The Allen children have been watching with anticipation the weather report for this Friday and Saturday night. This is the Allen family’s 14th year of performing in the Live Nativity, an event in...
Colorado Springs is one of the most visited Colorado summer vacation destinations primarily because it’s home to the famous Pikes Peak and all the adventures that go with that. The mountain towers over the city and is home to Colorado Springs events like the Pikes Peak international hill climb auto race in June. Colorado Springs events also include multiple free concerts and festivals, athletic endurance contests and an abundance of summer things to do for families. Like any mountain, man must get to the top of it and there are several ways to summit Pikes Peak: train, car, or for those looking to test their endurance, you can ride your bike or hike. My favorite way to experience Pikes Peak is to take bike tour. It’s easy and fun as long as you know how to ride a bike. Take your bike to the top of the mountain by car, truck or van with the help of a friend, cousin or a local company that offers the service then take the ride down, but make sure your brakes are in good shape.
At the base of Pikes Peak is Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City. Both offer unique shopping, multiple free summer concerts, world famous tourism attractions, festivals and more. See my picks for Colorado Springs events, concerts, festivals, restaurants and lodging.
Colorado Springs events and things to do in the Summer
Cog Railway to Pikes Peak Summit, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Pikes peak Scenic Drive, Downhill Bike Pikes Peak, Ghost Town Museum, Theatre, Miramont Castle Museum, Pro Rode Hall of Fame, Space Foundation Discovery Center, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Horseback Riding, Recreation Marijuana, Hiking, Biking, Shopping, Farmers Market, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City
Colorado Springs events and things to do in the Winter
Cog Railway to Pikes Peak Summit, Cave of the Winds, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Theatre, Miramont Castle Museum, Pro Rode Hall of Fame, Space Foundation Discovery Center, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, Recreational Marijuana, Shopping, Manitou Springs, Old Colorado City
Denver 1 hour 10 minutes, 68 miles
Cripple Creek 1 hour and 4 minutes, 44 miles
Royal Gorge 1 hour and 16 minutes, 58 miles
Pueblo 43 minutes, 45 miles
Dallas 10 hours 47 minutes, 721 Miles
Oklahoma City 8 hours 59 minutes, 591 miles
Rampart Range Reservoir
Top Colorado Springs Venues
- Broadmoor World Arena
- Ivywild School
- Pikes Peak Event Center
- Stargazers Theatre and Events Center
- Sunshine Studios
- The Black Sheep