Things to do in Manitou Springs

Our most recommended things to do in Manitou Springs

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

1. Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Enjoy a Jeep ride in Colorado that will literally take your breath away. Marvel at the panoramic mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic sites as you enjoy a thrilling ride. 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 nature as you pass by Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook, and learn about the history of the Old West. 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.

Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

3. Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

Zipline over the foothills of historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. Perched high above Manitou Springs over Gregory Gulch, you will indulge in excitement and spectacular vistas while soaring over this beautiful alpine canyon.  The natural-terrain course features five ziplines, varying in length from 225 feet to over 600 feet and provides the best rush of adrenaline on the Front Range of the Rockies.The ziplines are fully licensed, insured, and inspected. The course is a rustic cliff to cliff style, with no towers to climb, and also includes a couple of short nature hikes between lines. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. The tour includes 4x4 transportation from the station to the start of the course and the best Zipline guides in the West.

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

4. 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.

Colorado: GetOutPass

5. 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: 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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What people are saying about Manitou Springs

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 205 reviews

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

Beautiful day and wonderful, very knowledgeable guide. Saw so many beautiful sites, even though we live here and see it so often, we never looked at the rock formations in the way our guide pointed out.

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.

We saw things you couldn’t see any other way! Our guide was great!