• 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $5,698 / person
  • ($1,680 single supplement)

Tour Colorado’s Wilderness With Austin Adventures!

Your ultimate Rocky Mountain adventure vacation awaits on this small group, action-packed journey to Colorado Springs! From hiking the wildflower-bedecked mountains of Pike National Forest to horseback riding the secluded backcountry trails of Emerald Valley, you’re sure to find the activity that fits your adventure style best. Pick up a fly rod and fish for pan-size trout from the lawn of your lakeside cabin. Wind your way down 14,115-foot Pikes Peak by way of mountain bike. Check out what all the hype is about at beautiful Garden of the Gods and intricate Cave of the Winds. By night, indulge in The Broadmoor and its Wilderness Experience properties, Cloud Camp and Emerald Valley Ranch, with a glass of wine, a soak in a bubbly Jacuzzi or with a book beside a crackling campfire. All the while, Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to unwind and get swept away by the Rocky Mountain’s unmatched beauty on this exclusive Colorado vacation package.

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Multi-Sport
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

Soak up the spirit of Colorado Springs from the comfort of a Cloud Camp atop Cheyenne Mountain, a rustic ranch tucked into Pike National Forest, and a legendary 5-star resort and spa perched at the southern edge of the Rockies. This six-day, exclusive journey gets you up-close-and-personal with the wilds of Colorado by day and wrapped cozily in the luxury of distinctive lodgings by night. A truly majestic experience awaits amidst the purple mountains, scarlet sunsets and pine-studded forests of Colorado.

  • Explore 300-million years of geological history and a world of gravity-defying rock formations in Garden of the Gods Park
  • Trek by lantern-light deep into Manitou Grand Caverns at Cave of the Winds
  • Ride horseback through the Emerald Valley, taking in eye-popping views of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and an endless sprawl of conifers
  • Fly fish for pan-size trout from the lawn of your lakeside cabin
  • Explore a series of seven waterfalls flowing through a 1,400-foot-wall box canyon
  • Ride the world's highest cog train to the 14,115-foot summit of Pike's Peak, enjoying a thrilling decent by mountain bike
Colorado Adventure Vacation
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The Broadmoor is an incredible place and we can't wait to come back!

Lindsay M Scottsdale, AZ

Great experience, great tour guides, would do it again.

Lois F Oakland, NJ

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Day 1: Garden of the Gods / Cave of the Winds / Cloud Camp
Colorado Adventure Vacation
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Cloud Camp

Pick up at your hotel in Colorado Springs • Your guides will take you to one of the most famous parks in the United States, Garden of the Gods • This beautiful and fascinating park is renowned for its red rock geological formations seemingly rising up out of the earth's crust • After seeing famous landmarks like Balanced Rock, Three Graces and Gateway Rock, your guides will prepare you a delicious picnic lunch • Nearby lies the captivating Cave of the Winds where we'll embark on a historical adventure by lantern light deep into the Manitou Grand Caverns • Late afternoon, we transfer to our accommodation sitting at 9,300 feet, Cloud Camp, overlooking the entire city of Colorado Springs • Here, take part in a cooking class or explore the property before enjoying dinner inside the fireplace-adorned dining room

 

About Cloud Camp
Sitting at 9,200 feet atop Cheyenne Mountain is The Broadmoor's newest wilderness experience, Cloud Camp. With unobstructed 360 degree views, the incomparable splendor of Colorado resides here. Cloud Camp's 8,000 square foot main lodge, with a design influenced by the historic timber and stone lodges of the American West, features hand-hewn beams and indigenous stone fireplaces. Its great room and bar area serve as the backdrop for inspired and relaxed gatherings, while an expansive wrap-around deck is an unparalleled location from which to absorb the magnificence of the Pikes Peak region.

Day 2: Cloud Camp / Emerald Valley Ranch
Colorado adventure tours
Meals Included:  B, L, D

This morning, enjoy breakfast on the deck overlooking the city before we take off on our hike to Emerald Valley Ranch • This 5.5 mile hike via trail and old forest service roads takes in beautiful views of Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak and the endless sprawl of conifers in Pikes National Forest • Upon arrival to Emerald Valley, we'll enjoy a wonderful lunch spread prepared by the culinary experts of the Ranch • In the afternoon, we'll saddle up for a horseback ride to take in the gorgeous property and surrounding area • Tonight, dine back in the main hall and get a good night of sleep in your cozy lakeside cabin

About Emerald Valley Ranch
The Ranch at Emerald Valley combines a unique retreat offering refined luxury with the rustic charm and inspiration of a wilderness enclave. Surrounded by over 100,000 acres of the Pike National Forest, indulge in a private escape in one of ten beautifully appointed cabins featuring gas fireplaces, rich furnishings, and modern amenities. This haven is the perfect destination for everything from an intimate getaway to a quintessential Colorado vacation for a group, family, and friends.

Day 3: Emerald Valley Ranch
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Indulge in a home-cooked breakfast, before we transfer a short distance to this morning's trailhead • Our 4-mile round trip trek up Grayback Mountain is sure to get the heart pumping, but you will be rewarded with outstanding views of the Ranch and beautiful Emerald Valley at the top • Make your way back down for yet another satisfying lunch • This afternoon is full of options: take a fly-fishing lesson, head out on another horseback ride, mountain bike around the Ranch, pamper yourself with a massage or relax in a rocking chair on your cabin's porch • We'll meet back up for dinner in the main dining room later this evening

Day 4: The Ranch at Emerald Valley / The Broadmoor
Colorado Vacations
Meals Included:  B, L
Overnight: The Broadmoor

Take advantage of a late morning departure by sleeping in or wetting your hook one last time • Around 10:30 AM, we'll transfer back to our base and take off for yet another epic adventure in the mountains • Seven Falls is a majestic series of seven waterfalls flowing through a 1,400 foot-wall box canyon • After hiking around the canyon and eating lunch at the exquisite 1858 on site, we'll head out on a soaring zip-line adventure taking in Seven Falls from a whole new perspective • Tonight, we check into The Broadmoor where you'll enjoy a night on your own to explore this elegant five-star resort and its unique restaurants, amenities and nightlife

About The Broadmoor
The Broadmoor is the longest-running consecutive winner of both the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star awards. Since first opening in 1918, The Broadmoor has offered guests a unique way to experience the beauty of the American West, and continues that tradition through our Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star day spa as well as our restaurants (including the only Five-Star, Five-Diamond restaurant in Colorado, Penrose Room), 54 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, distinctive retail shops, specialty tours, activities and programs for guests of all ages and interests.

Day 5: The Broadmoor / Pikes Peak
Colorado adventure travel
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: The Broadmoor

This morning, we wake early to catch the first cog train up Pikes Peak • Traveling up the World's highest cog train will give you unparalled views over Colorado Springs and Pikes National Forest • Upon reaching the summit at 14,115 feet, take some time to snap photos, eat a famous Pikes Peak doughnut and buy a keepsake at the summit gift shop • Next, we ready ourselves for a thrilling bike ride down Pikes Peak • A van blocks traffic behind you, giving you access to the full right lane of the road for your biking "flight" down the mountain • Go as slow or as fast as suits your comfort and expect that the group will stop often to take photos • Upon reaching the base, enjoy lunch in Old Colorado City before heading back to The Broadmoor for an afternoon on your own • Play some golf, sit out by the pool, get a massage or just relax the afternoon away • We'll meet back up for a five-star dinner experience in the Penrose Room tonight

Day 6: The Broadmoor / Colorado Springs
Meals Included:  B

Opt to embark on one last hike with your guides or choose to spend the morning at the Broadmoor taking advantage of the amenities before your departure. Your guides will drop you off at the Colorado Springs Airport or your post-trip hotel.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $5,698 / person
  • ($1,680 single supplement)

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Additional Trip Information

Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions are included as indicated by the detailed daily itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • Meals as indicated by daily itinerary.
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Any necessary equipment, all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.
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Testimonials
Testimonials

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Everything was top notch (food, accommodations, activities) especially our guides.

Susan B, Auburn, ME

The sights were spectacular along with the service and activities

Chris G, Louisville, KY

This trip exceeded all of our expectations. Fun! Fun! Fun! Our guides, made this trip. They were enthusiastic knowledgeable, prompt and on time, good humored and kind, and always at the ready with a helping hand and a smile. They were the engine that motored us through the week.

Marian A, Bedford, MA

This truly was an incredible trip! All we had to do was show up with our luggage. It was beyond our expectations! My Husband was skeptical and I pressured him to commit. He was surprised how much he enjoyed this vacation.

Laurie A, Pound Ridge, NY

Absolutely, Amazingly, awesome!

Elaine L, Fletcher, NC
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More Reasons to go
  • 1. Garden of the Gods: This extraordinary National Natural Landmark features 300-foot towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and bright blue skies.
  • 2. The Manitou Grand Caverns: Explore pathways lit only by the lanterns carried by you at the Cave of Winds.
  • 3. Pikes Peak: Located in the Rocky Mountains, this peak is one of the most famous summits in the United States. The 14,115 ft. fourteener””a mountain exceeding 14,000 ft. above sea level””stands 8,000-feet high over what is known as the “Pikes Peak region.”
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With lodgings like The Broadmoor, explore by day and relax at night over fresh, local cuisine.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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