Colorado Springs is home to stunning scenery, a thriving downtown, and amazing attractions unique to Colorado and unique from anything else in the Centennial State. If you’re looking for an awesome way to spend the day (or two!), we’ve put together a list of the top destinations and attractions for you to add to your road trip bucket list.

1. Pikes Peak

Scale a 14,115-foot mountain from the comfort of your vehicle with astonishing views of the Rocky Mountains to the west and the Great Plains to the east.

2. Garden of the Gods

Drive to a America’s favorite park to see the unique, red sandstone fins and jump out of the car to walk the educational paths and immerse yourself in nature. A definite must-see for anyone looking for a Colorado Springs road trip.

3. Seven Falls

Experience Seven Falls either during the day on a spectacular hike or enjoy the falls at night as they’re lit from within. The 181-foot waterfall is set in a 1,250-foot box canyon with stunning surroundings.

4. Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs has a rich military history with many historic sites to see, including the Cadet Chapel and the Bomber Plane Display.

5. Cave of the Winds

Take a tour of this unique cave system at the end of your Colorado Springs road trip. Cave of the Winds also offers theme park attractions like the infamous Terror-dactyl that swings out over a canyon.

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