What To Do

What To Do:
The Broadmoor and
Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Nestled on 3,000 lush acres under the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado’s unsurpassed natural beauty surrounds The Broadmoor and provides endless possibilities for excitement and exploration. Described as the gateway to the American West, our expansive resort is framed by the picturesque mountains, lush meadows and scenic canyons that have inspired visitors for centuries. At The Broadmoor, our Colorado Springs resort offers an inspiring array of outdoor activities that take advantage of the natural beauty of Colorado and caters to guests’ and their individual interests.

With over 300 days of sunshine each year and virtually no humidity, The Broadmoor provides the perfect backdrop to explore the timeless beauty of the West. From guided tours around Cheyenne Canyon to the exhilaration of whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help create your ideal Colorado adventure, while 54 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts and much more awaits when you return.

The Spa at The Broadmoor
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Spa at The BROADMOOR is an extraordinary experience – where your appointment becomes an escape, and your visit becomes a tradition.

Spa Pool at The Broadmoor
The Spa Pool is open indoors year-round and is adjacent to the Spa Café, which serves light meals and smoothies.

Lap Pool and Whirlpool at The Broadmoor
Next to the Spa Pool and overlooking the golf course is an outdoor whirlpool and a two-lane, year-round outdoor heated lap pool. The Spa Fitness Center reserves the pool for adult water aerobic classes Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 10am. The pool is open to members and guests from 5:30am to 9pm daily (time subject to change).

Golf at The Broadmoor
Golf lovers will enjoy a Championship Trio of Colorado Springs Golf Courses at The BROADMOOR. Tee off on three of the finest championship golf courses in the world, each the vision of a master architect.  Robert Trent Jones-designed the East and West Courses and the stunning Mountain Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus. Golf packages are available on-line. Visit the Golf Shop and find out more about hours of operation and club rentals.

Tennis at The Broadmoor
Rated as the #3 tennis resort in the country by Tennis Magazine, The BROADMOOR offers the ultimate tennis experience for all ages and levels of play, including camps and private lessons. The staff, rated as the top tennis teaching staff in the country, is rounded out by eight talented tennis professionals, highly trained to maximize your tennis skills year-round.

Outdoor Activities from The Broadmoor
year-round outdoor activities including fly-fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, ballooning and more can be arranged through our guest services staff, in addition to fun filled Colorado sightseeing tours. All activities are weather permitting.

 

In and Around Colorado Springs
Founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer, Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado. Over six million people visit Colorado Springs each year to enjoy the moderate climate and natural beauty of the Pikes Peak region. For more information about events and activities in and around Colorado Springs, visit Pikes Peak Country Attractions at www.pikes-peak.com.

Cave of the Winds
A hidden jewel within Colorado Natural Attractions,  literally makes your jaw drop in wonder and astonishment. These Colorado Caves feature geology and adventure rolled into one—a true, unique Geo|Venture! Located in scenic hills above historic Manitou Springs, this Colorado Attraction is one of America’s most important show caves and a “must-see” for all Colorado Natural Attractions. Visitors have shared in the stunning beauty of Cave of the Winds for over a century.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
146 picturesque acres are home to over 700 animals of every variety. Scaly, furry and feathered. Striped, spotted and spectacled. Hopping, strutting and slithering. They’re all exotic, and they’re all here for you to visit. Mirroring their natural habitats in the wild, the animals’ Zoo homes will transport you to wild places around the globe. See the giraffes and meerkats in the African Rift Valley. Feed and viist with the Budgie Buddies in Australia. Check out the proud cats in Asian Highlands. Or observe the powerful grizzlies in Rocky Mountain Wild. The Zoo also has exciting attractions you won’t want to miss. Fly over the Zoo on the Mountaineer Sky Ride to watch the sunset atop Cheyenne Mountain. With its oversized garden and petting zoo, children will love My Big Backyard. With its distinctive mountainside setting at an elevation of 6,800— with 190 species of wild animals, engaging exhibits and irresistible attractions, at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the wonders of the wild are just a short trip away.

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
After years of providing high- quality, interactive, educational tours and programs regarding wolf and wildlife conservation, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center now reaches approximately 40,000 people per year. It is important to educate people about the beautiful and majestic wolf, along with other misunderstood wild canids, and the importance of their roles in our ecosystems. We also believe in the importance of explaining the scientificly based evolutionary relationship and differences between wolves and dogs – specifically dogs as their direct, domesticated descendants. We teach people how wolves affect the populations of other predators, prey, scavengers and even vegetation. Wolves can improve the gene pool of their prey species by culling out the genetically inferior and vulnerable individuals. Our educational discussions touch upon topics ranging from pack hierarchy, sexual reproduction, territory, communication, prey impact, and conservation.

Garden of the Gods
Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world class Visitor Center is the most visited attraction in the region with a NEW, exciting, 14 minute, HD show: “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?”. Delight in one of Colorado’s most photographed views while eating in our glassed in cafe or from our terrace overlooking Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Where else can you eat inside a postcard?

Ghost Town Museum
As a true preservation of Colorado’s western past, Ghost Town Museum is a fun and historic look back at kind of old west town that used to dot this region during the late1800’s and early 1900’s. Selected by Mobile Travel Guide and Family Circle Magazine as one of the fifty-five special attractions of America. See the USA Travel Edition Recognition of Merit. Explore the boardwalk connecting the Blacksmith’s shop, Saloon, General and Merchants of Main Street, with the Livery Stable, and Victorian Home. Each is filled with thousands of fascinating artifacts. Ghost Town Museum delights young and old with lots of hands on activities, including old time arcades, panning for real gold, and much, much, more.

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
A rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings, built more than 700 years ago, await you here. There are no “Do Not Touch” signs. You are free to touch and even go inside these fascinating architectural remnants of an American Indian culture that roamed the Four Corners area of the Southwest from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300.

Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway (M&PP)
Take a trip up Pikes Peak on the world’s highest cog railroad. For well over 100 years, the Pikes Peak Cog Railway has been taking visitors on this unforgettable adventure. From the summit it’s possible to see four states, the snow-covered peaks of the Continental Divide, the cities of Denver, Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs and the historic gold camps of Cripple Creek and Victor. You’ll enjoy fantastic rock formations, spectacular vistas and breathtaking cliffs all from the comfort and safety of the world’s highest cog train.

Manitou Springs
Nearby Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City are home to hundreds of artisans and businesses offering visitors a wide variety of shopping and dining experiences. Hidden between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, America’s most famous mountain, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. “Manitou,” a Native American word for “spirit,” describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven named mineral springs throughout town are fed by the snows of Pikes Peak. Long before white men traveled here, the Ute, Cheyenne and many other natives considered this area sacred.

Miramont Castle
Our mission is to preserve and restore the architectural integrity of Miramont Castle Museum and to provide educational experiences and resources on the history of Manitou Springs, its indigenous people and artifacts. We invite you to join us and experience life as it would have been in Victorian times, from the Castle itself where you can view 42 rooms resplendent in authentic Victorian furnishings, to the Queen’s Parlour Tea Room where you can feast on Victorian (and modern day) fare made fresh daily.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
RMDRC is home to an awe-inspiring display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America’s late Cretaceous. Visitors can enjoy a wide collection of fossilized animals, see a working fossil laboratory and enjoy life-restoration as well as skeletons of these fascinating animals.  The best part, due to our field work, our exhibits change periodically.

Royal Gorge Bridge
Goodbye Earth, Hello Sky. Welcome to Colorado’s Natural Wonder. A place where looking down is even more breathtaking than looking up. A place that brings together the scenic beauty of the Grand Canyon and the human achievement of the Golden Gate Bridge. “Awe” doesn’t begin to describe what you’ll feel when walking or driving across the Royal Gorge Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridges in the world and an unforgettable quarter-mile journey through the clouds. Or what you’ll experience in the expanded Royal Gorge Park, a unique combination of natural adrenaline, human achievement and scenic beauty that must be experienced to be believed.

Seven Falls
Located in South Cheyenne Canyon, Seven Falls cascades 181 feet in seven distinct steps down a solid cliff of pikes peak granite. Crystal clear water from the southern most edges of the Pikes Peak watershed have, over the ages, carved this  unique scenic masterpiece in an easily accessed location. Next to the Falls, a 224-step stairway leads to a system of trails that will take you to “Midnight Falls” and then onto Inspiration Point with a breath-taking view of Colorado Springs and the great plains beyond. Wildlife is everywhere, including hummingbirds, rainbow trout and the rare, waterfall nesting- American Dipper. Blasted 14 stories straight up through solid granite, a mountain elevator safely transports all who venture here to the “Eagles Nest” platform, where the most spectacular view of Seven Falls is experienced.

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
This historic monument is only 1.4 miles up the Russell Tutt Scenic Highway from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo entrance. Built by Spencer Penrose between 1934 and 1937, it stands dedicated to Will Rogers who died in a plane crash in 1935. The elevation of the shrine is 8,136 feet on the top deck and provides breathtaking views of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region.