Colorado is known for its incredible ski resorts, so it's a given that skiing and snowboarding are top winter activities in Colorado Springs. However, what to do during the winter when you’re not hitting the slopes?
One of the greatest things about Colorado Springs is that it offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures and indoor fun. If you’re looking for some cold-weather activities, these are some of the best things to do in Colorado Springs during the winter months.
Snowshoe Along Beautiful Colorado Springs Trails
There’s no better way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of freshly fallen snow than a snowshoeing trek through the wilderness. There are multiple trails you can explore around Colorado Springs. Some of the most popular snowshoe trails include Mueller State Park, Barr Trail at Pikes Peak, and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Soak in Hot Spring Pools at Manitou Springs
The community of Manitou Springs, just outside of Colorado Springs, is home to numerous hot springs. For an indulgent winter experience, visit SunWater Spa where you can soak in warm cedar pools and enjoy views of the mountains. There are several pools to choose from including a cooler pool where you can take a break from the heat of the main pools.
Meet a Live Wolf at the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center
The Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center is a non-profit sanctuary for wolves, foxes, and coyotes that is located northwest of Colorado Springs. The basic walking tours take you through the sanctuary where you can see the wolves and learn all about how they live. They also have special tours where you can enter the enclosures and interact one-on-one with the wolves.
Try Ice Climbing at Pikes Peak
When the temperatures drop below freezing and stay there for a while, Pikes Peak develops some great ice walls on the north face. Pikes Peak Alpine School offers guided ice climbs for all levels including those who have never tried ice climbing before. You can bring your own equipment or rent what you need from the school.
Have High Tea at Glen Eyrie Castle
Imagine watching the snow fall outside as you sip tea and snack on tasty treats in the grand library of a castle. Glen Eyrie Castle was built in 1871 by General Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. The castle hosts afternoon tea five days a week throughout the winter. Reservations are highly recommended.
Go Ice Skating in Downtown Colorado Springs
Central Colorado Springs has a number of venues where you can sharpen your skates and hit the ice right in the downtown area. Acacia Park has an outdoor rink that is open to the public for a small fee and has skate rentals available. The Sertich Ice Center and World Arena Ice Hall have indoor rinks and Learn to Skate programs.
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