There are a lot of fun things to do in Colorado Springs with your teens!
Teens can be the toughest age group to please at times, and most parents often struggle to give them a vacation that they can enjoy. Lucky for you, if you are planning on visiting Colorado Springs, there are plenty of teen activities to engage in and forge unforgettable memories. Depending on what your teens love and are enthusiastic about, you can choose to explore:
1. Whitewater Rafting
If your teens are the adventurous type, there is no better way to quench their thirst for adventure than through whitewater rafting. There are a variety of rivers to explore including the Arkansas River which is one of the most famous places for whitewater rafting in the United States. You can engage your teens in battling it out with class IV or V rapids present at the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River. Your teens will surely love this experience, and they are most likely to ask for more. There are many rafting trip providers offering the service, and you can check them out here.
Ziplining is another thrilling adventure that most teens have grown fond of nowadays. The good thing about this activity is that it can be tried by the entire family. Head over to the Royal Gorge and give your family the chance to enjoy 20 zipline courses offered by the Royal Gorge Zipline Tours operated on top of the plateau. This adrenaline-packed adventure allows your teens to enjoy majestic views as they fly in an over 2-mile course range. They can choose any course ranging from classic to extreme, with the extreme line being one of the fasted in North America. Check out Royal Gorge Zipline Tours for their packages and requirements to participate.
3. Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is one of the best activities to engage in with your teens as you bond and build stronger relationships. Colorado Springs is the perfect place to try both indoor and outdoor rock climbing at different areas. CityRock is arguably the top location to check out with your family as they offer the best of both indoor and outdoor climbing adventure. It’s an expansive facility with 15, 000 square feet of roped climbing, 43 climbing walls, and over 200 square feet of unique cave passages. Another great spot to check out for outdoor rock climbing is the Garden of Gods Visitor & Nature Center. You can plan your rock climbing escapade on the Garden with the Front Range Climbing company.
4. Segway Rides
If your teens don’t know what Segway rides are, then they are in for a big surprise that they’ll love. If they already know about them, then they will definitely be excited to explore the packages offered by Adventures Out West. The company provides Segway Tours through the Garden of the Gods that comprise of exhilarating rides on Segways as you traverse one of nature’s greatest wonders (the garden). A short training session on how to ride a Segways will be conducted for all riders before the start of the tour. During the tour, your teens can race, learn about the ancient red-rock formations in the garden, and observe wildlife as well as exotic plants along the way.
5. Food Tours
A tour to Colorado Springs cannot end without a little exploration of the local cuisine. Ever heard of a food tour? Well if not, grab the chance to consult Rocky Mountain Food Tours and take your teens on the first food tour in Colorado Springs. They will enjoy tasting the delicacies available in up to 5 culinary destinations in the historic downtown within a few hours. Tours happen on Saturdays 2-5pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. If you’re not available during the public tour times, you can book a private tour for your family.
6. Laser Tag Games
Teens love gaming, and if they can get a real-life opportunity to engage in combat-style missions from their favorite video games, it would be a fantastic experience. In Colorado Springs, your teens can enjoy this adventure at the Battlefield Colorado’s outdoor laser tag park. The park is located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs with 3 acres of space and 6 buildings to give a combined indoor/outdoor experience just like in the video games. Take your teens here and let them enjoy their gaming adventures outdoors.
Take your teens to one of the top paintball fields in Colorado Springs such as Covert Ops Paintball and let them have more outdoor gaming fun. Paintballing continues to be a popular gaming adventure for teens, and you can’t go wrong by allowing them this experience.
Teens are energetic and hyperactive. If you want them to enjoy a vacation with you in Colorado Springs, consider having them explore the above activities!
Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team