Best Spring Activities in Colorado Springs

Best Spring Activities in Colorado Springs

April 14, 2014 | Best Cities, Best Cities and Neighborhoods

If you find yourself in the city of Colorado Springs during the spring season, there will never be a shortage of activities to keep you busy. The beautiful weather and breathtaking landscape of Colorado makes this location the perfect place to be during this time of year.

Take advantage of the sunshine and blue skies and head outdoors to enjoy any of these spring activities:

Hike Red Rock Canyon

Best Spring Activities in Colorado Springs - Hike Red Rock Canyon

History buffs and nature lovers alike will love hiking through Red Rock Canyon. This gorgeous area of nature dates back to about 7,000 B.C., and its close proximity to Fountain Creek made it the perfect location for settlement. The sandstone from the canyon was also used for building materials to construct surrounding communities.

Today, Red Rock Canyon contains about 10 miles of hiking trails that are perfect for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The trails wind along ridges of red rock and provide exceptional views of Garden of the Gods, a public park with awe-inspiring scenery.

 

Put Your Rock Climbing Skills To The Test

Best Spring Activities in Colorado Springs - Rock Climbing

Always wanted to learn how to rock climb? Don’t pass up the chance to try it out with Front Range Climbing Company. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or if you’ve been climbing for years—the professionals at the company will guide you through the rock climbing experience.

You can take trips to Colorado’s best climbing areas, such as North Cheyenne Canon and Red Rock Canyon with the company as you learn the ins and outs of rock climbing in one of the most gorgeous settings.

 

Bike Through Pikes Peak

Best Spring Activities in Colorado Springs - Pikes Peak

Hop on your bike and tour the Pikes Peak mountain with Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours. You’ll take a thrilling ride up the mountain with a group for a fun way to get your heart pumping.

You could also explore the area on your own by car. The safe, scenic highway allows you to take in amazing scenery from an elevation of 7,400 feet. From mountain reservoirs to lush greenery, you’ll be able to see everything from above the clouds.

 

Picnic at Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Best Spring Activities in Colorado Springs - Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Don’t forget about one of the most iconic spring activities: going on a picnic! Enjoy the beautiful spring weather by packing up your picnic basket and heading over to Cheyenne Mountain State Park with a few friends.

Start the afternoon off with some hiking so you can observe nature’s diversity and endless incredible views. The trail system has easy access to open areas with picnic tables where you can enjoy a quick bite to eat.

Consider extending your stay by paying a visit to the campground, which always has tents available during peak months.

 

[Image Sources: Flickr - Trekity, Brandi Korte, Lars Hammar, Alan Stark, Jenny Baxter]


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