It’s time to be outside, and get some fresh air while we continue to keep our distance from one another. Outdoor activities in Colorado Springs are the perfect way to safely enjoy the summer.
Here are our top 8 picks for what to do…
Located at the base of Pike’s Peak, these rock formations awe and inspire no matter how many times you see them. These vibrant red rocks jut out towards the sky and remind you how old and mysterious our Earth truly is. No trip to Colorado Springs is complete without seeing this amazing sight.
2. Pikes Peak
An iconic mountain of the West. It stands out over the city as the highest point (14,115 ft) of the ridgeline. Whether you drive to the top or endeavor to hike to the top, it is impossible to resist seeing the views from the highest point of the mountain.
A two-hour hike that includes waterfalls, it’s hard to go wrong. If you are seeking a scenic stroll through nature without too much strain, this is the hike for you.
4. Palmer Park
If you want to get some mountain biking in during your visit, Palmer Park is known for it’s challenging bike trails. It is easily accessible, located right in the center of Colorado Springs, and has so many trail options (walking or hiking) you will be able to return again and again and still discover something new.
5. Pulpit Rock
For such a little hike, this spot makes you feel miles away. There are many different paths you can take; steep or winding, to reach the top peak. It overlooks the city and gives you a perfect view of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. With this overlook, you will have no doubt where everything is for miles around you.
The hippie neighbor to Colorado Springs and only a few miles away. This quaint town has fun shops, great food, hiking, and parks all around the hilly terrain. If you are a fan of spots with character, this is a must-see mountain town, where fun is not to be had, it is indulged in.
When you are floating on your own paddleboard and practicing a downward dog yoga pose, you realize what it means to be truly balanced. Reclaim your strength and revitalize your confidence as you float with a school of fellow paddleboard yoga floaters along either Monument or Quail Lake. Make sure to check out the sunset class that ends with you on a glowing paddleboard of your favorite color.
For the Jeep lovers, and the 4 wheel drive junkies, this is a road that takes you into the mountains and away from civilization. You will drive over rocky roads and into an entirely different world that will give you insane overlooks. If you are prepared and know how to off-road drive, this will be an enjoyable way to experience the Rockies.