Wow! After a grueling week of work, you want some thrill-seeking adventure! You are in the perfect location for that!
Is white water rafting enough of an adventure? While Canon City is around an hour away from Colorado Springs, this is where some of the region’s best white water lies. The best time of day for some incredible moments is early. In fact, the earlier, the better. Grab a quick bite to go at Taco Express and head to the water!
Should this be your first or fifteenth time on the rapids, enjoy three to four hours with Echo Canyon River Expeditions. Book their 9:00 a.m. trip. They love this one because the air is a little warmer, and it is not blazing hot from the sun.
After an incredible run on the rapids, stop for some lunch and continue the day with even more adventure.
Hop on a bike and hit the road for Pike’s Peak. That is right, challenge yourself with Challenge Unlimited for a ride to remember. After meeting them in Old Colorado City, fitted for gear and equipment, load up in the van for a ride to the summit.
This thrill-seeking moment will have you screaming down the mountain in no time with the wind in your hair. The best part is you did not have to push yourself up the 8,000 feet elevation.
This sweet adventure is about six hours, so plan accordingly.
For the second day of your outdoor excursion, start by heading to Manitou Springs for some Huevos Rancheros from Adam’s Mountain Café.
After you recharged, hit the Manitou Incline, a unique adventure that is less than one mile. Oh, do not let that fool you! You will need plenty of water to conquer this elevation rise, as you will go up 2,000 plus feet in elevation, and most of it is straight-up! Think of it this way; you will be going 500 feet more than the Empire State Building is tall.
That is ok if this kind of thrill is not in the cards for you. The summit of Red Mountain and Intemann Trail’s Manitou section has you covered.
Plan on spending about three or four hours on the Incline. There are all kinds of restaurants and shops to pick up some souvenirs after you have conquered the Incline. There is even a t-shirt that says, I conquered the incline.
End your day with the ultimate of all adventures at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. The Wind Walker is where you want to test your skills. This three-story rope challenge course lurks over Williams Canyon. Oh, did we tell you, it is a 600-foot drop, so do not look down.
Should this not have quenched your thrill-seeking hunger, continue with the TERROR-dactyl. That is right, drop down in the canyon going 100 miles an hour on a giant pendulum swing. Oh, be sure to purchase that photo package to have a remarkable memory of the face you had as soon as you drop in the swing.
Why stop now? After all, you have just conquered some incredible feats. How about some Iron Road? Gear yourself up for the Via Ferrata. Conquer the canyon as you scall the walls over trails of ladders and cables. There is a zipline at the end, so hold on tight.
The zipline portion may be purchased separately if that is all the thrill you want.
Plan for one hour or one day, the adventure is up to you. Reservations are available, so this will help you to get in, enjoy some moments with friends, and move on to the next thrill-seeking excursion you have in mind.