Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top 10 Things to Do in Colorado Springs, CO

Have you ever been to Colorado Springs? Do you have a trip planned in the future? If so, check out this list of places you HAVE to see while you're here! Dan and I are including an insert with our wedding invitations that list these attractions since there will be a long break between our wedding ceremony and our reception. Plus, many of our guests are making a vacation out of their trip, so we thought we'd help them out with these ideas!

Garden of the Gods
Location: 1805 N 30th Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
Admission: free

Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Location: 515 Ruxton Avenue Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Hours: 9:00AM – 3:00PM
Admission: $35 (book ahead)

Seven Falls
Location: 2850 S Cheyenne Canyon Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Hours: 8:30AM – 10:00PM
Admission: $9.25

US Olympic Training Center
Location: 1750 E Boulder Street Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Admission: free

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Location: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Admission: $17.25 (and totally worth it!)

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Location: 10 Cliff Road Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Admission: $9.50

Cave of the Winds
Location: 100 Cave of the Winds Road Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM
Admission: $18

US Air Force Academy
Location: 4700 Ponderosa Drive USAF Academy, CO 80840
Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Admission: free
*visitors must go in North Gate unless they have a military ID or a cadet escort

Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Location: 3550 W High Street Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Hours: from dawn until dusk
Admission: free

The Broadmoor
Location: 1 Lake Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Hours: hours vary
Admission: free to walk around

*Please note that many of these attractions offer discounts for military personnel, students, and children.
  • Have you been to Colorado Springs?
  • What is YOUR favorite attraction?
  • What's the best thing to do where YOU live?


  1. I LOVE Colorado Springs! I went there in June 2013 and had a great time! I actually did a lot of the things on this list! I would love to go back there sometime!

  2. Oh how I miss Colorado Springs!! My favorite hiking was the punch bowl trail at Glen Eyerie, but it has closed since the wildfire. :(

  3. I've never been, but I hear it's gorgeous!! Based on the photos you posted, looks like people were right!

  4. You should put Helen Hunt Falls/hiking at North Cheyenne Canon Park on your list, for sure. It was my favorite place we saw/hiked when we were living there.

  5. When I went to Colorado, we visited with my husband's uncle who lives in Castle Rock. We visited Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, the Zoo, Mount Evans. Loved all of them!

  6. Ahh thank you for posting this! That makes me that much more excited to move there in a couple months!! I've been to quite a few from visiting Brian at the Academy but there's a lot we haven't done with the kids! Thanks for sharing!!