While The Broadmoor features a nearly limitless amount of activities, tours, classes, and programs for our guests to enjoy, our inspiring Colorado Springs location offers access to an incredible variety of nearby attractions. From canyons and natural springs to scenic railroad tours and museums, it's easy to explore Colorado Springs when staying at The Broadmoor.
Reaching 14,110 feet, scenic Pikes Peak is accessible via car year–round (weather permitting). Home of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb, the second oldest car race in America, and the Pikes Peak Marathon, Kathryn Lee Bates penned "America the Beautiful" in 1893 after visiting this incredible summit.
The Broadmoor's Pikes Peak Cog Railway
For 114 years, the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway (the world's highest cog railroad, the highest Colorado railroad and highest train in the United States) has taken passengers to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak. Just 6 miles from downtown Colorado Springs, this classic Colorado train trip operates year-round.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Experience America's "highest" zoo at 6,800 feet. Named one of TripAdvisor's Top 10 Zoos in the U.S., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo features more than 700 diverse and exotic creatures on over 50 acres. While you're here, enjoy breathtaking views of the city from the Shrine of the Sun monument located just above the zoo grounds (weather permitting).
Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun
Located above the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, the Will Rogers shrine is accessible via a scenic drive from The Broadmoor, and offers striking vistas of the surrounding Colorado Springs area (weather permitting).
Not for the fainthearted, this popular hiking trail rising above the town of Manitou Springs challenges hikers with a gain of over 2,000 feet in elevation in less than 1 mile. Hike up the remains of a former incline railway and back to the bottom on the nearby Barr Trail.
Colorado Springs World Arena and Ice Hall
A nationally recognized training facility for figure skating, USA ice hockey, USA short-track speed skating and home to the Colorado College hockey team, the Colorado Springs World Arena is a must-see for any sports enthusiast. Special events, concerts and shows are regularly held in the 8,500-seat arena, and public skating is offered daily at the Ice Hall.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Museum
This intriguing museum features a comprehensive collection of world figure skating memorabilia, films, books and history of inductees. Located at the United States Figure Skating Association national headquarters adjacent to The Broadmoor, the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. Group and private tours may be arranged in advance.
U.S. Olympic Headquarters and Training Center
Get a little athletic inspiration at this year-round facility for Olympic training of summer and winter athletes with specific training facilities and equipment for 17 major sports including swimming, shooting, karate, boxing, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, cycling and skating.
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods is a 1,300-acre park and a Registered National Natural Landmark of towering red sandstone rock formations set at the foot of Pikes Peak. Walking and horse trails, picnic facilities and a visitor's center make this a great family experience.
Cave of the Winds
The oldest attraction in the Pikes Peak region, visitors can choose from two three-hour tours through subterranean chambers to get different perspectives on Colorado's geological wonders.
Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings and Museum
Opened in 1907, the museum includes some of the finest architecture of the Cliff Dwelling Anasazi Indians. The outdoor preserve demonstrates the Anasazi's fine stonework with a dwelling of over 40 rooms that can be explored on a self-guided tour.
Known as "The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado." Drive along a box canyon through amazing rock formations. An express elevator tunnels into the mountainside and rises 130 feet to the Eagle's Nest Platform. A 224-step stairway beside the falls leads to short hiking trails and panoramic overlooks of Colorado Springs and eastern Colorado.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Royal gorge Bridge & Park is a must-see Colorado attraction you won't want to miss. Enjoy over 21 rides, shows and attractions across 360 scenic acres including the world's scariest sky coaster and world's highest zip line. A great day trip for families, sightseers and adventure seekers alike.
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy
Located adjacent to the national headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, this exciting museum celebrates the rich legacy of the American Cowboy.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Since 1879 - Colorado's oldest scenic line combines Colorado history, excitement, excellent service and delicious food & entertainment.
Pikes Peak Country Attractions
You can learn more about fun and exciting attractions in the Pikes Peak area by visiting the Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association website.
U.S. Air Force Academy
Located off of Interstate 25, the United States Air Force Academy is open to visitors daily from 8am to 6pm. Explore the Cadet Chapel, the Honor Court, Arnold Hall, the Cadet Field House, Falcon Athletic Center, Falcon Stadium, the Association of Graduates building and the Visitor Center.