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9 Fun Things to do in COS

There are plenty of activities in Colorado Springs, whether seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or family-friendly activities. Colorado Springs is a destination for the curious, adrenaline junkie and those that want to escape to calm and relaxation.

There are more than fifty exciting things to see and do in the region, but I want to share with you some of the best fun activities to consider when planning your visit to Colorado Springs.

Here are my favorite activities to do in Colorado Springs:


Experience the thrill of ziplining in Colorado Springs. One great place to consider is the Broadmoor Soaring Adventure, offering five different ziplines over South Cheyenne Canon, seeing the cascading Seven Falls. You can also check out Adventures Out West to zip over canyons, explore aerial courses, and test your skills on the high ropes.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

Colorado Springs is known for its world-class rock climbing destinations, including Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced climber, there’s a “rock” for you.

White Water Rafting

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Arkansas River, which flows through Colorado Springs. The water travels through a glacial valley alongside towering cliffs offering relaxing floating opportunities and many thrilling rapids. Choose from half-day to multi-day trips, with rapids ranging from Class  II to V.

White Water Rafting
Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Ballooning

Take in the stunning views of the Pikes Peak region from a hot air balloon. Companies like Adventures Out West (AOW), America’s oldest commercial hot air balloon ride company, offer rides that take off from Colorado Springs and float over the scenic landscape.


Due to the vast mountain landscape, Colorado Springs offers a wide range of hiking options. If you want to get out in nature, hiking in Red Rock Canyon is one of the most extraordinary things to do in Colorado Springs. In addition, the paths are ideal for people looking to avoid the crowds.



Bicycling down Pikes Peak is an adventure you don’t want to miss! As you descend 14,000 feet with a mountain breeze flying through your hair, you will feel the adrenaline rush of the Pikes Peak Bicycle Expedition. If bicycling off-road is more your thing, you can join the Bike Gold Camp Off-Road adventure.

Ghost Tours

Explore the spooky side of Colorado Springs with a ghost tour. Companies like Colorado Haunted History offer guided tours that take you to the city’s most haunted locations and share the ghost stories that haunt them.


Colorado Springs has several fishing spots, including the Pike Peak area at the Crystal Creek Reservoir and Arkansas River in Canon City. Hire a guide to show you the best places to fish!


Discover the rich history and culture of Colorado Springs by visiting one of its many museums. Options include the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, the National Museum of World War II Aviation, and the Peterson Air and Space Museum.

World War II Aviation

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding in the Garden of the Gods Park is the best way to experience scenic red rock formations. The Academy Riding Stables will guide you through the trails of this natural wonder. However, if you prefer wide open spaces, you can visit one of the many dude ranches in the area and ride with real cowboys and cowgirls.

Brewery Tours

Colorado Springs is home to a thriving craft beer scene, with over 30 breweries in the area. Visit the Ivywild School, a brewery, market, and event space inside an old elementary school building constructed in 1916. Take a brewery tour and taste some of the best local brews at locations like Bristol Brewing Company, Red Leg Brewing Company, and Cerberus Brewing Company.

Brewery Tour

Family-friendly Activities

Colorado Springs offers plenty of family activities, including the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the North Pole – Santa’s Workshop, and the May Natural History Museum. Kids can also explore the outdoor playgrounds and parks like Bear Creek Regional Park and Memorial Park.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Pikes Peak

In conclusion, Colorado Springs offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Whether you seek outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, or family-friendly activities, there is something for everyone in this vibrant city.

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