See several top Colorado attractions in one action-packed day on this day trip from Denver to the Colorado Springs area. Admire the architecture, chapel and athletic fields at the United States Air Force Academy. Take in the impressive red sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and enjoy lunch. Drive to the summit of Pikes Peak at 14,115 feet (4,302 meters), and marvel at fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Throughout your tour, listen to your driver share statistics and stories about these popular landmarks.
Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach in downtown Denver or at your Denver hotel, and travel south on Interstate 25, admiring modern office buildings on your way. To the east, spot the town of Castle Rock and its namesake, an eye-catching butte. Make your way to the Colorado Springs area, and listen to your guide share historical and geological information about the various sights you see throughout the day.
Drive through the lovely campus of the United States Air Force Academy, and admire the distinctive Cadet Chapel with its 17 spires, impeccably kept athletic fields and dramatic mountain views. Continue through the heart of Colorado Springs, the second-largest city in Colorado.
Arrive at the Garden of the Gods, a collection of red sandstone rock formations. Drive around this surreal landscape, and then savor a lunch of American fare and a non-alcoholic drink at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post, the oldest and largest trading post in Colorado.
Head toward the highlight of your tour, the popular Pikes Peak. Take the gorgeous 19-mile (31-km) Pikes Peak Highway up above the tree line to the 14,115-foot (4,302-meter) summit. From this stunning vantage point, admire the mountains and valleys below you and capture your share of dazzling photos. Your 10-hour tour ends with your return to central Denver.
Note: Hotel pickup is available for select Denver hotels. Lunch is included in the price of this booking. It is recommended you bring a camera, light jacket and water to avoid dehydration. Please wear walking shoes considering that a moderate amount of walking is involved.
What to expect
- Enjoy a day trip from Denver to the Air Force Academy, the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak
- Drive through the scenic campus of the United States Air Force Academy
- Delight in the impressive red sandstone formations at the Garden of the Gods
- Ascend to the mighty summit of Pikes Peak, Colorado's most famous mountain
About this Activity
|Price||$140.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||10 hours|
There are no refunds; all sales are final.