RMFT is not currently running food tours due to Governor’s closing of all dine-in restaurants state-wide. Please consider purchasing a GIFT CARD to use when reopen! Get 10% off using code: TOGETHER

Rocky Mountain Food Tours

What’s Spring Break in Colorado like? Think Tubing down a mountainside, learning how to cave dive, feeding giraffes at the nation’s highest zoo, and more!

Colorado is the perfect place for a family Spring Break trip. You’ll find plenty of snow sports in the High Country (for both novices and pros alike), moderate weather along the beautiful Front Range, and exciting adventures for every age. Whether you’re visiting Colorado for its spirit of adventure, serene views, or vast array of foodie destinations, rest assured, there’s something for you.

We’ve put together a list of the top 9 things to do in Colorado for Spring break:

 

1. Visit Colorado’s Incredible National Parks

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of the National Parks Service | Credit: Patrick Myers

Spring is the perfect season to check Colorado’s four National Parks off your bucket list. With peak season for tourism at the parks running from May to October, you’ll avoid the crowds and enjoy the beauty of Colorado at a slower pace. Here are four parks we love to visit:

  • Rocky Mountain National Park lies between Estes Park and Grand Lake and represents what most people think of when they think “Colorado” — scenic hikes following bending rivers, alpine lakes reflecting jagged peaks, and countless wildlife roaming freely in open plains.
  • Mesa Verde National Park, near Cortez, Colorado, is home to Ancestral Puebloan dwellings nestled into cliff walls. The park gives visitors a realistic view into the daily lives of those who created and once inhabited its dwellings.
  • For an otherworldly experience, visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, where you’ll find the nation’s tallest dune, towering 750 feet high at 8,700 feet above sea level.
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park near Montrose, Colorado will leave you speechless as you take in its dramatic cliff walls that have been carved over centuries by the Gunnison River.

Each of these parks and the surrounding areas offer an array of recreational activities like cross-country skiing, camping, snowshoeing, fishing, kayaking, and much more, making them the perfect stop for your Spring Break trip to Colorado.

 

2. Play in the Snow at Keystone Resort

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of Keystone Resort

Make lasting memories with your family at Keystone Resort, a ski resort tucked back in the Rocky Mountains. Skiing and snowboarding are just a fraction of the activities offered at the resort in the Springtime. Other snow activities include snowmobiling, snow biking, ice skating, tubing, sleigh rides, and more.

 

3. Try Unique Cuisine on a Food Tour

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of Rooster’s House of Ramen | Credit: Scott Majors Photography

Head south to Colorado Springs for the #1 Food and Drink Attraction based on visitor reviews! For the average foodie, traveling with a family can get pricey, especially when you’re trying to taste a sampling of local cuisine. But what if we told you that in just a few hours you could visit five of Colorado Springs’ top restaurants? With the help of one of Rocky Mountain Food Tours’ expert tour guides, you and your family will eat and drink your way through a new city together!

 

4. Stay and Soak at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort | Facebook Page

Book a creekside cabin for your family and enjoy complimentary access to the Mount Princeton Hot Springs resort’s variety of hot spring pools. Chalk Creek runs through the property and offers guests a true natural hot spring experience as geothermal hot springs warm sections of the river. If the rushing river isn’t for you, you can relax poolside at the The Historic Bath House, which was built just after the Civil War. Guests can take in views of the Collegiate Peaks while enjoying fresh squeezed juice from the spa’s juice bar.

 

5. Visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

At an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo holds the title of the “Highest zoo in America.” Not only will you spot over 200 species of animals, you’ll be sure to see some incredible views of Colorado Springs. Be ready to feed hungry giraffes, ride the historic carousel, and walk through a unique modern art exhibit that is home to 40 species of reptiles.

 

6. Get Adventurous at CityROCK Climbing Center

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of CityROCK

If the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor activities, put your climbing skills to the test at CityROCK in Downtown Colorado Springs. The climbing gym offers bouldering and top rope climbing for any skill level so you and your family can explore your adventurous sides in a safe and fun environment. If you’re up for a challenge, explore 225 feet of artificial cave passages underneath CityROCK where you’ll come across artificial formations, cave life, and artifacts. When you’re done climbing, head to a yoga class or grab dinner and a drink at the gym’s bar, The Ute & Yeti.

 

7. See the Royal Gorge by Jeep

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of Colorado Jeep Tours

Colorado Jeep Tours provides “high quality, scenic, and informative jeep tours” of one of Colorado’s most epic attractions. Your tour guide will provide local knowledge of the history and geology of the Royal Gorge, all while taking you on an off-roading adventure. You’ll drive over America’s highest suspension bridge, experience the depths of the gorge itself, and have access to the other amusements the park has to offer.

Note: Colorado Jeep Tours also provides tours of Cañon City’s Red Canyon and the “Gold Belt” areas including Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado, as well as custom tours unique to your needs!

 

8. Drive to the Top of “America’s Mountain”

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of Pikes Peak—America’s Mountain | Pikes Peak Highway

Have you really experienced Colorado until you’ve eaten a donut on top of a mountain? We think not. Pikes Peak (or “America’s Mountain”) is one of the world’s most visited mountains, and for good reason. The majestic peak is the crown of Colorado Springs, offering beautiful views to the entire city that practically beg you to visit the top. There are several ways to summit, but the least labor intensive is to hop in your car and enjoy the ride up. You can get out and hike along the way, take some photos at one of the scenic pull off areas, and even fish at one of the reservoirs on your way up. When you summit, you’ll be greeted by 360 views, endless photo opportunities, and delicious high-altitude donuts.

Note: Parking at the top of Pikes Peak is limited, however, shuttles are offered from various parking lots near the summit.

 

9. Experience Garden of the Gods on Horseback

Your Guide to the Perfect Spring Break in Colorado for 2019
Photo Courtesy of Academy Riding Stables

Google Colorado Springs and you’ll probably find photos of Garden of the Gods — now picture yourself staring up at the iconic red spires on horseback. At Academy Riding Stables, you’ll be paired with a horse that suits your level of experience and receive a guided tour through the park from a real cowboy. If that doesn’t scream Colorado, we don’t know what does!

 

From soaking in hot springs to summiting mountains, this guide to Spring Break in Colorado has something for everyone in the family! If you haven’t already, be sure to book your food tour before spots fill up!

Cheers, Your Rocky Mountain Food Tours Team

(So, what’s a food tour, anyway…?)

EXPLORE MORE TOPICS

attractionseditor's pickevents & holidaysgift ideashistorylocal diningtours we've takentravel

Search Posts


Recent Posts

RECENT ARTICLES

editor's picklocal dining

5 Super Easy Ways to Support Us During COVID-19

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 has shut our business down temporarily, but we are still here rallying around the food and town we love! Due to state-wide restrictions, we are currently unable to run our food tours in downtown Colorado Springs. As you can imagine, this has put incredible strain on our tour leaders and internal staff. But rest … Read more 5 Super Easy Ways to Support Us During COVID-19

Read More
historylocal dining

Top 9 Historic Restaurants in Colorado Springs

March 18, 2020

The home of a famous actress, the old city morgue, and a historic elementary school — today’s restaurant scene in Colorado Springs harkens its intriguing past. Colorado Springs is a dream for nature lovers, coffee drinkers, and beer snobs, but did you know that it might just be a history buff’s paradise, too? The city … Read more Top 9 Historic Restaurants in Colorado Springs

Read More
local dining

Cheese, Pepperoni, & Garlic Bread – Here are the Top 12 Pizza Places in Colorado Springs!

March 4, 2020

Who doesn’t love a hot, delicious slice of pizza!? Seriously… we were dying while writing this post. It’s the Italian treat that we’ve all come to crave and that pizzerias from around the world have adopted to suit all varieties of taste and preference. And while Colorado Springs might be thousands of miles away from … Read more Cheese, Pepperoni, & Garlic Bread – Here are the Top 12 Pizza Places in Colorado Springs!

Read More
attractionslocal dining

Live Like a Local with this 3-Day Itinerary in Colorado Springs

February 19, 2020

Planning a trip to Colorado Springs? Here’s the perfect 3-day itinerary that includes delicious food, cultural activities, and outdoor excursions! Millions of people visit Colorado Springs every year to see its amazing mountain views and incredible hiking trails. It’s widely known for being the home of Pikes Peak (a.k.a. “America’s Mountain”), The U.S. Olympic Training … Read more Live Like a Local with this 3-Day Itinerary in Colorado Springs

Read More


EXPLORE MORE ARTICLES

Follow Us

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER!

We write a new blog article every two weeks! Stay on top of foodies news in Colorado Springs, plus be the first to hear about new food tours and receive exclusive discounts.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

DOWNTOWN
COLORADO SPRINGS


3 TOURS AVAILABLE!

View Calendar