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Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

1. Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

2. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Experience one of nature's greatest treasures, the Garden of the Gods, on an exciting Segway Tour. Admire the Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook. Enjoy unobscured views and a mellow pace to make the visit to the red rock park memorable. Watch as your guide points out exotic plant life, red-tailed hawks, eagles' nests, mule deer, big horn sheep, and numerous geologic formations and the unique caricatures hidden within them. Make several short stops, however; generally, stay on the Segway throughout the tour. Learn about the cultural history of the park and hear a variety of tall tales and true stories of the Old West and Colorado Springs. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes 'Cone Zone' safety training and the best guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

3. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience breathtaking sights from a hot air balloon as you fly serenely in the wake of the Rocky Mountain Front Range at sunrise. Travel over the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak and discover the country where deer and antelope play. Each hour-long flight is a journey guided by the winds and the skill of your pilot. Enjoy spectacular views for 100 miles in all directions and take a moment to relax and relish in the unforgettable experience of flying in a hot air balloon. Your post-flight celebration features a continental breakfast and champagne toast along with orange juice served in glass stemware. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes a Flight Certificate for each new aeronaut, and the best pilots and crew in the west. 

Colorado Springs: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Entry

4. Colorado Springs: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Entry

Experience the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in the heart of Colorado Springs, the USA's Olympic City. Explore this 60,000-square-foot museum, dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories. Learn about the artifacts, media, and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. Hear about the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, including friendship, respect, excellence, determination, equality, inspiration, and courage.  Enter the museum and ride the elevator to the top floor. Follow a spiral path that winds progressively downward to the main floor, creating a parallel experience for all guests on the journey through 12 interactive galleries. Hear stories of Team USA Olympians and Paralympians. Discover one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the world, which opened in 2020 and is designed so that all guests experience the museum in the same way. Enjoy inclusive designs and assistive technologies, including open captions, audio description tracks, assisted listening, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations, accessible exhibit spaces with ramps, and more.  Learn about how Team USA athletes consulted throughout the project to achieve this authentic experience and inclusive design.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

After meeting your guide, head to the launch point, where you will see the 9-story-tall hot air balloon for the first time. Climb inside a woven basket as the enormous fabric above you swells with air. Listen to the dramatic sounds of the burner as the inflation process continues, gradually lifting you off the ground and taking you to the heavens above. Feel the thrill of drifting 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains as you raise your glass of champagne in a celebratory toast while ascending high over Colorado Springs. Your knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot will identify some of the mountains in view as the sun rises higher in the sky, painting the world before you with rich golden hues. Keep an eye out for native birds flying nearby, such as downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and white-breasted nuthatches.  You'll have the chance to take breathtaking aerial shots of the Rocky Mountains throughout your flight, so be sure to take a few snaps from the air.

Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

6. Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies on this guided 4x4 tour on the back roads high above Colorado Springs. You will spend almost the entire tour on dirt roads high in the mountains of the Pike National Forest. Admire the views from as high as 11,200 feet above sea level. Join this remote and scenic activity, punctuated by breathtaking views of alpine meadows, wildflowers, beaver ponds, and streams. Peer across stunning landscapes where eagles, deer, cougars, and bears may be sighted.  Relax, take in the clean mountain air, and enjoy the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. You tour will include: bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in The West! This tour only runs on weekdays to give you the best possible experience.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Immersive Hike

7. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Immersive Hike

Embark on an adventure through this outstanding natural landmark. Enjoy a moderate guided hike and encounter these famous rock formations away from the normal tourist trail. Meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign for an immersive hike through the Garden of the Gods. First pause to take your photo against the famous entire park backdrop. Embark on the easy and convenient trails through the central Garden in the company of your expert guide. Learn about the history and fascinating geology of the park, and some fun facts about the formations. Explore the less-traveled side trails. See some of the hidden park features not typically seen by visitors. Marvel at the stunning views and amazing red rock formations.

Colorado Springs: South Cheyenne Canon Park Segway Tour

8. Colorado Springs: South Cheyenne Canon Park Segway Tour

Cruise effortlessly through the beautiful South Cheyenne Canon Park and Broadmoor area on this Segway tour. See the natural beauty of Colorado and discover Starr Kempf's kinetic art, nature, and history. Meet your guide at South Cheyenne Canon picnic grounds to begin the tour. Get a short practice session with your experienced guide, who will show you how to drive safely before setting off.  Whizz to the Cheyenne Canon Inn and enjoy the scenic views of Colorado Springs along the way. Discover Starr Kempf's larger-than-life outdoor kinetic art sculptures before heading off the beaten track on a nature trail along the South Cheyenne Canon Creek.  Visit Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center, where you will discover the history of this private residence. Enjoy being in nature and be blown away by Colorado's great outdoors.

Colorado Springs: Garden of The Gods Hiking Tour

9. Colorado Springs: Garden of The Gods Hiking Tour

Meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign and begin this stunning but easy hike in the central park. First, have your photo taken with the entire park as a backdrop. Then, begin your journey through the beautiful trails of the Garden of the Gods and enjoy the most stunning views and red rock formations. Keep your eyes open for wildlife such as deer, hawks, and rock climbers. Learn about the history and fascinating geology of the garden from your knowledgeable guide along with facts about local plants and the Native Americans for whom this land is sacred. These relatively easy trails are perfect for any ability level. During your hike, you'll also be provided with tips on other destinations and useful information for your future hiking adventures.

Colorado: GetOutPass

10. Colorado: GetOutPass

The GetOutPass is the ultimate fun-pass. It works as an app on your smartphone. Once signed up, you and anyone on your membership can gain free admission to the best entertainment attractions in your area! Roller coasters, arcades, good times--we've got you covered. When you sign on to the GetOutPass, you'll get access to venues in Colorado through the member portal found in the app and on any web browser. All venues create an “offer” specifically for members. This offer can include free admission, free products, special deals, or special perks, just to name a few. Attractions Included with the GetOutPass Colorado: Elitch Garden Theme and Water Park - Denver Downtown Aquarium - Denver SeaQuest Colorado Aquarium - Littleton The Summit - Thornton FatCats - Westminster FortFun - Fort Collins Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Colorado Springs Bear Creek Archery - Englewood Family Sports Center - Littleton Colorado Journey Mini Golf - Littleton Activate - Westminster The Summit - Windsor Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Parker Chipper's Lanes - Broomfield Sky Zone Trampoline Park - Arvada Monster Mini Golf - Centennial WhirlyBall - Colorado Whetstone Climbing - Fort Collins Monkey Bizness - Parker The Summit - Interquest Parkway, Colorado Springs Chipper's Lanes - Horsetooth Fort Collins Jumpin' - Loveland Color Me Mine - Boulder Progresh - Thornton Unser Racing- North Denver Bandimere Speedway - Morrison Little Monkey Business - Westminster Chipper's Lanes - College Center Fort Collins DBAT: Colorado Springs Game Train USA - Littleton Colorado Bounce Company - Lakewood Altitude Ninja Gym - Colorado Springs Curbside Skatepark - Sheridan The Little Gym - Colorado Springs Chipper's Lanes - Estes Park The Playground, LLC - Greeley Roller City - Lakewood The VR Arcade - Loveland Chipper's Lanes - Greeley Center Ebike Tours & Rental - Manitou Springs Crown Lanes - Denver Dynamic Paintball - Aurora Bowhunters Edge - Colorado Springs Pedego Fort Collins - Fort Collins The Gutterhouse - Pueblo West Monument Ice Rink - Monument Old Town Putt - Fort Collins Color Splash Paintball Park - Pueblo Localhost - Lakewood Premier Martial Arts - Layfayette Pure Bouldering Gym - Colorado Springs Ice Lanes - Sterling Haute Yoga Colorado - Thornton Premier Martial Arts - Littleton Altitude Outdoor Adventures - Cedaredge Family Shooting Center - Aurora Loonees Comedy Club - Colorado Springs Main Event - Highlands Ranch United States Olympic Training Center - Colorado Springs Highland Park Lanes - Greeley Operation City Quest - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley. Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Wacky Walks - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Puzzling Adventures - Aspen, Boulder, Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Loveland, Pueblo 3Quest Challenge - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Crazy Dash - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Zombie Scavengers - Arvada, Aurora, Boulder, Centennial, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Greeley, Lakewood, Pueblo, Thornton, Westminster Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo - Colorado Springs Colorado Gators Reptile Park - Mosca Evergood Adventure Wines - Palmer Lake Pedego Electric Bikes - Steamboat Springs Warrior Challenge Arena - Broomfield

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 154 reviews

Had a great time even though it rained. Very knowledgeable and entertaining! Will do the Cheyenne Canyon tour next time we are in town. Thank you for an outstanding time!

Really cool tour. Lots of fun! Our tour guide is knowledgeable, friendly and professional!! Highly recommend this tour to all our friends.

Amazing tour!! Tumbleweed was the best tour guide. He ensured we were comfortable and had a great time.

We had a great time! Worth the time and money. Prairie dog was awesome!

Great experience, not very crowed, excellent staff.