Attractions Nearby Colorado Springs, Day Trips and Excursions
(Colorado Springs, Colorado - CO, USA)
Colorado is well-known for its spectacular natural beauty and scenic attractions. The many breathtaking landscapes that surround Colorado Springs are no exception, offering magnificent views.
Numerous natural attractions are located in Pikes Peak County within a short driving distance of Colorado Springs and offer breathtaking views, abundant wildlife plus countless outdoor activities. Also nearby are opulent mansions and historic mining towns that offer a glimpse into Colorado's heady past of fortunes made and dreams betrayed.
Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway
Address: Canon City, Colorado CO, USA
Tel: +1 719 275 5149
Although a little commercial, this town nevertheless offers an authentic Wild West experience and is where John Wayne made movies during the early 1970s. Buckskin Joe Frontier Town, close to Colorado Springs, offers plenty of live entertainment, including hourly gun battles as well as train rides to Royal Gorge Canyon and the famous Royal Gorge Bridge.
Open hours: May to September, daily - 09:00 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for children, children four years old and under are free
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Address: 4218 Fremont County Road 3A, Canon City, Colorado CO, 81215, USA
Tel: +1 719 275 7507
To the southwest of Colorado Springs lies this popular park and entertainment venue. The Royal Gorge Bridge and Park is home to the world's highest suspension bridge with breathtaking views of the deep gorge, the world's longest single-span aerial tram, as well as dozens of amusement park rides, shows, a wildlife park and numerous outdoor attractions.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children three years old and under are free
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Address: 401 Water Street, Canon City, Colorado CO, 81212, USA
Tel: +1 888 724 5748
The best way to fully experience the spectacular Royal Gorge is to take a train trip along the famous railroad. Lasting two hours, popular attractions include a variety of packages, such as lunch and twilight dinner deals. The Royal Gorge train slowly makes its way along the banks of the Arkansas River, passing under the Royal Gorge Bridge that sits 1,000 feet above and passing over the Hanging Bridge, a point so narrow that the bridge hangs above the river suspended from the sheer rock walls. Be prepared for breathtaking views and plenty of wildlife.
Open hours: year round except January, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for children
Address: Cripple Creek, Colorado CO, USA
The historic mining town of Cripple Creek is located on the western flank of Pikes Peak and was a bustling town during the 1890s when gold fever struck. Today you can take a tour of the working gold mines, explore the historic buildings, gamble and take a historic steam railway ride.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charges apply for some attractions
Address: Highway 82, Aspen, Colorado CO, 81611, USA
Tel: +1 970 925 3445
This is the only waterfall in Colorado to be listed on National Geographic's list of international waterfalls. Just a short drive from central Colorado Springs, visitors to the Seven Falls are able to drive along the picturesque canyon, past the Pillars of Hercules and onto the waterfall, a series of seven distinct falls progressing 181 feet down a granite cliff. An elevator takes visitors to Eagles Nest platform for the best views of the falls, while a series of walking trails lead to sweeping views of Colorado Springs.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:15, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors and children, children six years old and under are free