Visit Colorado Springs Welcomes The APEX to Olympic City USA

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Pikes Peak in the Fall

Pikes Peak in the Fall

Welcome to Colorado Springs – Olympic City USA. We’re proud to be hosting the inaugural Pikes Peak APEX mountain bike challenge, with elite cyclists from Colorado and beyond.

Crystal Spring Reservoir on Pikes Peak
Crystal Spring Reservoir on Pikes Peak

 

Late September is a beautiful time to visit the Pikes Peak region and catch the aspen trees transitioning from green to gold right before your eyes. While here, enjoy our attractions and activities and make a mental note to come back again for a couple’s getaway or family vacation.

 


In July, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum opened and is truly a wonder to behold. It features an exterior that is designed to resemble the flowing movement of an athlete in motion, and the interior is just as innovative. Your museum experience will be curated just for you, based on where you’re from and which sports and athletes you like. You’ll start your journey on the top floor and work your way down through various galleries in a spiral pattern, never encountering a single step, making it one of the most accessible museums in the world.


Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak at Dawn
Garden of the Gods & Pikes Peak at Dawn

Spend time in Garden of the Gods Park, rated the #1 park in the U.S. on TripAdvisor.®   The towering red rocks are a sight to behold, dating back billions of years with captivating names like Kissing Camels, Balanced Rock and Sleeping Giant. The park has no entry fee and is easily accessed by car, bike, foot, horseback, historical trolley, Segway and e-bike. Visit Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center for restrooms, gift shop, restaurant, maps, interactive exhibits and a 15-minute movie to show you how those red rocks got there.

 


Drive or cycle up the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115’ summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain. Take in the stunning views that inspired Katharine Lee.

 


African Penguin at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
African Penguin at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Feeding Giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Feeding Giraffes at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Bates to pen the words to America the Beautiful and check out the progress of the new Summit Complex, scheduled to open in May 2021. See exotic and familiar animals in spacious, natural surroundings at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and their newest exhibit featuring African penguins and Nile hippos.


After an exhilarating day of competing and exploring, get BOGO deals on craft beverages by downloading the free Crafts & Drafts passport, found at Crafts.VisitCOS.com.

For a list of all there is to do and see in the Pikes Peak region, please go to VisitCOS.com and have fun!