Manitou Springs

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Our most recommended things to do in Manitou Springs

  • 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.

  • Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

    3. Zipline Tour: Colo-Rad

    Zipline over the foothills of historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak. Perched high above Manitou Springs over Gregory Gulch, you will indulge in excitement and spectacular vistas while soaring over this beautiful alpine canyon.  The natural-terrain course features five ziplines, varying in length from 225 feet to over 600 feet and provides the best rush of adrenaline on the Front Range of the Rockies.The ziplines are fully licensed, insured, and inspected. The course is a rustic cliff to cliff style, with no towers to climb, and also includes a couple of short nature hikes between lines. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. The tour includes 4x4 transportation from the station to the start of the course and the best Zipline guides in the West.

    We enjoyed it as first time ziplines. It seemed very safe. There are two small hills to hike between lines.

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What people are saying about Manitou Springs

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 105 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.