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Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs That Can Include a Hike

This post, Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs, is in partnership with the Colorado Springs CVB and all opinions are my own.

Colorado Springs is absolutely beautiful in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. When you visit you will want to spend as much time outside as possible and soak in all the scenery. I want to share a few spots to go for your outdoor adventures that can include a hike because that is what Colorado is all about. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs

Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs That Can Include a Hike

Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs That Can Include a Hike

The Broadmoor Seven Falls

A waterfall that is cut up in seven different places. It is also the only waterfall in Colorado to make it on National Geographic’s list of International Waterfalls. From the ticket counter you can hike the 1 mile on paved road up to the falls. Once you arrive climb the 224 stairs to the top to see where the waterfall begins. From there you can continue on the hiking trail and walk back the mile to your car. It’s a nice workout, but only for those who want to take the time to do that. You can also take a tram and then an elevator to experience the same great scenery, though the elevator does not provide direct access to the hiking trails.

Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs That Can Include a Hike

Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs That Can Include a Hike

Garden of the Gods

Ranked the third best place to see in all of Colorado by PlantWare and voted the No. 1 park in the U.S. by TripAdvisor users for a reason. The sandstone rock formations are amazing and you can’t help but want to get as close as you can. The park offers many types of tours – jeep, trolley, segway, electric bike and even rock climbing. There are 15 miles of hiking trails to explore. Want to stay in your car? Just follow the paved loop and view the beauty around you.

photo provided by CO Springs CVB
photo provided by CO Springs CVB

Pikes Peak

Bragging rights that you have been on top of a 14,000+ foot mountain. How you get to the top is up to you. Hire a tour company to learn along the way. Drive up most of the twisty roads yourself and then shuttle the rest to the summit. Cycle up and down, or just bike down as you can get a ride up and skip the hard part. Or of course hike the trails. The 6-10 hour walk will leave you with memories forever. Barr Trail as a great place to stop half way up to eat and rest, or even camp and make it a 2-day adventure. Be sure to bring your jacket because it will be cold up there, but so worth it!

What other Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs can you have?

See a great list here!

Outdoor Adventures in Colorado Springs That Can Include a Hike

Also visit my post Top Places for Families of All Ages Visit Colorado Springs

 

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