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From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

1. From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

Check out some of Colorado's most beautiful scenery on this full-day tour departing from Denver. See the stunning sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and head to the Pikes Peak Summit and take in views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain ranges Admire the variety of red, pink, and white sandstone formations as you explore the Garden of the Gods. Make the most of the scenic photo opportunities as you wonder at the beauty of these ancient geological formations. Be sure to check out the Balanced Rock and the Kissing Camels formations. Head to the Pikes Peak, the tallest mountain in the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains. As you stand at the summit, admire views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain range. With the right conditions, you can see for miles into the distance. Descend the mountain and continue the tour with a drive through Manitou Springs, a small resort town located to the west of Colorado Springs. Finally, finish up back in central Denver.

From Denver: Garden of the Gods & Manitou Springs Tour

2. From Denver: Garden of the Gods & Manitou Springs Tour

Community Impact: -This tour focuses on prioritizing “supporting local”, which is vital to positively impacting the Colorado Springs community and its economy. -This experience provides guests with the opportunity to contribute to the preservation of a one-of-a-kind natural habitat. -During our visit to Garden of the Gods and Colorado Springs, we will provide recommendations and offer opportunities to patronize small and local businesses. -We mindfully design our tours to explore areas on foot, thus doing our part to lessen our environmental impact. This six-hour tour highlights the best of Garden of the Gods and the nearby town of Manitou Springs. Your guide will be waiting for you outside Union Station, in the heart of downtown Denver. With a 90-minute drive out of Denver and towards the picturesque town of Colorado Springs, you’ll have time to get to know your guide, who in turn will get to know you and your party’s interests! Along the way, you’ll be able to take in the Colorado landscape, following along the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains. You’ll hear tales of intrepid western explorers and native peoples as well as the incredible geological formations passing by the window. Our first stop will be for a Garden of the Gods tour, taking in the iconic ancient rock formations tilted at seemingly impossible angles. The Visitor Center will set the tone for your experience through a variety of displays highlighting the wildlife of the area, connections to prehistoric dinosaurs, and the unique geology of the region. As you meander the paths of the park, your guide will fill you in on the fascinating processes of mountain building and erosion that eventually produced the amazing rock structures we see today. Weather permitting, you’ll also be able to get a view of Colorado Springs’ best-known “14’er”, Pikes Peak, its 14,115-foot promontory rising out of the High Plains. Our final leg of the trip includes a stop in Manitou Springs’s charming downtown, a late 19th-century spa resort with a meandering creek, mining-era buildings, and a variety of unique shops, souvenir stores, cafes, restaurants, and more. With its scenic backdrop, Manitou Springs is a great place to snap a few more pictures before the drive back to Denver.

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What people are saying about Colorado Springs

What great fun!!! Best part of our trip here!! John is great!!! So knowledgeable, enthusiastic & patient with our questions!! He drove in over an hour for our Sunday night 9pm tour- and it was perfect!! We stayed at the antlers hotels (which I also reccomend) and the tour started here. There were 4 of us (age 34 to 67) and EVERYONE LOVED IT!! I highly reccomend you schedule this tour next time you come to due time colorado springs. Thank you John

We had an awesome time with Prairie Dog as our guide. It was a memorable time we will keep for a lifetime. We we also treated very kind by the whole staff and even received help with our vehicle before heading home. Thanks again . Keith and Wendi Burch of Tx

My sister and I did this on September 26th. It was a great day. My first time on a Segway and it was easier than I thought to pick up. Happy explained it well and we had a great time. Highly recommend the tour.

Very nice trip seeing the sites in Colorado Springs. We saw the Garden of the Gods, some of the best restaurants in town, mountains and one of hotels Very pretty and informative drive

Fun, exciting, good lenth of activity time. Much better than walking since you cover a larger area of things to see.