EXPLORING THE BROADMOOR SOARING ADVENTURE

EXPLORING THE BROADMOOR SOARING ADVENTURE

Seven Falls is home to the best Colorado Springs Zip Line Tours. This is where the fun begins for guests visiting Colorado Springs, The Garden of the Gods, USAFA and The Broadmoor who are looking for a little heart-racing fun. Imagine adventures high above the ground and cruising across The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado. Zip-lining has never been more fun than in the South Cheyenne Canyon. Seclusion is what you get when you book The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure.

BROADMOOR SOARING ADVENTURE AT SEVEN FALLS

Ten zip-lines spread across two different courses ranging from 300 feet to an impressive 1,800 feet give you a fantastic view of waterfalls and South Cheyenne Canyon. Also included here are hiking trails that are moderately challenging, rope bridges, and a sizeable 180-foot rappel controlled, of course.

It is perfectly fine if you do not have any experience with zip-lines. After a cool 15-minute ground school, Broadmoor Soaring Adventure expert guides will have you set up with the appropriate harness, gloves, the correct helmet, and instructional guidelines on how to navigate the courses carefully and safely.  In no time, you will be soaring above magnificent views as you come across suspension bridges that make you feel like you are in an Indiana Jones film.

Ensuring that there is no environmental impact to the spectacular Seven Falls, Broadmoor Outfitters and The Broadmoor entrusted the expertise of Bonsai Design to create remarkable adventures in the air.

THE COURSES

Woods Course

The Woods Course will give guests astonishing views of pine trees, winding creeks, Midnight Falls, a natural granite arch, and hiking trails that venture down to the falls. Guides will ensure that you have a memory building outing from when you start going up the mountain to the time you set off for your heart-stopping adventurous moment.

Fins Course

The Fins Course provides guests an opportunity to ease into enjoying their adventure. Five zip-lines become progressively longer as you fly high above the impressive steep drops, jagged cliffs, and rock formations that are unique in their own sense. Other incredible features of this course include numerous custom-built suspension bridges and being able to rappel down to the canyon floor when you end.

COURSE INFORMATION

The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is a hot outdoor recreational adventure for guests visiting Colorado Springs, The Garden of the Gods, USAFA and The Broadmoor; therefore, reservations made in advance are required. For full excitement, book the four-hour option. If you are not sure about soaring through the air for that long, consider booking The Woods course or Finns course separately.

As you are booking your sensational outdoor adventure, remember that tax and gratuity are not included in the course fee, but the Seven Falls park entry fee is. Also, weight restrictions for any of the courses are 90 and 250 pounds. Children that are between the ages of eight and fourteen are welcome as long as an adult comes along.

CONCLUSION

The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is a thrilling outdoor recreational adventure that offers The Broadmoor guests a once in a lifetime experience. Ten zip-lines, rope bridges, hiking, and rappelling opportunities will have you planning your next trip with friends, family, or your next office retreat.

Hiking the Barr Trail

3 Colorado Springs Area Hikes Worth the Adventure

Pike’s Peak and the Colorado Springs beauty brings outdoor enthusiasts to the area daily and ever since the 1880s. Hiking trails are routed all around this remarkable city and are available year-round.

Whether it is a moderate, difficult, or easy trail you are seeking, these three Colorado Springs area hikes are worth the adventure. 

Lace-up your best pair of hiking boots and set off on in search of refreshing air and exercise.

Barr Trail

Extreme adventures looking for a 26.2 roundtrip trail will be in heaven when looking for a path that will take them to Pikes Peak. Barr Trail starts at Manitou Springs, located less than ten miles of Colorado Springs, and will have you up at the top of Pikes Peak when completed.

This trail is on the difficult side. Be prepared for some intense hiking, as Barr Trail is an advanced trail, or plan to stay overnight at Barr Camp. The amount of time to reach Pikes Peak summit is around six to ten hours. Remember to take into consideration temperature, weather changes, and altitude.

Some crucial areas along Barr Trail include mile 9, and open shelter area for hikers to build a campfire, and mile 13, Pikes Peak Summit.

Fido is welcome on this trail if he stays on his leash. Bicycles are also able to travel here. Hiking is not available year-round, just from April to October. There is also a fee to park at the Barr Trail parking lot.

Rainbow Gulch Trail

While in the Manitou Springs area and looking for an easy trail, consider Rainbow Gulch Trail. Start at Rampart Range Road close to Woodland Park and end at Rampart Reservoir, a 400-acre recreation area that lies in the Pike National Forest. At less than three miles long, every skill level will enjoy this delightful hike.

Bird lovers will be in heaven, walking along this trail. Do not forget your camera! Nature and scenery are fabulous, and you will want to capture the beauty.

The Intemann Trail

At less than five miles, 4.81 to be exact, Intemann Trail is excellent for hikers of all levels. The trail connects Manitou Springs to Section 16 and Bear Creek Regional Park. It is also a way to get from Manitou Springs to Colorado Springs. Of course, the trek is completed solely by trails.

During your hike, be amazed at views of the Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, and Red Rock Open Space. Hiking is permitted all year. What an incredible way to see the leaves change, the snowfall, spring flowers, and so much more.

Bicycles, horses, and dogs on a leash are frequent visitors of the Intemann Trail, so keep an eye out for them.

Conclusion

When searching for endless outdoor recreation and adventure near Colorado Springs, consider trying your hand at one of these three hiking trails.

There are many more hiking trails in the Colorado Springs area if these amazing trails do not satisfy your wanderlust. One to note is Heizer Trail, a moderate-difficult trail that will take you across Cascade Mountains Summit.

Contact Broadmoor Outfitters if you have any questions or need any local planning advice.

Geocaching with Broadmoor Outfitters in Colorado Springs

Geocaching: A Family Adventure or Solo Fun in the Colorado Springs Area

Are you looking for an outdoor recreational activity in the Colorado Springs area that could be a family adventure or solo fun? Then look no further than geocaching. Getting started is simple; all you need is your mobile device, GPS receiver, or some other navigational tool to look up the coordinates.

What is a Geocache

For the normal geocache, first, a geocacher places a logbook (including pen or pencil), items to trade in a container, and records the coordinates of that cache. Next, the coordinates and location become shared on a listing site. Those that geocache then finds the coordinates on the site take their GPS devices and go hunting. Once they find the location and item, enter the entries into the logbook and online.

 

In the world of geocaching, treasures, or swag, are items that do not have a substantial monetary value. They may, though, be personal to those who hide the loot. Typical swag includes books, little toys, coins, hat pins, and different types of buttons.

 

Do not forget to return the cache to where you found it so that others may find it. The item, except the logbook, pen, or pencil, may be taken if you have something to leave in its place.

 

Some caches that move from one place to another. Hitchhikers, as referred to, usually have detailed goals assigned to their items. Some examples include placing the cache xx amount of distance from home.

 

Travel Bugs and Geocoins are specific caches that have websites for people to log and follow where they have been online.

 

Almost anything is as a cache except for food, drugs, andanything illegal. Refer to the rules of the listing site.

 

Some great places to geocache in and around Colorado Springs include the Fallen Firefighter Memorial or the Nature Center at Garden of the Gods.

 

Types of Geocache

 

Challenge Cache

This type of geocache requires the geocacher to complete individual geocaching goals before they can record that they found the cache. Possible tasks would include finding five caches in a particular category or locating a cache every day for 30 days.

 

Geocaching.com classifies this type of cache part of the Mystery cache. Other listing sites may consider the challenge cache a standalone class.

 

Mystery Cache

Solve a puzzle or locate specific information, and you will be participating in a mystery cache to find precisely where your cache is.

 

Night Cache

You guessed it! Break out the flashlights, see where the reflectors take you and find that prize location! Some listing sites may classify this as a type of mystery cache.

 

Multi-Cache

The Multi-cache occurs in one or more steps. Locate one, gather the coordinates, move to the next, again recording coordinates, and finally finding the container with the logbook.

 

Traveling Cache

After you have obtained the coordinates from the listing site, head out, find the cache, and then take it somewhere else. You would record the coordinates of where you placed the item so that the next geocacher can continue the cycle.

 

Location Cache

Location caches are close to a scavenger hunt. The geocacher has a description of what to locate. The item you are searching for could be a yellow fire hydrant, brown door, red and black boat, or pink flamingo. After finding the article, use your GPS device and record the location. A picture of both the object and device occurs as well. No one else can use this location as a find.

 

Traditional Cache

Traditional caches are widespread and common. A container with a logbook is standard, as are exact coordinates for locating the cache.

 

Conclusion

Geocaching is an excellent outdoor recreational activity to do with family or solo in the Colorado Springs area. Broadmoor Outfitters  can help you get going. Whatever site listing you decide on utilizing your observation and detective skills will be put to the test looking for those containers.

Geocaching is a great way to social distance exercise at the same time. So, gather up the family or lace up your tennis shoes and have some fun. Contact Broadmoor Outfitters  for more information and how to get going.