily picnics.
1805 N. 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 | (719) 634-6666 | gardenofgods.com
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum
The 60,000-square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs is dedicated to America’s greatest athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum focuses on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
200 S Sierra Madre St, Colorado Springs | (719) 497-1234 | usopm.org
U.S. Olympic Training Center
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs is the flagship training center for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center programs. Free public tours are conducted on a year-round basis by USOC Ambassadors. The tour includes a 12-minute film and 45-minute walking tour of the complex. Most of the tour is out-of-doors.
1750 East Boulder Street, Colorado Springs | 719-866-4618 | teamusa.org
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Visit America’s highest elevated mountainside zoo at 6,800 feet above sea level. You can see more than 750 animals, representing 150 different species, with more than 30 endangered species. The zoo is open year-round and is located on the southwest side of Colorado Springs by the Broadmoor Hotel.
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 | (719) 633-9925 | cmzoo.org
Cave of the Winds
Fill your day with cave tours, spectacular scenery, rides and attractions from mild to wild. Explore the Cave of the Winds and see some of the most beautiful formations deep inside the mountain.
100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs | 719-685-5444 | caveofthewinds.com
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are comprised of ancestral Puebloan ruins that date back 800 to 1000 years ago. When you visit the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, you will be able to follow the self-guided tour and explore each room of these carefully preserved structures. Finish your experience by visiting the Ancestral Puebloan Museum.
10 Cliff Road, Manitou Springs | 719-685-5242 | cliffdwellingsmuseum.com
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Located downtown in the former El Paso County Courthouse, the Pioneers Museum builds a lasting connection to preserve and share the cultural history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.
215 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs | 719-385-5990 | cspm.org
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College provides innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences that elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The Fine Arts Center provides visual arts, performing arts, and arts education to the entire Colorado Springs community.
30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs | 719-634-5581 | fac.coloradocollege.edu
Less than a 10-minute drive from the resort
Enjoy a premier entertainment destination for any golf enthusiast. Top Golf features climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout their sports bar and restaurant. Guests can use available complimentary clubs, or they can bring their own as they take aim at the giant outfield targets all while the high-tech balls score themselves.
165 Spectrum Loop, Colorado Springs | (719) 653-0857 | topgolf.com/us/colorado-springs
Gear up and experience the sensation of flying in iFly’s state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnels. iFLY’s state-of-the-art wind tunnels are designed to provide a safe flight experience, memories that will last a lifetime, and a unique story to tell! From beginners to seasoned pros, people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can take flight and have the time of their lives.
281 Kaycee Case Pl, Colorado Springs | (719) 400-4359 | iflyworld.com/colorado-springs
Air City 360 Adventure Park
Amusement center in Colorado Springs, with indoor zipline and trampolines.
225 Spectrum Loop, Colorado Springs | (719) 653-3182 | aircity360.com
High speed electric indoor go-kart racing track.
196 Spectrum Loop, Colorado Springs | (719) 473-8930 | overdriveraceway.com
Magnum Shooting Center
Outdoor sports store in Colorado Springs with an indoor shooting range.
13372 Meadowgrass Dr, Colorado Springs | (719) 487-3193 | magnumshootingcenter.com
Sports & Events
Broadmoor World Arena
The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs is an 8,000 seat multi-purpose arena and entertainment venue. The arena opened in 1998. In addition to the main arena, the adjacent Ice Hall contains two practice rinks, one NHL-sized and one Olympic-sized.
3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs | (719) 477-2100 | broadmoorworldarena.com
Weidner Field is a soccer-specific stadium located in downtown Colorado Springs. Opened on April 24, 2021, it is home to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, which competes in the second level of U.S. men’s professional soccer, the USL Championship.
111 W Cimarron St, Colorado Springs | (719) 368-8480 | weidnerfield.com
Pikes Peak Event Center
The Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts is a concert auditorium. It serves as an entertainment, cultural, educational, and assembly center for the citizens of El Paso County, the Pikes Peak region, and the surrounding area.
190 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs | (719) 477-2100 | pikespeakcenter.com/weidnerfield.com
Norris Penrose Event Center
The Norris Penrose Event Center is a multi-purpose facility in Colorado Springs, located at the base of Pikes Peak. It is home to the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.
1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs | (719) 635-1101 | norrispenrose.com
ENT Center for the Arts
Ent Center for the Arts is your destination for world-class visual and performing arts, brought to you by arts professionals, renowned faculty and staff of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, as well as students and visiting artists from across the globe.
5225 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs | (719) 255-3232 | entcenterforthearts.org
Ed Robson Arena
The Ed Robson Arena in Colorado Springs, is a 3,400-seat ice hockey arena on the campus of Colorado College. The arena opened on September 18, 2021.
849 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs | (719) 389-6157 | edrobsonarena.com
Colorado Springs City Auditorium is a historic auditorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Completed in 1923, the auditorium still serves the city of Colorado Springs by way of hosting various events throughout the year.
221 E Kiowa St, Colorado Springs | (719) 385-5969 | coloradosprings.gov/project/city-auditorium
Flying Horse Ranch
Flying Horse Ranch in Douglas County is one of the finest cattle & equestrian ranches in the Front Range of Colorado. This 1,500 acre working cattle ranch offers horseback riding and a beautiful venue for offsite private functions.
9663 E Palmer Divide Ave, Larkspur | (719) 318-4988 | flyinghorseranch.com
Fly-fishing outfitter for gear, apparel & shoes, plus classes, guide services & equipment rentals. Offering top rated guided fly-fishing experiences.
295 S 21st St, Colorado Springs | (719) 471-2984 | anglerscovey.com
Adventures Out West
HQ for Rocky Mountain activity center established in 1973 offering jeep, balloon & segway tours.
925 S 8th St, Colorado Springs | (719) 578-0935 | advoutwest.com
The Manitou Springs Incline, also known as the Manitou Incline or simply the Incline, is a popular hiking trail rising above Manitou Springs, near Colorado Springs. The Incline ascends 2,744 steps climbing 2,000 ft. in elevation in under one mile.
Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community, home to world class art, music, theater and sidewalk sculpture displays. The Historic District is lined with unique art galleries, one of a kind gift shops and trading posts with handcrafted Native American treasures.
West Manitou Avenue | 719-685-5089 | manitousprings.org
Old Colorado City
Old Colorado City was founded in 1859 and was the first capital of the Territory of Colorado and the center of early settlement in the Pikes Peak region. Though no longer a town of its own, Old Colorado City has survived as a center of retail, restaurants and commerce. Today, Old Colorado City is a historic district, tourist attraction and center of entertainment for families and history buffs.
West Colorado Avenue | 719-577-4112 | shopoldcoloradocity.com
Promenade Shops at Briargate
Top fashion, electronics & other brands are joined by numerous eateries in an upscale strip setting. National luxury chain stores, i.e., Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, Lulu Lemon, Athleta, Arhaus, Apple Store, Panera, Starbucks and many more.
1605-1925 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs | (719) 265-6264 | thepromenadeshopsatbriargate.com
The Colorado Springs SCHEELS has something for everyone from leading fashion brands to hiking, fishing, and hunting gear. The store features two levels of retail and plenty of attractions the whole family can enjoy. From the 16,000-gallon saltwater aquarium to the 65-foot Ferris wheel, you can take family fun to new levels.
1226 Interquest Parkway, Colorado Springs | 719-220-6444 | scheels.com
Bass Pro Shops
Meet all of your Fishing, Hunting, Boating & Outdoor needs at the Bass Pro Shops. The 120,000 square foot store features hand-painted murals, impressive indoor waterfalls, a giant aquarium, wildlife mounts, and delicious food making Bass Pro Shops more of an attraction for any sporting family. Visitors can find a wide array of hunting, fishing & outdoor gear.
13012 Bass Pro Dr, Colorado Springs | (719) 488-7300 | stores.basspro.com/us
Visit Colorado Springs
For a more comprehensive list of activities in the area view the Visit Colorado Springs website. Visit COS is the premier marketing organization for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region (El Paso, Teller and Fremont counties).
Visit Colorado Springs was incorporated in 1980 as a private non-profit corporation to promote Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region as a year-round visitor destination. The organization is governed by a board of directors and various committees. The Visitor Information Center (VIC) and administrative offices are home to a paid staff of 18, several part-time staff and the support of nearly 40 volunteers.
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