From museums to outdoor adventures, there are plenty of fantastic things to do in the Pikes Peak Region without spending a dime. Here at Cheyenne Mountain Resort, we have compiled our five favorite free things to do in Colorado Springs.
Encompassing over 1,600 acres, North Cheyenne Cañon Park sees nearly half a million visitors each year. Known for the abundance of wildflowers and the flocks of hummingbirds they attract, the park offers amazing bird watching. Additionally, the extensive trail system includes paths appropriate for hiking, biking, running, and even horseback riding. Dogs are welcome in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, but they must be leashed.
If you’d like to get out in nature and let your dog run off leash, you definitely want to check out Red Rock Canyon. This open space includes nearly 1,500 acres of stunning red rock with two off-leash dog loops. Another truly unique feature of Red Rock Canyon is the freeride bicycle park where you can test your bike stunt skills in a fun and challenging environment.
Rated one of the twelve most colorful natural wonders in the world by the Mother Nature Network, the stunning pigmentation of Paint Mines has drawn people to the area for generations. Erosive forces created the park's vibrant geological formations, including amazing hoodoos and spires.
Colorado Springs is an extremely family-friendly town, and nothing embodies that quite as well as the Uncle Wilbur Fountain. Part of Acacia Park, the fountain is more than just a great splash pad. At least once an hour, the bright blue dome at the top of the fountain rises up to reveal a whimsical horn player and his adorable dog. This joyful musical interlude never fails to get kids of all ages dancing and splashing.
With a mission to collect, preserve, and share the history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is an ever-expanding collection of art, artifacts, and an archival library. Guided tours and special events are offered year-round, although the museum is closed on all city holidays.
See more and spend less when you include some of these great free activities in your Colorado Springs vacation. Ready to book your next Colorado Springs adventure? Contact us today to make your reservation.