Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities
Manitou Rainbow
Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities
Rainbow Falls - Manitou

While the Hafla Reunion will have bus tours to three of the top attractions in the Colorado Springs (COS) region, there are over 300 other activities that you may want to consider during your time before, during or after the reunion. Bus tours typically hit the highlights of an area and our trips are no exception. The list below will provide you with some very exciting options for self-guided adventures. We encourage you to invite your friends to join you on these adventures.

Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities
Cheyenne Moutain Zoo - Tahoma the Moose
Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities
Cheyenne Moutain Zoo - Sign Courtesy

At the reunion, we will give you the opportunity to post your desired trips on a large poster board, and invite others to go with you. For small groups of 4 – 10 people, your best bet is to get an Uber or Lyft ride if you don’t have vehicles, or take public transportation. However, if you have a larger group in mind, the reunion committee can advise you on who to contact to get transportation.

Colorado Springs Touring Opportunities
Olympic Museum view from Vermijo Avenue

You can get more information on all of these and more activities on-line. I found that Trip Advisor’s listings were particularly complete and useful.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

  • Garden of the Gods (hiking) (free)
    Distance from Hotel: 9 miles
    Comments: Our favorite place – easy walking
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Distance from Hotel: 3.4 miles
    Comments: Very Nice Zoo –hilly- feed the giraffes!
  • Manitou Springs – old west feeling shopping & restaurants (also Old Colorado City)
    Distance from Hotel: 9 miles
    Comments: Boutique & Unique shops and great food
  • Sunrise Balloon Ride
    Distance from Hotel: 2.6 miles
    Comments: Great views of mountains and plains
  • High Country 4X4 Jeep Tour
    Distance from Hotel: 5.6 miles
    Comments: See the rugged natural beauty of the Rockies
  • Red Rock Canyon (hiking)
    Distance from Hotel: 8 miles
    Comments: Unlimited hiking, no crowds, small hills
  • Olympic Training Center
    Distance from Hotel: 5.3 miles
    Comments: See our athletes in training
  • National Museum of WWII Aviation
    Distance from Hotel: 9 miles
    Comments: WWII military planes on display
  • Helen Hunt Falls (or Seven Falls)
    Distance from Hotel: 6 miles
    Comments: Fairly rigorous hike –water flow variable
  • The Broadmoor Hotel
    Distance from Hotel: 6 miles
    Comments: One of the top ten hotels in the US
  • Cave of the Winds (Spelunking)
    Distance from Hotel: 10 miles
    Comments: Cave tours vary by adventure; Zip lines and high ropes course
  • Royal Gorge Bridge & Park
    Distance from Hotel: 55 miles
    Comments: Highest Bridge in the US. Descend to bottom on gondola. Zip line, great scenery.
  • Aspen Fall Color Tour
    Distance from Hotel: customized
    Comments: Tour the local mountains to find the best aspen colors. (We do this every year)