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  • Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

    1. Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

    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.

    My daughter and I had a great time. Our guide, Prairie Dog, was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun!

  • 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 the Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook.  Enjoy unobscured views and a mellow pace that ensures your visit to this beautiful red rock park is memorable. Your guide will point out exotic plant life, red-tailed hawks, eagles' nests, mule deer, big horn sheep, and of course, numerous spectacular geologic formations and the unique caricatures hidden within them. You will have several short stops, however; generally stay on the Segway throughout the tour. You will 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.

    Our tour guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable about the history of Garden of the God's and all of the rock formations. The weather was awesome which allowed us to see all of the sites. I would definitely recommend the segway tour to locals, new comers, and visitors.

  • Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

    3. 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. 

    This is a must do! Everyone was knowledgeable and helpful. We will be do this again. Thank you

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

    4. 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 gue...

    Was an amazing interactive museum. Perfect for kids and adults of all ages. Fantastic staff who are friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone and everyone, but especially if you love the Olympics. Would rate this 10 stars!

  • Denver: Private Tour to Pikes Peak and Garden of Gods

    5. Denver: Private Tour to Pikes Peak and Garden of Gods

    Colorado really shows off its beauty when it comes to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Located in the Rocky Mountains, west of Colorado Springs, start with exploring Pikes Peak, which is well over 2.3 billion years old and the highest summit in the Front Range boasting sprawling views for miles. Enjoy 14,115 feet of beauty right in Denver’s backyard. Explore the endless trails at Garden of the Gods, and disconnect as you view the gigantic sandstone formations surrounding you. This park was voted the best city park in the country and has a phenomenal history which your guide will tell you all about.

    Kyle was very informative, very knowledgeable and very patient. Just truly AWESOME!!!

  • Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

    6. Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

    Enjoy the rugged beauty of the Colorado Rockies on this guided 4x4 tour on the back roads high above Colorado Springs. You will spend almost the entire tour on dirt roads high in the mountains of the Pike National Forest. Admire the views from as high as 11,200 feet above sea level. Join this remote and scenic activity, punctuated by breathtaking views of alpine meadows, wildflowers, beaver ponds, and streams. Peer across stunning landscapes where eagles, deer, cougars, and bears may be sighted.  Relax, take in the clean mountain air, and enjoy the splendor of the Rocky Mountains. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. You tour will include: bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in The West! This tour only runs on weekdays to give you the best possible experience.

    Our tour guide was Tumbleweed. He may our experience on the the trip amazing! He was very knowledgeable about the area and the history.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Whipper was our guide and was very personable and knowledgeable. He provided us with colorful and entertaining stories of the history and legends of the area. We were even provided a demonstration of why he acquired his name. The jeep tour included much more than I expected and I was delighted. One of the other passengers required some extra assistance and Whipper provided it in a very gracious and respectful manner. I would highly recommend this activity and definitely ask for Whipper to be your guide. You will not be disappointed.

We took the Adventures Out West Jeep tour of the Garden of the Gods Area and it was Awesome! Summit, our guide grew up in the area and his knowledge of the areas history and personal stories growing up in such a wonderful place added a lot to the enjoyment and overall experience.

Maverick was a very friendly and extremely knowledgeable guide. He was also a very safe and gracious driver (even in the face of other motorist being dangerous and rude)

Great value for the money. Prairie Dog, our guide, did a great job he really knew his history of the area and was an excellent driver. Had the best time.

Exceeded my expectations. Have lived here for 4+ years and saw many things for first time. Tour guide Cookie was knowledgeable and a lot of fun.