Day Trips to Colorado Springs

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Our most recommended Colorado Springs Day Trips To

  • 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: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

    2. 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

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

    3. 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

    4. 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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What people are saying about Colorado Springs

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.