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A Few Colorado Springs Activities You Might Enjoy
Pikes Peak Cog Up – Bike Down Adventure Trip
- 5.5 Hours
WHAT IS FALCONRY? Falconry, the art of flying trained birds of prey after wild quarry, is alive and well in the United States. Imagine the thrill of walking through a field with a falcon flying above your head at 1,000 feet or higher. She is waiting for you to flush a pheasant from the bushes. You know it is there because your well trained pointers have indicated. When the falcon is in the proper position, you flush the game, the falcon turns and begins its head first dive. Your adrenaline is rushing. The next thing you know, the falcon hits the pheasant in the air, binds to it, then carries it to the ground where she will patiently await her reward. This is Falconry….
Picture yourself walking through a field hitting every piece of brush and trying to flush out rabbits. Your Harris Hawk follows you from tree to tree, waiting and anticipating the flushing of game. Suddenly a rabbit breaks from the brush, the hawk quickly takes off, and turns to chase the rabbit in aggressive pursuit. Eventually the rabbit out maneuvers the hawk, he turns in mid-air and returns to your glove for a small reward.
This is Falconry….
THE SPORT OF KINGS. Historically, falconry was used as status symbol for the nobles of Medieval Europe, Middle East, and Mongolian Empire. The sport was mainly restricted to these classes due to the commitment of time, money, and space. Although the nobles would not train the birds themselves, they would pay Master Falconers extravagant sums of money. The Master of the Mews was in charge of obtaining, grooming, and keeping the best hawks in constant readiness for hunting. Thus, Falconry became the Sport of Kings!Within nomadic societies, birds of prey were not a status symbol. Instead, falcons were trapped and used to hunt small game during the winter months. These falcons helped to supplement their very limited diet.
The Broadmoor Falconry Beginners Lesson offers guests the rare opportunity to experience the 4,000-year-old sport of falconry, or “the sport of kings”. This incredible beginners lesson allows you to feel the thrill of working with majestic birds of prey. Most of our lesson takes place against the backdrop of Colorado Springs, one of the most scenic areas in the country. You will get the chance to interact with a variety of captive-bred, trained birds, including owls, falcons, and hawks.The lesson begins with a flying demonstration and a chance to learn about the fascinating history of this sport. You will be transported to our mews where you will meet the rest of our birds. After learning the appropriate techniques from our professional guides, you will get to hold a trained hawk on your fist. This lesson is truly a once in a lifetime experience!
Intermediate Lesson. Once you’ve had a taste of falconry during the beginner’s lesson, you’ll want to book an intermediate lesson — an amazing, hands-on excursion with a trained Harris Hawk. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll venture out onto one of The Broadmoor’s scenic trails.Once there, you will don a falconry glove, and have a trained hawk placed on your gloved fist. Under supervision of our expert, you will cast the hawk into a nearby pine and watch as it follows you from tree to tree, returning right to your glove for a small reward. This is a once in a lifetime experience.
- 1.5 Hours
Fins Course Zip Line
- 3-4 hours
Wood Course Zip Line
- 3 Hours
Combo Course Zip line
- 4 Hours
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- 2.5 Hours
Wild West Experience
- 2.5 Hours
Ride around the mesmerizing towering sandstone formations of Garden of The Gods on one of our Trek Rail 7 Electric bikes. This tour allows you to see these majestic rock formations from various angles as you ride along the paved road around the park. Our guides will inform you of the history of Garden of The Gods and provide background on Colorado Springs.
- 3 Hours
Guided Rock Climbing
- 2.5-6 Hours
Guided Mountain Bike Tours
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
EBIKE RENTALSAt The Broadmoor, an entire fleet of high-end ebikes are at your disposal. Choose from our fleet of Trek Rail Electric Mountain Bikes. The Rail 7 series features pedal assist power and an intelligent eMTB mode that will deliver the right amount of power based on your terrain. The Full Suspension Model allows you to enjoy any trail close to the Broadmoor! Our unique rental structure allows you to rent a bike for two to eight hours. You’ll find breathtaking scenery at every turn of the amazing trails or meandering neighborhoods that surround The Broadmoor property. Make sure to ask for a map and recommendations when you pick up your ebike! If you are looking for a guided tour, check out our Guided E-Bike tours!
- 2-8 Hours
BIKE RENTALSThere are plenty of trails just minutes away from the Broadmoor! Our bike rentals will let you explore the Front Range at your leisure. If you would like a guide, check out our guided mountain bike tours. Call us at 719.471.6168 to reserve your bike today! HYBRID AND MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS Our Fuji hybrid and hardtail mountain bikes are the perfect vehicle to explore the Front Range. Come down to Base Camp (South Tower) to pick up some bikes and a trail map! FAT TIRE BIKE RENTALS We have an elite fleet of Borealis Fat Bikes available for rent. Borealis is a Colorado Springs based company that is one of the fat bike industry leaders. These bikes are perfect for an exciting ride in the snow. The fat tires allow you to get more traction in snow, gravel, and sand. Come try one today! FULL SUSPENSION AND ROAD BIKE RENTALS If you would like a Full Suspension Mountain Bike or a Road Bike, give us a call! We are more than happy to provide a high end bike for you to utilize during your stay. We can also accommodate specific pedal requests. Call for current pricing and reservations
- 1-8 Hours
- All Ages
- 1.5-2 Hours
- 3 Hours
- 2 Hours
Bee Bunch Children’s Camp
- Reservation Required