Attractions & Activities in the Pikes Peak Region
Eventful…opportunities abound in and around Colorado Springs, and we are waiting to assist you in planning your vacation and travel itinerary. For the active traveler, you might fancy hiking, biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, golf, tennis or a zipline adventure! Perhaps a walk through time to view amazing sandstone rock formations at nearby Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon or one of our many area parks is to your liking. Or, you might take a drive to the summit or climb aboard the COG railway up Pikes Peak to see purple mountain majesties. The opportunities for fun and sun are endless. Here in the Pikes Peak region and Colorado Springs area, we are blessed to have events and festivals all year long including the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Territory Days, SpringsSpree, the Renaissance Festival, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Pikes Peak Marathon, the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo and parade, the El Paso County Fair, the Colorado Balloon Classic, the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, the Air Force Academy and Colorado College Graduations and Homecomings, the Colorado State Fair, the Emma Crawford Coffin races, the Holiday Festival of Lights and the annual Fruitcake Toss, just to name a few. Here you will find fun things to do, from the traditional to the unusual any time of year. There’s plenty to keep you busy with historic sites, sporting events at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, museums, antique and unique shopping districts, art and craft galleries, elegant and casual dining experiences, music festivals and concerts, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Broadway shows, top line performers and other cultural happenings, all within easy distance of our central location at Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn. For upcoming and current events, Peak Radar offers an updated calendar of area activities.
Today…Old Colorado City is a restored historic district shops, restaurants and galleries. In the late 1800s, our area was popular with individuals who suffered from “consumption” (tuberculosis as we know it today), due to availability of the natural mineral spring waters, clean air and dry climate. History says that Katharine Lee Bates was inspired by her 1893 visit to Pikes Peak, writing the words to the hymn “America the Beautiful” to extend our hospitality from sea to shining sea. Our historic shopping and entertainment districts are just a short distance away including restored Old Colorado City and quaint Manitou Springs. You might want to climb aboard for a picturesque train ride through the Royal Gorge or take a chance at the slots in Cripple Creek’s historic gaming district. In present day, the Pikes Peak region provides a splendid and varied vacation spot for visitors to the area.