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Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

1. Foothills & Garden of the Gods: Jeep Tour

Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

2. Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

After meeting your guide, head to the launch point, where you will see the 9-story-tall hot air balloon for the first time. Climb inside a woven basket as the enormous fabric above you swells with air. Listen to the dramatic sounds of the burner as the inflation process continues, gradually lifting you off the ground and taking you to the heavens above. Feel the thrill of drifting 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains as you raise your glass of champagne in a celebratory toast while ascending high over Colorado Springs. Your knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot will identify some of the mountains in view as the sun rises higher in the sky, painting the world before you with rich golden hues. Keep an eye out for native birds flying nearby, such as downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and white-breasted nuthatches.  You'll have the chance to take breathtaking aerial shots of the Rocky Mountains throughout your flight, so be sure to take a few snaps from the air.

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What people are saying about Pikes Peak

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 72 reviews

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to experience the beauties Colorado has to offer. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The jeep has two heated seats on the back where it is all open so you can experience everything around you and also be comfortable. Blankets, snacks, and water were also provided. Our tour guide also took incredible pictures for us. 10/10 you should book if you are coming to this part of Colorado.

Our guide Dusty was very knowledgeable of the Garden of the Gods and of the area. He was very friendly and we were very comfortable.

Amazing tour!! Tumbleweed was the best tour guide. He ensured we were comfortable and had a great time.

We had a great time! Worth the time and money. Prairie dog was awesome!

Great tour of the city with great photo opportunities!