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.

Excellent Places for Fly Fishing in Colorado Springs

Summertime is coming, and this offers up an excellent array of outdoor recreational fun! Folks travel from all over the world and descend on Colorado Springs for a fantastic fly-fishing experience. Whether you are staying at The Broadmoor, another resort in the area, or are local, these are some excellent places for fly fishing in Colorado Springs.

THE BROADMOOR FLY FISHING CAMP

You have finally made it to Colorado Springs and The Broadmoor, ready to experience excellent fly-fishing. Next up, an awesome adventure taking you 75 minutes to the west and over to the Tarryall River. The five-mile stretch of this famed river provides Colorado Springs visitors an outstanding exclusive escape to indulge in world-class fishing, exquisite dining, and accommodations. While on this retreat, you will be able to view the beauty of the neighboring 120,000 acres of the Lost Creek Wilderness. Professional guides of The Broadmoor traverse you through these fantastic waters.

Fishing for wild brown and brook trout has never been more amazing. Five miles of a private river location, surrounded by timbered canyons and meticulously grassy green meadows, is a great way to highlight your fly-fishing style, whether it is dry flies or nymphs.

Camping at The Broadmoor Fly Fishing Camp is fantastic for a quick overnight stay, corporate meeting retreats, and those annual family reunions. Enjoy the wraparound deck at the Main Lodge, along with relaxation and meals, while seven rustic cabins await your arrival.

Other activities to enjoy while here includes hiking, horseback riding, and viewing the superb Colorado wildlife, so do not forget your camera!

11 MILE RESERVOIR

The 11-mile reservoir is the perfect spot for those that may be new to fly-fishing. It is also a great place to spend an afternoon relaxing. With waters that are known to be calming and peaceful, the beautiful Colorado Springs scenery offers a great way to learn or work on your fly-fishing skills.

Those with their equipment can experience the 11-mile reservoir and make a day out of it. Others that may not be able to access a fly-fishing rod or are visiting have the option for a guided tour. Another perk of this reservoir is breathtaking Rocky Mountain views.

ARKANSAS RIVER

When you drop a line in glistening waters, the feeling is warm and fuzzy, fly-fishing in Colorado Springs, and the Arkansas River up that feeling. It does not matter if you are standing on the riverbanks, in the middle of the river, casting your line in these pristine waters get you closer to the largest trout your eyes have seen.

SOUTH PLATTE RIVER

The South Platte River is considered a paradise for fly-fishing and fishers. Accessing the river is relatively easy, and there is a tremendous amount of fish, including rainbow trout and brown trout. Flowing through Cheesman Canyon, you will experience in streams, large boulders that have fallen from the canyon walls. With the unique exfoliated granite, unique shapes created, these are spectacular items that could draw your focus from the river. During weekends and various times throughout the week, the South Platte River becomes crowded, so factor this as you set out on your outdoor fly-fishing adventure.

CONCLUSION

It does not matter if you are a beginner or advanced fly-fisherman; these exciting places for fly-fishing in Colorado Springs are excellent for dropping a line. The trout will be waiting for you whether you are out on a solo adventure or a guided excursion.

Safer Outdoors–Outdoor Activities to Improve Your Health During COVID-19

Venturing out to the great outdoors regularly can have a positive, lasting impact on physical health, but in the era of COVID-19, it’s even more important to get out there and embrace the fresh air. While the coronavirus pandemic has caused the closure of many forms of indoor entertainment, outdoor activities have become a great source of comfort for millions. According to scientists, the outdoors is also the least likely place to contract COVID-19, so long as social distancing measures are followed. Colorado Springs provides the perfect backdrop for exciting, outdoor adventure, and at Broadmoor Outfitters, it’s our mission to craft one-of-a-kind experiences our guests will never forget. Here are a few Colorado Springs activities to help improve your mental and physical well-being during difficult times.  

 

Colorado Springs Hiking Adventures

Colorado Springs and surrounding areas house some of the most beautiful hiking trails in North America. With many gyms still closed to patrons, hiking serves as a fantastic source of exercise and an opportunity to enjoy the incredible fresh air that Colorado Springs has to offer. Broadmoor Outfitters has a number of guided hiking trails to ensure a safe, serene trip for everyone hoping to get moving amid COVID-19. Our guides are able to provide a wonderful experience, all while taking appropriate cautions to ensure guests’ safety is always top of mind. 

 

Broadmoor Outfitters Biking Tours

Biking around Garden of the Gods while the sun shines upon you is one of the best ways to escape the confines of your home. Not only does biking burn calories, but it’s also one of the best ways to take in the beauty of Colorado Springs. Broadmoor Outfitters hosts various biking tours to help you make the most of your time in the city. With Pike’s Peak off in the distance, our late afternoon and sunset make for the perfect memory for you and/or loved ones. 

 

Zip Lining Courses 

Nothing screams “fresh air” like flying through it at 500 ft.! Our Colorado Springs zip-lining adventures are ideal for the adrenaline-seekers among us, or anyone hoping to escape the indoors for some much-needed physical activity. Breeze by some of Colorado’s most magnificent natural landscapes on any one of our zip-lining adventures. We have multiple courses to choose from to ensure a spectacular view. 

 

Rock Climbing Excursions

At Broadmoor Outfitters, we always play it safe, but that’s not to say we don’t like to be daring. Our Colorado Springs rock climbing tours offer the chance to put your physical and mental skills to the test. Colorado Springs natural rock formations allow for some of the most thrilling rock climbing in the U.S., and we’re proud to offer a variety of rock climbing tours to accommodate varying skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or of a more advanced skill set, we’ve got a rock just for you. 

 

There has never been a better time for outdoor enjoyment, and we can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for you. Call us to book your next Colorado Springs outdoor adventure.  

Colorado Springs Team Building

Take Your Corporate Tour to the Next Level with Broadmoor Outfitters

Take Your Corporate Tour to the Next Level with Broadmoor Outfitters

 

With companies across the world affected by COVID-19, now may be the perfect time to wrangle your team together in order to refocus and regroup. Colorado Springs and the sprawling natural beauty that surrounds it make for the ultimate backdrop for corporate tours, outings, and team trainings. Broadmoor Outfitters offers a variety of specially-designed tours to help businesses get the most out of their time in Colorado Springs. Our corporate tours are expertly crafted to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience your team will never forget. Here are a few ways Broadmoor Outfitters can assist teams hoping to enjoy some outdoor adventure. 

 

Colorado Springs Corporate Tours

With over 27 years of experience dealing with high-level clients and guests across all industries, we know a thing or two about engaging a group. First, our team works closely with yours to determine your goals. Whether your it’s improving trust among your team, boosting morale, or strengthening your team dynamic, we’ll use your goals to craft a 5-star event that sees your team embark on a day of adventure. Activities are designed to drive cooperation and teamwork each step of the way, and with activities suitable for all fitness levels, no member of your team is ever left behind. 

 

Carefully Crafted Experiences

Trust in your tour guide is important. Our Colorado Springs outdoor tours are guided by a team of professional facilitators with years of experience in planning adventures for groups of all sizes. Whether you are set on an action-packed day that challenges your team, or a calming, serene escape that focuses on improving mental health, our team at Broadmoor Outfitters is dedicated to delivering an experience that captures the essence of Colorado Springs and the great outdoors. 

 

Colorado Springs Outdoor Team Building Activities

There’s no shortage of adventure when you’re visiting Colorado Springs. At Broadmoor Outfitters, we specialize in crafting thrilling experiences, and we do this with careful consideration for our guests’ comfort and safety. Groups that book with Broadmoor Outfitters can select from exciting outdoor activities like zip-lining, rock climbing, or even falconry. Each of these encourages cooperation, trust, and teamwork to help you make the most of your team-building trip. 

 

The Famous Broadmoor Hunt 

Scavenger hunts are a great way to bring your entire team together for a common goal. Our version, the Broadmoor Hunt, is a modern twist on the classic. Gather your team for a heart-pumping day of scouring around Colorado Springs in search of adventure. This app-based activity is both challenging and fun for participants, with a great sense of accomplishment after completion. Other team activities, such as The Amazing Race, FireQuest, and Battle of the Bridges, are a sure way to keep guests engaged for hours.

 

Are you ready to take your next corporate event or team-building day to the next level? Call us to start planning your next day in Colorado Springs.

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.

Top Outdoor Tours in Colorado Springs

Top Outdoor Tours in Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Springs and the great outdoors are synonymous. With so many amazing outdoor activities in and around Colorado Springs, where is an adventure-lover to begin? Broadmoor Outfitters is thrilled to offer a variety of exciting tours and activities for Colorado Springs visitors to enjoy. Our outdoor tours are carefully crafted to provide guests a one-of-a-kind adventure that embodies the very best of Colorful Colorado. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-pumping activity like zip lining or a leisurely, scenic bike tour to soak in all of the city’s awesome sights and sounds, these top-rated outdoor tours are bound to renew your love and appreciation of the outdoors.

 

Colorado Springs Zip Lining Tours

There are few more exhilarating activities than zip lining, but it’s certainly not for the faint of heart! Colorado Springs offers some of the most beautiful zip lining excursions in the world, and we take great care to craft zip lining experiences you’ll never forget. Soar across Colorado’s majestic canyons at heights of up to 500 ft., then finish the day with a bite at one of Colorado Springs cocktail bars or restaurants. We offer several zip lining course options across varying skill levels for optimal enjoyment.
Read more about our zip lining courses here.

 

 

Falconry Experiences

Set your sights on the skies when you embark on one of our Colorado Springs falconry Experiences! The Colorado wilderness is a superb spot for spotting all kinds of wildlife and bird species, with falcons roaming the sky above at any given moment. Our special falconry tours are appropriate for all ages, and are sure to deliver some exceptional sightings. You’ll learn about the history of falconry, and how to practice the art of falconry on your own.

 

 

Wild West Experience

The state of Colorado is rich in old, Wild West history. At Broadmoor Outfitters, it’s our goal to deliver unique, memorable experiences for Colorado Springs visitors, and our Wild West Experience checks all the boxes in terms of a one-of-a-kind adventure. Embark on a journey through the Wild West where you’ll encounter all kinds of exciting sights and locations. Travel back in time as our guides show you the extraordinary history surrounding Colorado Springs.

 

 

Colorado Springs Guided Biking Tours

Colorado Springs biking navigates some of the most sought-after biking trails in the state. Our Broadmoor Outfitters guided biking tours are ideal for out-of-town visitors and Colorado Springs residents hoping to make the most of their time outdoors. These guided biking tours will take you through some of the city’s most breathtaking hot spots, while the famed Garden of the Gods and Pike’s Peak serve as a stunning backdrop to your adventure. Our guided biking tours, led by experienced professionals, are appropriate for different age and fitness levels, giving everyone the chance to truly admire the beauty to be found in Colorado Springs.

 

If you’re ready to start planning your Colorado Springs outdoor activities, Broadmoor Outfitters is ready to help. We have a wide variety of tours to accommodate groups large and small. Call us to book your Colorado Springs tour today.