This monumental statue is built in stone, iron and a whole lot of grit by one man, John Bishop! He spent nearly 60 years building and maintaining this castle for the public to enjoy for free! The castle is truly a fun place to visit with the family and has lots of fascinating history, beauty, and a dragon!
If you are up for a real challenge then the Manitou Incline will deliver. This trail gains nearly 2,000 ft in less than 1 miles. The trail up is all steps, 2,744 to be exact, but you will probably lose track before you hit 100. Hiking the Manitou Incline is another great option for a free Colorado Springs summer activity and will at the very least give you a great workout with spectacular views.
Pikes Peak is one of the southwest’s most famous “fourteeners”. Colorado is known for having 58 peaks over 14,000 ft tall! Take your vacation to new heights with a trip to Pikes Peak. Activities include hiking, biking, and driving Pikes Peak’s famous highway. You’ll take in scenic vistas from the comfort of your vehicle as you climb through 19 miles of mountainous terrain.
As America’s most popular whitewater rafting destination, the Arkansas River provides world-class rafting and is only one hour from Colorado Springs. Arkansas River Tours provides trips from mild scenic floats to exhilarating class IV-V Royal Gorge river rafting. These adventures are great for families who want to add some excitement to their summer vacation and to see some of Colorado’s spectacular scenery.
Play Dirty ATV located in Texas Creek, CO is an amazing playground to outdoor enthusiasts and is considered the ATV capital of Colorado. There is no prior experience needed and the entire family can participate with options like Side by Sides where the youngsters can ride along safely. This is a great way to see Colorado away from any roads and people. Get out, fuel up, and get Dirty on an ATV trip near Colorado Springs!
Sky Diving Near Colorado Springs
Take in Colorado’s mountainous beauty from 14,000 feet above the ground! Royal Gorge Skydive is located about an hour south of Colorado Springs. They offer year-round free fall experiences to thrillseekers and adrenaline junkies. If you’re looking for an extreme adventure, then skydiving is the perfect Colorado Springs summer activity for you! For a full day of fun, check out our skydiving and Royal Gorge whitewater rafting package. This high octane day of freefall and class IV whitewater rafting is one you’ll never forget!
Colorado Springs Summer Activities With Arkansas River Tours
For more information on Colorado Springs summer activities, give us a call at (800) 321-4352 or visit our website to check out our Colorado vacation packages. We offer a number of activities and tours including aerial adventures near Colorado Springs and Royal Gorge railroad packages. We can’t wait to see you on the river this summer!