Colorado Springs

Travel Guide

Nestled in a mighty mountain range, this sunny city offers adventure hikes, whitewater rafting and museums dedicated to the region's pioneer heritage.

Colorado Springs is the perfect access point to a diverse natural environment, which sprawls around the city. Use it as a gateway to the Rocky Range or plan a trip to see the red ochre sights in the Garden of the Gods park.

Begin your Colorado Springs experience with a visit to Pikes Peak, which is closely linked to America's early history. This popular mountain stands a symbol of the 1859 gold rush to Colorado.

Challenge yourself with a hike up to its 4,302-metre (14,115-foot) peak, along the scenic Barr Trail. Alternatively, save your legs and ride the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. This service only operates from March to December.

After conquering the summit, descend to the Garden of the Gods park, which lies at the foot of the mountain. Photograph its jagged cliffs, characterised by dusty maroon rocks and hike scenic paths to its strange geological formations.

Beat the summer heat with a splashy whitewater rafting tour down the Arkansas River. Alternatively, work on your swing at the golf course or take the kids to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, where you'll see fascinating native species.

In town, discover the history of the area's first settlers at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum or at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry.

Colorado Springs has an simple layout to navigate. Its grid system is easily crossed using bus routes or taxis, which are plentiful. Because of the area's spread-out attractions, it may be more efficient to rent a car. Roads to Pikes Peak are in good condition and can be accessed with any vehicle.

Colorado Springs is fortunately sheltered by a mountain range, so its climate is mild and sunny for most of the year. If it does rain, the city has a number of great attractions to keep you entertained. Learn about military practice at the United States Air Force Academy, admire the strikingly modern modernist Cadet Chapel, or browse intricate paintings the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Centre.

Where to stay in Colorado Springs

Quality Inn and Suites Garden of the Gods
Quality Inn and Suites Garden of the Gods
2.5 out of 5
555 W Garden Of Gods Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$90 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Situated in Colorado Springs, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs and 2 mi (3.2 km) from University of Colorado-Colorado ...
3.8/5 Good! (979 reviews)
"Good hotel but the bathrooms could be updated a little."

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2022

Quality Inn and Suites Garden of the Gods
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
3.5 out of 5
2850 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$154 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
Located in Central Colorado Springs, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Broadmoor World Arena, Battlefield Colorado and Millibo Art Theatre. Williams Fire ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (977 reviews)
"Overall, my boyfriend and I really liked the property. The only weird thing was the bathroom doors - they were sliding barn-like doors which did not fully close. It was fine for us as a couple, but would definitely be weird depending on who you are staying with. Nonetheless, the property was very ..."

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, A Dolce by Wyndham
Cheyenne Mountain Resort, A Dolce by Wyndham
4 out of 5
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$182 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Colorado Springs, this beachfront resort is connected to the convention centre, 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Broadmoor World Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,144 reviews)
"Location was perfect and had a beautiful view of the mountains!"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Cheyenne Mountain Resort, A Dolce by Wyndham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs North
The Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs North
3 out of 5
9130 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$158 per night from 14 Feb. to 15 Feb.
Located in Briargate, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from US Air Force Academy, and within 12 mi (20 km) of University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Garden ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (630 reviews)
"Perfect size and price for our family of 6. We loved it!"

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2021

The Homewood Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs North
Home2 Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs South
Home2 Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs South
3 out of 5
1235 Tenderfoot Hill Rd, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is AU$206 per night from 26 Jan. to 27 Jan.
Situated in the mountains, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Broadmoor World Arena, Battlefield Colorado and Millibo Art Theatre. World Figure Skating ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (151 reviews)
"Everything about the property was excellent. Zachary at the front desk was awesome! I will definitely be making Home 2 Suites my preferred away from home hotel."

Reviewed on 1 Jan. 2022

Home2 Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs South
Rustic mountain cabin located near prime fishing, hunting and ATV trails.
Rustic mountain cabin located near prime fishing, hunting and ATV trails.
725 Echo Lake Dr, Florissant, CO
Set in Florissant, this family-friendly cabin is 5 mi (8.1 km) from Eleven Mile State Park and 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum. Florissant ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (51 reviews)
We loved it!
"The cabin was beautiful, definitely recommend this cabin!"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2022

Rustic mountain cabin located near prime fishing, hunting and ATV trails.
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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