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

1. 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.

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Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

2. 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.

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Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

3. 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 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.

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Denver: Private Tour to Pikes Peak and Garden of Gods

4. 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.

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Colorado Springs: Old West High County 4x4 Tour

5. 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.

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Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

6. 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. 

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 146 reviews

Our guide Kat was amazing! At first the Segway seemed a bit daunting but she was a great teacher and it truly did only take a few minutes to get the hang of it. The tour thru Garden of the Gods was beautiful and far more memorable than had we just driven the roads ourselves. Would recommend to anyone!

Amazing tour of the mountains and Garden of the Gods. Our tour guide SUMMIT was great. He shared a ton of history and information along the way. Do it. Best 2.5 hours.

Our guide Dusty was very knowledgeable of the Garden of the Gods and of the area. He was very friendly and we were very comfortable.

We did the Jeep tour and it was awesome. We had 2 Aussies join us who could not have been nice enough. Wonderful day had by all.

Well laid out. Interesting artifacts. Exciting building.