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.
Our Granite Outpost north of Buena Vista, is the location closest to Colorado Springs with the most variety. It is less then a 2 hour 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. Make the most of your day and your money with one of our rafting+zipline packages.
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. 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 Arkansas River near Buena Vista provides great rafting under 2 hours from Colorado Springs. You must be 7 years of age or older to go rafting in Buena Vista. href="https://www.coloradorafting.net/activities/rafting/">Learn more about rafting.
Ziplining in Buena Vista is a breath-taking experience with great views of the Arkansas River. You can also go ziplining at the Royal Gorge. Learn more about ziplining.
Via Ferrata is an unbeatable adventure that includes assisted climbing and traversing across a cliff face. Take in scenic views and if you are afraid of heights don't look down! This trip also includes a few ziplines as well. There are via ferrata courses in the Royal Gorse, Buena Vista, Telluride, Idaho Springs and more! Learn more about via ferrata.
In Buena Vista, not only can you raft, zipline via ferrata, but you can also try rock climbing, and horseback riding. If you are willing to venture a little father, then try fly fishing, guided hiking, hot air balloon rides, off-roading, lodging and multi-day activities. Learn more about all of our activites.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS
If you are looking to make a day trip or stay close to Colorado Springs, then we recommend the following locations.
Buena Vista, Colorado located less then 2 hours from Colorado Springs
Breckenridge, Colorado, located about 2 hours from Colorado Springs
Idaho Springs, Colorado is located about 2 hours from Colorado Springs
Kremmling, Colorado is located 3 hours north of Colorado Springs
MORE COLORADO SPRINGS RAFTING
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!
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