Please visit our "Contact Us" tab for very important information regarding Summer access to the Pikes Peak Summit!
We have been round-trip touring Pikes Peak and our other locations continually for many years! We travel daily and year-round, and offer personalized services, and unique keepsake momentos of your day with us, so call and reserve your adventure! We would be honored to take you, and you will be glad you did!
Recent 5 Star Trip Advisor Review.....DarlaD.....March 19, 2018.... "When we heard the Cog was closed, we immediately turned to TripAdvisor for alternatives. BF is CO native but had never driven to the summit-besides being easily distracted! This tour was worth every cent! We’ve already recommended Manitou Springs Adventures to family in the area. Texted w/Sherry and then called to plan which day would be best for viewing. Kaytelyn was knowledgeable and concerned with our comfort. Because the road up didn’t open til 9, Kaytelyn took us through Glen Eyrie(saw big horn sheep very close and we’d booked a tour there that afternoon)and Garden of the Gods, which we’d taken the trolley tour the day before and were very disappointed w/driver’s lack of knowledge. At the summit it was 15*~-5* with windchill. Sherry warned us of 40* temp difference so we brought gloves! I experienced a lil lightheaded-ness in the shop and Kaytelyn ran back to Jeep for my water. She pointed out so many things along the way(geological marker) Thank you, thank you for the highlight of our vacation!"
Recent 5 Star Trip Advisor Review.....AshleyM.....March 20, 2018...."We had family come in from Florida so we decided to try out High Country Excursions. We had nothing but a wonderful experience from start to finish. Sherry was delightful and accommodating. She helped us reschedule last minute with no fuss. Upon meeting her, we were even more impressed. She was sweet, knowledgeable and had the excursion meeting point in an incredible old house! Her candy and trail mix rocked our socks too! We met our driver Laraine who just made the experience better than we could have imagined. She was friendly and knowledgeable. Easy to talk to, willing to take any and all pictures we wanted and funny! She truly was a blessing! We have been talking about our trip non stop and plan to do it again! Thanks for being awesome Sherry & Laraine! You both took a fun excursion and made it incredible!"
Spring Break and Summer Vacation time is rapidly approaching, be sure to book your tours early! With NO COG Railway this year, our tours are in high demand - please call us and book early so we can ensure you a seat directly to the summit. Large groups welcome!
We are excited to say that we are one of the Colorado Springs Gazette's "Best Of" Winners for 2017, "Day Trips". We have also just been awarded one of the "Best Adventure Company" by the Colorado Springs Independent Newspaper.
We are touring daily and we will get you to the summit or any other of our locations. Looking for reliable, fun, affordable, and on-time transportation to the Pikes Peak summit? Then you have picked the right place! Call us NOW to reserve your seat. We travel the mountain year round. Bring a coat, gloves, and enjoy the ride!
We keep our Jeeps covered and comfortable so you will be DRY & WARM, and relaxed, on your summit tour. We will get you to the summit in Jeep style! We often have room for last minute bookings....and we do our very best to fit you in!
Daily tours at 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. until Memorial Day, then 7:00, 11:30 and 4:00 Daily! Groups and last minute reservations always welcome! We will work hard to get you on your tour, even with last minute bookings whenever possible.
(Guide Gratuities are NOT included in our rates. Please consider your Professional Guides too!)
Driving Yourself Around vs Jeep Sightseeing Adventure?
If you decide to drive yourself - you will NOT see the views while driving, you don't know the places to stop for the best views, or where parking is at a premium, and you will probably overheat your brakes on the way down the Peak. Plus, starting Memorial Day 2018, individuals do not have direct access to the summit and will have to use a shuttle once on the mountain. We drive directly up with full summit access!
Please See Some Recent Trip Advisor Reviews.....
5 Stars - "Jeep Ride to Pikes Peak", July 23, 2017 , We wanted to go up Pikes Peak without having to drive. Found the Cog train. But, it was sold out for the day we could go. Searched for another tour and found Manitou Springs Adventures. We were so thankful that the train was sold out!! What an awesome trip. Jimmy was our guide. He even picked us up at our hotel. He was very nice and knowledgeable. We had a private trip in a jeep. He had water and snacks for us. We were allowed to stop at several places and take pictures. (Cog does not stop) Once at the top, he bought us donuts! And we were allowed to stay as long as it took to see everything and take as many pictures as we wanted. Jimmy even took pictures of all of us. On the way down, we were again allowed to stop and take more pictures. All in all, the trip was wonderful! My advice is to skip the Cog altogether and book with Manitou Springs Adventures! You will not regret it. I gave it 5 stars because that's as high as it gets. Would rate higher if I could. I can not say enough good things about the trip. If I ever go back, I will definitely choose them again. Again........ Skip the Cog and book M S Adventures!” Debra P
5 Stars - "Colorado Springs 2017", July 21, 2017 “The train to the top of Pikes Peak was booked way past the time we could stay. So we took a chance on a Jeep ride to the top. Boy did we have FUN! Debbi our driver and tour guide was great! She catered to our grandsons and may the trip extra fun for them. They got to write their names in the snow near the top of Pikes Peak and got to bolder climb on some big rocks on the way down. What fun! We got to see, touch, and enjoy things we never would have on the train. Highly recommend the jeep ride and Debbi as your guide to really enjoy Pikes Peak.” Shari S
5 Stars - "Fun!", July 20, 2017, “We had a great experience riding with Clint. We were a little nervous with bringing an 8 year old and 4 year old, but Clint was great with them and everyone had a blast. Clint was informative, funny, and patient. Would love to do another tour with him as our driver next time we are in town!” tmer25
5 Stars - "Best Way Up Pikes Peak!", July 19, 2017, “I have to agree with the many other reviewers who were more than pleased with this option over the cog railway to the top of Pikes Peak! Debbi was fabulous! We lucked into a a great view with sun, snow and a rainbow and with enough time to enjoy the scenery! The flexibility we had on where to stop and spend our time really made this the perfect way to go and the donuts at the top were a real treat! I would totally recommend this tour to anyone.” Sjd53558
5 Stars – July 15, 2017, “Jeep ride to the summit of Pikes Peak - Was really upset that the Cog Railroad was booked the whole week we were in Colorado. But then we heard about Manitou Springs Jeep Tours. So happy we did. Our tour with Sherri was AWESOME!!! Sherri is so knowledgeable about the mountain we learned a lot and had great photo ops. She made sure our 10 year old got to rock climb and write his name in the snow!! We all had a wonderful trip up and back down Pike's Peak!! Loved it.” Patty L
5 Stars - July 14, 2107, “ Pikes Peak Jeep Tour - Was really bummed out when I found the Cog Railway was booked. Thankfully Manitou Springs Adventures came to our rescue & was truly a great experience & we got the better end of the deal by not going on the Railway. Our driver Debbie made it a great adventure. Even though the weather didn't cooperate that day, by the time we got to the top was 47 degrees & sleeting, not a good view but still made memories! This is the way to go to the top & they will stop along the way for U to snap pics! Provide snacks, bottled water & even buy U a donut @ the summit (was still warm!) Yummy!” bboysmom2017
5 Stars – July 11, 2017 – “The BEST Trip! - Thank you for making our vacation a great one. They went out of their way to squeeze us in for a last minute trip. They provide excellent customer service. The snacks and water on the way up was very much needed! Debbi was our guide and made us feel like part of the family! We LOVED this adventure! Thank you! Chiyop2017
5 Stars...“SKIP THE COG TRAIN, July 4, 2017…..We had a tremendous time traveling by jeep, rather than the cog train. We stopped along the breathtaking trip up Pike's Peak at many interesting points along the way. The little extra fee, compared to the cog train's was so worth it!! Our guide, Steve, was superb, offering facts and suggestions as we traveled. We HIGHLY recommend you book your trip up to the top with these guys. :) PS Bring a jacket no matter how warm it is in Manitou/Colorado Springs.” KH, Orland Park, IL
5 Stars...“JEEP TOUR, July 4, 2017….This was my second time visiting Colorado Springs and also using Manitou Springs Adventures. They are wonderful! Wouldn't use and other touring company in the area. Sherri is nothing but fantastic!!! They make sure you are comfortable and having a good time. She provides a bag a snacks and nice cold water while you are with her. She makes you smile and laugh during the adventure! I look forward to the next time I visit because I will be calling Sherri again!!!!” Michele M
5 Stars....“PERFECT FOR OUR FAMILY, July 2, 2017…..We couldn't get cog tickets for all our family, even with 5 days' notice. We considered driving up, but the jeep tour solved our problem and provided the best views of the mountain. By having a driver, you're free to look at the scenery; they knew the best places to stop for pictures, souvenirs, bathrooms, and made plenty of time for us to enjoy it all. They provided water, snacks, our admission to the park, and bought out donuts while we were free to look around. Couldn't have gone better. SLPMom3, St. Louis, MO.
5 Stars....WHAT A GREAT WAY TO SEE THE TOWN, July 1, 2017……We camped at Garden of the Gods campground and the company is housed there so all were had to do was walk to the front of the park and hop in the jeep. We did the Pikes Peak tour one day and the Wolf tour the next. Clint Fox was a great guide and added a lot of history to the day! I would recommend if you want a leisurely site seeing tour of the area. You just sit back and leave the driving to them!” Barbara P
Compare.....We offer longer summit trip times, ample water and snacks, free donuts (on us) at the Pikes Peak summit, and two very unique mementos to commemorate your trip to Colorado...and we have kept our rates very affordable for families and for those on vacation budgets. Military, Senior and Children discounts are given at the time of booking. We are as much as $29 per person less than other local options! Good times, and great prices too! Fun guides too!
Been to Pikes Peak....NOW, take the Cripple Creek Historic tour.... a scenic Jeep ride into history.
We are booking tours daily and we highly recommend reserving now. Your online booking will be confirmed by a personal phone call. We will hold your seat for the tour of choice. Convenient, and a reliable way to ensure your vacation trip to Colorado stays on track!
All Spring tours at 8:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. daily.
All Summer tours at 7:00, 11:30, and 4:00 Daily
Call us and we will get you to Pikes Peak, Cripple Creek and Victor, Quartz Mining, and the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center! Great views and fun, and we go daily! The scenery is just gorgeous!
Check out our Excursions Tabs for all the fun and details!
(Click the High Country Excursions Tab to the left for full information on each tour!)
Please see recent Jeep touring comments from our guests!
5 Stars - “Debbi was our AMAZING Pikes Peak tour guide. This tour is well worth the cost. My family got to view the beautiful scenery, without the stress of driving. Debbi catered the tour what we wanted, which allowed us to spend more time at the places we wanted! Easily booked this tour online, and the Jeeps are spotless. Thanks for the memories Debbi and Manitou Springs Adventures!!! Missouri gang!” “Billy T”, June 17, 2017
5 Stars - “We did a last minute booking since the Cog Railway was sold out.....what a blessing in disguise. The Jeep excursion was sooo much better. We had Kevin as our driver and he made the drive go by so fast. You also get some history on Manitou Springs, stops along the drive for pictures and some rock climbs (nothing major), washroom breaks and an experience we would have never received if we had taken the train. I would definitely recommend the Jeep excursion to Pikes Peak to anyone and we will be back again in the future. Thank you for the amazing excursion”. “Love2Travel”, June 13, 2017
5 Stars - “Our guide, Jimmy, picked us up at our rental cabin near Woodland Park, CO, and drove us west out of Woodland Park on Highway 24 and then onto a series of smaller and less-traveled roads until we were on a two-track trail into the woods. We ended up at an abandoned quartz mine where Jimmy provided us with hammers, small shovels, and buckets to use to collect quartz and any other interesting rocks we found. He also provided us with trail mix and water. Everyone we dealt with at High Country Excursions was helpful and friendly. We were grateful to have someone do the driving, especially when we saw what the "roads" were like. We look forward to taking one of their other tours the next time we are in the area.” “Robert J” June 12, 2017
5 Stars - “Clint was our tour guide for this excursion. He was a great driver and fun and informative. He answered any and all questions we asked. He took us up into the mountains to do a little quartz mining and we had an excellent time. Having a guide to take our family took away the stress of driving somewhere we had never been so we could enjoy ourselves and take in the scenery.” “Laura W.” June 11, 2017
Some General Comments.....
1. FUN!!!!! The guides love what they do and this makes for a very fun no stress day.
2. No stress. They do the driving you do the observing. It is their vehicles not yours.
3. Educational. The guides are very knowledgeable. Not just in points of interest, but in the history/science of the area.
4. Kid friendly. The guides are fantastic with my children, and they provided a scavenger hunt game and was very attentive to their needs, questions, and interest.
5. Adequate time. They do not rush you thru the experience. We made several stops along the way and once on top had more then enough time to look around. More then the Cog Train.
BONUS!!!!.....THEY BOUGHT US Summit DONUTS.
We will be recommending you guys to everyone who is headed that way.
THANK YOU !"
Fun all the way up and down Pikes Peak, and we buy the donuts too! Water, protein bars, and trail mix provided along the way on ALL tours!! We run daily, 7 days a week throughout the year....so call us and relax!
Manitou-Springs-Adventures offers 5 different and exciting tours. Call us for details on each! Our Jeep Tours and Excursions will take you deep into the Colorado High Country! Groups always welcome!
Our Manitou-Springs-Adventures Excursions and JEEP Tours is designed to enhance your destination getaway and guide you through some of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life in historic Manitou Springs, Colorado Springs and the entire Pikes Peak region. Our Jeep Tours and Excursions are in some of Colorado's most beautiful and fascinating places. Sit back and enjoy the ride and we will guide you through amazing landscapes!
EASY TO BOOK: Either online with the push of a button, or simply call us. If you book online, fill out your information, we will call you back promptly with personal service to confirm your time and destination. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call and we will provide all the details you need to help you decide on which excursion to take!
Our HIGH COUNTRY EXCURSIONS Jeep tours will give you the experience of a lifetime, one that you will remember for years to come! Check out the High Country Excursions Tab and see where you can go - RELAX - and leave the driving to us! We come to you, if needed, and bring you back to your home or hotel- no worries! You will have your own personal guide for fabulous tours into the Colorado high country in our state of the art Jeep Wranglers. Drinks and snacks provided and a treat or two for the kids along the way!!
Manitou-Springs-Adventures will take you to popular scenic or historic places with our Jeep Excursions. All sites are on public land and usually well traveled daily. Throughout Colorado Springs and the regions, Colorado state parks offer well kept picnic areas, hiking trails, and wonderful views of the Rockies, seeing Pikes Peak from about every vantage point.
We will take you by Jeep to Pikes Peak to enjoy the spectacular scenery without having to watch the road - leave that to us!
Relax and enjoy the ride!
Browse Manitou-Springs-Adventures and let the fun begin. Contact us if you need help deciding what to do, we can bring ideas to you. See our "Contact Us" tab and please feel free to call.