Colorado Springs Outdoor Activities

Colorado Springs Outdoor ActivitiesThere are epic mountain tops and natural scenic wonders to be seen in Colorado Springs; our hand-selected list guarantees you'll discover great outdoor adventures you won't find anywhere else. Whether you like to stay on land or get in or on the water, the Springs is calling you to get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!

Garden of the Gods
Explore the majestic paradise of Colorado Springs at the Garden of the Gods and enjoy hours of breathtaking outdoor beauty, hiking, biking, horseback riding and rock climbing. You'll find easy access designated mountain trails, enjoyable resting spots at the Scotsman Picnic Area and South Spring Picnic Area, and adventure tours available at Adventures Out West.

Address: 1805 N. 30th Gateway Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80904 - MAP
Phone: (719) 634-6666
Web: www.gardenofgods.com

Seven Falls
Enjoy outdoor beauty as you bask in the mist of cascading waterfalls at Seven Falls in Colorado Springs. Challenge your physical endurance and climb the 184 steps along the mountainside, up to the magnificent platform to watch the falls tumble 181 feet down its solid granite cliffside. Afterwards treat yourself to the Ponderosa Cafe to refuel and Main Curio Shop for memorable souvenirs.

Address: 2850 S Cheyenne Canyon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906- MAP
Phone: (719) 632-0752
Web: www.sevenfalls.com

Pikes Peak
Colorado Springs Pikes Peak, aka, America's Mountain, is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan's Mount Fuji. Over a half a million people reach the summit peak, most by the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. A stone's throw away is the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Cave of the Winds, Garden of the Gods and many other famous attractions.

Address: 5069 Pikes Peak Highway Cascade, CO 80809 - MAP
Phone: 719-385-Peak (7325)
Web: www.pikes-peak.com

Manitou Springs
Paradise awaits outdoor enthusiasts at Manitou Springs mountain community in Colorado Springs. The magical town lies between the Gods of the Garden and Pikes Peak. This outdoor recreation paradise allows extreme mountain bikers to hit the trails at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, provides water enthusiasts with the Arkansas River for rafting, and fishermen can drop a line at the North Slope Recreation Area.

Address: 354 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 - MAP
Web: www.manitousprings.org

Starsmore Discovery Center
Nature lovers know the Starsmore Discovery Center in Colorado Springs is the gateway to the Cheyenne Canyon and its breathtaking waterfalls, rock formations, wildflowers and wildlife make for a beautiful outdoor experience. The stone landmark building is the original home of the Starsmore family and serves to offer visitors area information, maps and hands-on nature exhibits.

Address: 2120 S Cheyenne Cañon Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 - MAP
Phone: (719) 385-6086
Web: www.springsgov.com

Academy Riding Stables
Saddle up for a one or two-hour horse ride at Academy Riding Stables, guided by real cowboys who travel you through the Garden of the Gods Park. On your journey outdoors, the guides will point out the star red rock formations; including the Sleeping Giant, Snakehead Rock, Kissing Camels and Siamese Twins. See the natural wonders like pioneers did one hundred years ago on horseback.

Address: 4 El Paso Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 - MAP
Phone: (719) 633-5667
Web: www.arsriding.com