Colorado Springs is Colorado’s second largest city and is only one hour from Cañon City.

Like any metropolitan area, there’s so much to do in Colorado Springs. However, the city is tucked up against the front range mountains, making for plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities too.

Explore soaring adventures, remarkable natural wonders, stunning beauty, spacious blue skies, and more than 55 attractions sure to inspire during your Colorado Springs getaway.

For quintessential Colorado beauty, high-altitude attractions, and Olympic inspiration, Colorado Springs is a year-round destination with an impressive roster of outdoor, family-friendly and cultural activities.

Unique attractions include:

  1. The Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, a 35-acre complex where Olympic champions train with interactive exhibits and informative visitor center
  2. The Manitou Incline, a 2,000 vertical foot climb with 2,800 steps.
  3. Garden of the Gods, a red sandstone-filled park with trails that wind through the rocks for an up-close view of this other-worldly setting.
  4. Drive to the top of Pike’s Peak, Colorado’s most infamous fourteener and inspiration for “America the Beautiful.”
  5. Bring the kids to America’s only mountain zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where visitors can hand-feed giraffes or elephants and walk alongside wallabies.
  6. Hike or bike any of the many trails in the area, including Paint Mines Interpretive Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park.