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Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

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: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Immerse yourself in tales ranging from apparitions to mysterious black mists and moving objects. Let your host regale you with tales of the creepy goings-on in the Rabbit Hole restaurant, the premises of which housed the city morgue in the 1900s, or La Burla Bee, which is said to house several ghosts. This walking tour adventure starts at the Antlers Hotel where you'll hear about Judge Baldwin and other spirits. You then pass by the Rabbit Hole hotel, the Old Depot, the Cheyenne Building, and many other sites of paranormal activity. Listen to stories of the pop-up morgues and crematoriums that emerged during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and which left many spirits still wandering in the underground of the city. Learn about the former YWCA and the tragic event that happened inside, as well as the underground tunnels that led to the old City Auditorium. After visiting the Colorado Mining Exchange and Peak Theatre, journey on to the Old Depot and the Denver/Rio Grande Railroad where a serial killer is said to have committed his first double murder.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

Climb aboard a luxury jeep and enjoy a guided tour of Garden of the Gods, a stunning public park located in Colorado Springs. Come across towering red sandstone rock formations eroded over millions of years, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring landscape. Admire rock formations that reach up to 300 feet tall and are uniquely shaped. Drive around in a spacious vehicle and enjoy photo stops at breathtaking locations along the way. Walk along scenic hiking trails to immerse yourself in the park's natural beauty. Keep your energy levels up during your journey with a snack and water or Gatorade.

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

The drive up this historic highway is one you won't forget. You'll make several stops above and below the tree line to really soak in all the views that makes this experience so unique. Take in the incredible smell of the fresh air of large forests, the changing pine trees as we ascend the mountain, and the stunning views above tree line. You will walk around the summit while your guide points out interesting facts and information, and then allow you to explore the summit house. And of course, there are world famous Pikes Peak donuts at the summit house! Wildlife spotting is likely but not guaranteed. There are lots of wild flowers in the summer.

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

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

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. Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory champagne toast.

Garden of the Gods,Manitou Springs,Old Stage Road Jeep Tour

Garden of the Gods,Manitou Springs,Old Stage Road Jeep Tour

Hop on board a modern Jeep and have us drive you through three distinctly different aspects of our little town. You can choose between an open air experience or enclosed. Visit Garden of the Gods, the number one attraction in Colorado Springs. The rock formations here are stunning. We stop at the best picture spots and talk a little about what we are seeing. Beautiful views the Garden, Pikes Peak, and the foothills. Tour Manitou Springs and talk about the interesting history of the area. Stop off at a few springs to take a drink of the natural mineral waters and see some points of interest. Take a quick tour of Old Stage Road. Get away from commercial areas and into the mountains with exceptional views. Quite, peaceful and mountain air.

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

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 Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

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: Pikes Peak Luxury Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Luxury Jeep Tour

Explore Pikes Peak, a majestic mountain located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, known for its stunning views, diverse wildlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Start a 19-mile (31-kilometer) long drive starting from the base of the mountain in Manitou Springs. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape as you pass the scenic Pikes Peak Highway. Ride to Pikes Peak summit rising to an elevation of 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) above sea level, making it one of Colorado's famous "fourteeners." At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, including views of Mount Evans, Longs Peak, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You can also check out the visitor center, gift shop, and restaurant to grab a bite to eat while taking in the stunning views.

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4.9
(253 reviews)

This was an amazing experience! We wanted a nice tour of Garden of the Gods where we could do an easy hike, learn about the park, and we only had about 3 hours. Bruce was exceptional as our guide - he was flexible, took tons of pictures of us in front of all the things (we didn't expect that bonus - we have some really lovely souvenir pics!) educated us on the history, culture, and surroundings, and truly made our hike unforgettable (3 miles). Garden of the Gods is spectacular. I think with our shortened time frame we would have been overwhelmed if we had tried to self guide our tour - definitely worth the price to have what felt like a friend show us around!

I was thinking about canceling this due to the price and I am so glad I did not. Clementine was so knowledgeable and took us places we would have never known to do on our own. The tour was worth every penny and I highly recommend.

Our host was entertaining and knowledgeable of history and the paranormal activity with video evidence at some of the tour landmarks.

Amanda was an awesome tour guide and took tons of pics of my wife and I on all the picturesque spots. 10 out of 10 Thanks

Nathan was amazing. Very knowledgeable and patient with us. Could not of asked for a better guide.