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Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

1. 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: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

2. 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 the 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 - Guided Walking Ghost / History Tour

3. Colorado Springs - Guided Walking Ghost / 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 Segway Tour

4. 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 nature as you pass by Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook, and learn about the history of the Old West. 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.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

5. 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: U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum Entry

6. 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

7. 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.

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

8. 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.

Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Stage Rd: Jeep Tour

9. Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Old Stage Rd: Jeep Tour

Hop on board a Jeep equipped to drive up mountains and get ready for a personal and engaging experience with personable guides. Enjoy a tour where the top priority is safety and ensuring you can kick back and enjoy the views and conversations. Have the option to take frequent stops to get off the Jeep as you explore and take photos. Visit Garden of the Gods and get the feeling of being on another planet. Witness large rocks of sandstone, conglomerates, and limestone that jet from the earth like fins. This is truly a beautiful place and one fitting for the Gods. Drive around the park and step out to get some pictures at popular places. 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 show some points of interest. Experience a quick tour of Old Stage Road. Travel down a dirt/gravel old stage coach road that will see you ascend 1300 ft. Get to experience a forested mountain road with interesting views of Colorado Springs from above.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

10. 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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4.9
(26 reviews)

This Jeep tour was amazing. Amanda was super helpful, extremely informative of all the local sites and history. And I was traveling solo so it was like having a private tour guide. But she’s such a great host it was just like I was being driven around the garden of the gods with a good friend with her conversation/social personality. And as an added bonus she is a spectacular photographer and knows all the best angles for taking great shots. The blue jeep was freshly detailed and very nice and comfortable ride. I would recommend this tour weather you’re traveling with friends/family or even solo. Can’t wait to come back and do another tour when sites open up for the summer season. Thank you again for your hospitality 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Terrific, she went above and beyond on the tour! Really enjoyed the tour and all the information and the extra effort when helping take photos! 100% would book again!

Our guide Amanda was wonderful. She was on time and was very knowledgeable and informative. We would tour with that company again.

What a Great experience! Amanda, my tour guide, was Amazing! So friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.

Really fun! Amanda was so friendly and fun and knew all the best places to visit and take pics.