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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs has long been known as a “must-see” on Colorado travelers’ lists – and not just for all the great outdoor adventure and whitewater rafting near Colorado Springs.

With Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Old Colorado City, Cave of the Winds and more famous and historical attractions, you could fill a whole vacation in this one city.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs offers a slew of great restaurants in one hip and happenin’ location.  Or choose to stay in the classic Manitou Springs among the towering redrock cliffs.

Colorado Springs has:
• Famous Colorado attractions
• A moderate elevation of 6,035 feet
• Beautiful views of Pikes Peak
• Tons of ways to play to play outside: biking and hiking trails, golf and hot air ballooning.

But who wants to spend their entire vacation in a city? That’s not what you’re in Colorado for.

After you’ve seen some of the majestic sights of Colorado Springs, we encourage you to get out of the city and see some more of what our state has to offer.

Colorado Springs White Water Rafting

It’s impossible to experience all of Colorado, but in less than 2 hours’ drive you can be at one of several white water rafting or zipline locations further into the Colorado mountains.

The location closest to Colorado Springs with the most variety is our Granite Outpost north of Buena Vista, less than 2 hours drive from Colorado Springs.  There you can choose from several family rafting trips through Browns Canyon, or up the ante with an advanced whitewater rafting trip on The Numbers or The Gauntlet. Or make the most of your day and your money with one of our rafting+zipline packages.

Here are a few of our favorite rafting trips near Colorado Springs:
Browns Canyon Express ¾ day : family rafting ages 7+
Browns Canyon Sizzler Full Day : family rafting ages 7+
24 Hours in Browns Canyon Overnight : family rafting ages 7+
The Numbers Half Day : advanced rafting, ages 15+

From Colorado Springs, you can also head to Canon City for white water rafting through the famous Royal Gorge.  A more advanced trip with a minimum age of 16, you’ll raft deep through the gorge - 1100’ feet down from the rim – through rapid after rapid of whitewater! 

See more about our Royal Gorge Half Day or Royal Gorge Full Day rafting trips, suitable for ages 16+.

As always, we’re a travel resource for you so please call us 7 days a week at 800-370-0581 for our helpful, expert Colorado travel advice.  We love to help you!