Why Colorado Springs? 

  • An average of 300 days of sunshine annually 

  • 70 miles south of Denver 

  • Six airlines fly into Colorado Springs Airport (COS), and since it’s smaller than Denver International Airport, travelers find shorter security lines, less wait times and quicker access to all that Colorado Springs has to offer. 


What’s New in Colorado Springs 

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  • In 2023 Colorado Springs received the Destination Verified Seal from Wheel the World for its dedication to making hotels and attractions accessible to everyone. 

  • Sunset Amphitheater, an 8,000-person state-of-the-art open-air venue, opens later this summer. 

  • The only in-hotel flight simulator in the U.S. opens this fall when Hotel Polaris at the U.S. Air Force Academy welcomes its first guests this fall. 

  • A three-year renovation project is underway at Colorado Springs Airport to modernize the concourse for an elevated travel experience. 


There are plenty of options when it comes to things to see and do in Colorado Springs, as well as places to connect over a meal. Here, we look at a few spots to pique your interest when it comes to group outings. 





The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway 


Swiss cog rail cars have been climbing Pikes Peak since 1891, and the experience is as awe-inspiring today as it was more than 130 years ago. A three and a half hour roundtrip aboard The Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Rail travels through four life zones in which you and your guests may be able to spot yellow-bellied marmots, foxes, elk and bighorn sheep, not to mention one of the world’s oldest trees and stunning rock formations. Take time at the top of Pikes Peak to take in the 360-degree views before the return journey. The railway operates year-round. 


U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum 

Olympic and Paralympic Museaum

The 66,000 square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum highlights America’s greatest athletes and moments through interactive exhibits, innovative displays and impressive artifacts across 12 galleries. Throughout, you and your guests will learn about Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, and the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration and courage. The museum is available for private events of Olympic proportions.  


Sunset Amphitheater 

Colorado Springs Amphitheater

When it opens later this summer, the Sunset Amphitheater will be an 8,000-capactiy, state-of-the-art venue that will provide terrific options when it comes to live entertainment, as well as space for luxury VIP experiences. In addition to 90 privately-owned VIP luxury fire pit suites, the amphitheater, which is next to the U.S. Air Force Academy, features Roth’s Seafood and Chophouse, a two-story, five-star fine dining restaurant with stunning views of Pikes Peak and the front range, and Brohan’s, a top-shelf rooftop bar featuring more than 150 of the most sought-after bourbons. The restaurant and bar will be open year-round and are available for special events. 


For more activities and ideas, ask your ALHI GSO about working with Hosts Global Destination Services 





Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 

Royal George Bridge

About an hour from Colorado Springs is the tallest suspension bridge in North America, the Royal Gorge Bridge. Built in 1929, the 1,257-wooden-plank bridge is suspended 956 feet above the Arkansas River. In addition to crossing the bridge, visitors can climb a via ferrata, get their thrills on the Royal Rush Skycoaster, or take in the sights on the aerial gondola. Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open year-round. 


Manitou Incline 

Manitu Incline

One of the best things about spending time in Colorado Springs is experiencing any of the myriad outdoor activities found throughout the area. One challenge to take on is the legendary Manitou Incline, an iconic trail known for its steep ascent and breathtaking views. What was once a cable car built to carry materials to Pikes Peak is now a hiking trail perfect for a heart-pounding workout or a more reasonably paced adventure. 


Garden of the Gods Park 

Garden of the Gods

The awe-inspiring rock formations are captivating before you even enter Garden of the Gods Park, a National Natural Landmark that’s open year-round. There are several ways to experience the park, including in the saddle of a bicycle, by horseback, hiking, Segway and even rock climbing. Whichever way you and your group choose, one thing is certain — you’ll be grateful to Charles Perkin’s children for handing over his 480 acres to the City of Colorado Springs in 1909 for generations to enjoy in perpetuity.  


For more activities and ideas, ask your ALHI GSO about working with Hosts Global Destination Services 





Flying W Ranch 

The Flying W Ranch

For more than 70 years the fine folks at Flying W Ranch have invited guests to live out their cowboy and cowgirl dreams. Go for a horseback ride before sitting down for a chuckwagon dinner and live entertainment, all backed by incredible mountain views. The ranch can accommodate groups from 20 to 6,000. 


The Peppertree 

The Peppertree

The Peppertree has been welcoming guests since 1983, serving incredible, panoramic city views alongside its classic fine dining experience. With steak specialties finished tableside and plenty of seafood and other entrees served with all the accoutrements, not to mention impressive dessert and drinks menus, a dinner at The Peppertree is one to remember. The recently-refreshed dining room is available for private events and can accommodate up to 75 guests. 


For more activities and ideas, ask your ALHI GSO about working with Hosts Global Destination Services 





A handful of ALHI Members are ready to welcome you and your clients to the mountain vibes and stunning views found throughout Colorado Springs. 


The Broadmoor 

The Broadmoor


For more than 100 years The Broadmoor has welcomed guests from around the world, and is ready to welcome you and your group. Take advantage of the resort’s 5,000 acres and more than 315,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event and meeting spaces to make the most of your time in the Rocky Mountains. A truly unforgettable experience for groups of up to 70 can be curated at the resort’s all-inclusive Cloud Camp high above Colorado Springs. 


Cheyenne Mountain Resort, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham 

Cheyenne Mountain

Spread across 217 acres with stunning views of the Rocky Mountains, your guests will find themselves right at home at the recently-renovated 316-room Cheyenne Mountain Resort, A Dolce Hotel by Wyndham. The resort easily accommodates groups from 14 to 600 in its 40,000 square feet of flexible event space. When it comes time to play, offer your guests a round of Glow Golf under the stars on the Pete Dye-designed golf course, or dive into an Amazing Race-inspired challenge everyone will enjoy. 


Garden of the Gods Resort and Club 

Garden of the Gods

Give your guests an intimate luxury resort and wellness experience at Garden of the Gods Resort and Club overlooking the stunning rock formations of Garden of the Gods Park, a designated National Natural Landmark. Groups from 10 to 300 draw inspiration from their surroundings in every bit of the 22,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, not to mention the comfortable guest rooms, suites, cottages and casitas. The onsite team will work with you to incorporate wellness and team building elements to create a well-rounded experience for everyone.  


Hotel Polaris at the U.S. Air Force Academy 

Hotel Polaris

Opening this fall, Hotel Polaris at the U.S. Air Force Academy is certain to become an instant icon in Colorado Springs. Situated at the academy’s North Gate, the hotel boasts 375 guest rooms, six restaurants and bars, and 26,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including an expansive outdoor terrace. Elevate team building with the hotel’s flight simulator, the only in-hotel simulator in the U.S. 


For more activities and ideas, ask your ALHI GSO about working with Hosts Global Destination Services