This post is sponsored by Visit Colorado Springs. All opinions are my own.
Colorado is full of unique and beautiful towns, but one of my most favorite is Colorado Springs. It’s the perfect summer vacation destination with plenty of family friendly hiking trails.
Colorado Springs is located a little over an hour outside of Denver and sits at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. Known as Olympic City USA for its Olympic training center and is also home to the United States Air Force Academy and Pikes Peak, one of the most famous mountains in America.
With mild temperatures during the day and cool temperatures at night, Colorado Springs is one of my favorite destinations to get a break from the Texas heat. The amazing weather begs you to be in nature all day. How could I refuse that?!
Colorado Springs has a plethora of hiking trails for the entire family. It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful views. Colorado outdoor adventures are a great way to connect as a family, get active and appreciate the wonder of the great outdoors.
Best Family Friendly Hiking in Colorado Springs
Garden of the Gods – With easy trails and magnificent red rock formations, Garden of the Gods is a must see. There are several hikes throughout the area ranging from easy short treks to difficult hikes. Kids will enjoy climbing the rock formations and there are plenty of photo opportunities with Pikes Peak in the distance.
Helen Hunt Falls Trail – This isn’t much of a hike with the trail only being about 1/10 of a mile, but it has a magnificent waterfall. It’s a fun little walk and I guarantee the kids will enjoy it!
Seven Bridges Trail – This trail is almost 4 miles and crosses over 7 bridges. Along the trail you will see wildflowers, forest and waterfalls.
The Broadmoor Seven Falls – The view on this canyon trail is amazing! Trails range from easy to difficult. You can climb the 224-step staircase to the top of the falls or you can choose to take the elevator. This waterfall drops 7 times and is an absolute must see.
Mueller State Park – This park has over 5,000 acres and 55 miles of biking and hiking trails. Start at the visitor center, which has an overlook of Pikes Peak. From there you can choose one of the family friendly trailheads to start your adventure.
While you are out exploring the natural trail, it’s great to keep a few things mind. Stick to trails, leave the plants as they are, throw away your garbage (or take it back with you if there is no waste bin on the trails) and keep wild animals wild by not feeding them. These Leave no Trace tips are great ways to keep the nature beauty of Colorado for everyone to enjoy!
Have you been to Colorado Springs? What is your favorite place to hike while in Colorado Springs?
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