Looking for captivating and unique experiences in Colorado Springs this spring? There are numerous destinations to travel to in the area and awesome views to be taken in. People traditionally think first of the mountains and skiing for the area, but this area holds a treasure trove of fun day trips and other experiences for the passionate adventurer. Let’s explore some of the great things to do here in spring.
Broadmoor’s Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway
This is the world’s highest cog railway in existence and holds a stunning view for those who ride it to the top. The railway’s creation came about thanks to Zalmon Simmons who had to ride to the top regularly by mule to inspect the army signal station at the top. The trip took two arduous days to reach the top this way. After acquiring funding the railway began construction in 1889 and in 1890 limited service began. In 1891 the first complete trip to the summit was made. Today the trip is 3 hours and 10 minutes and the views from the cars as they go up is astounding and break taking.
Looking to make a splash? Then white water rafting may be the trip for you. These exciting adventures will have you cruising down rivers and getting soaked, but the view and fun are completely worth it. The River Runners have an amazing service that runs down several rivers and has a few routes on each river. They have routes for beginners looking for a smoother ride and advanced ones for those who want to live on the edge.
The best part is these attractions are just a small handful of what Colorado Springs has to offer during the spring. This area is fantastic for those who love going outdoors and enjoying the natural world. Additionally, the wonderful homes for sale and/or rent here in Colorado Springs are perfect for families of all sizes and ages.
Academy Riding Stables
Want to ride a horse around in the wilderness of the West like the original cowboys and Native Americans did? Then a visit to Academy Riding Stables is in order. This ranch located southwest of Colorado Springs takes visitors on horseback rides around the Garden of the Gods Park and is guided by modern day cowboys. There are one and two hour rides around the park and after Labor Day through Thursday before Memorial weekend you can take a 2.5 hour ride around the perimeter. The park has horses for rides of all skill levels; it is recommended that you make reservations ahead of time.