High-Country-Excursions

Jeep Excursions!
We Tour Year Round! 
Call or Text us at:
303.204.4950 or 719.761.4100


Pikes Peak is open to the Summit on most days recently! Great weather in recent weeks has the road open to varying levels, depending on snow or winds. All other tours are on regular daily schedules.

We go every day - call us and enjoy the ride of a lifetime!
Spring and Summer Bookings are in full gear - call us to reserve your tours today! Book now, go later!


Spring and Summer Bookings

It's time to start reserving your Spring and Summer tours with us. We are already booking into July, and we highly recommend booking now. We will hold your seat for the tour of choice, and not bill your credit card until the day of the tour. Convenient, and a reliable way to ensure your vacation trip to Colorado stays on track! 

         Spring/Summer tours at 7:00, 11:30 and 4:00 each day!


Daily treks up Pikes Peak between 8:30 and 1:30, and Pikes Peak is open to the summit with the recent warm weather! 
Flexible departures available as well between 8:30 and 1:30 each day. February and March weather in Colorado is still great for Jeep Touring!!
Bring the whole family and have a fun time to remember. We drive, you relax/enjoy being together without the hassle of planning or driving!!   

5 Star Rating: "We were only in town for a couple of days, so tried to get a last-minute seat on the cog train. Of course they were full, so we booked a trip up Pikes Peak with Manitou Springs Adventures instead--and thank goodness we did! A huge cloud bank settled on the peak the morning we went up, and Steve not only got us around safely despite very limited visibility, but he also made the entire trip entertaining and informative while keeping it conversational--none of that boring memorized "and now on your left you'll see a tree" script stuff here! Instead he answered questions, told stories, and pointed out things most people might miss or not know about...and the company even provides snacks for the trip and plenty of bottled water, plus buys the donuts at the top! We look forward to booking additional adventures any time we come back to town. Thanks for such a fantastic experience!"

We are Southern Colorado’s personalized Jeep Tour and High-Country-Excursion outdoor adventure team. Our Jeep Wranglers are current and modern models, are fully enclosed and very comfortable for year round enjoyment. We are proud to say we have abundant 5 STAR ratings on Trip Advisor!
      And best of all - WE come to YOU!



High-Country-Excursions are here for FUN touring!!! - We are Southern Colorado’s personalized Jeep Tours and Excursion adventure team. As Manitou Springs locally owned and operated small business Jeep Tours and Excursion company, we offer a unique experience for guided activities in the Rocky Mountains region close to Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak areas.  Here for a Winter vacation or planning Spring Break to see the Colorado Rocky Mountains? Here for fun and adventure? Then call us and we will take you into the high country to experience it all first hand and up close.

Our Year Round High-Country-Excursions with our enclosed Jeep Tours and Excursions are truly unique because:

  1. Our customers from all over the country/world love them. See our Ratings and Posts on Trip Advisor and Facebook, and we provide transportation to/from the local hotels if needed around Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs.
  2. We focus on High-Country-Excursions and Jeep Tours in the Pikes Peak region, and travel east to the Colorado back country as well to beautiful canyons that will amaze your senses. 
  3. We can also tailor your High-Country-Excursions and Jeep Tours based on your interests, expectations and physical abilities. Let us know when you want to go!!
  4. We can accommodate groups from 1-12 persons on each tour. Larger groups can be accommodated easily upon advance request. We can also set up your itinerary!
  5. High-Country-Excursions and Jeep Tours are open YEAR ROUND - will come to you – just leave the driving to us! Jeep Tours and Excursions are guided by local outfitting experts.

Facts About Us

Experiencing the Colorado outdoors is always a fun and active way to re-energize a person’s mind, as well as a great physical experience. The Rocky Mountains close to Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs and are the perfect platform for easy access to a wide variety of terrain and natural scenery to suite anybody's needs. Every one of our personal adventures invites you to enjoy and use nature's wonders but at the same time respect, admire, and learn from it.

We have had more than our fair share of enjoying the Rockies. Over time, we have built extensive knowledge of physical exercise, altitude, trails, parks, and natural attractions, but we too are also active participants of local races, running trails, and mountain climbing. We want to share our experiences with you, taking away memories that will be shared for years to come. High-Country-Excursions, today and every day! Best of all, we have a great time, laugh and play all the way!

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Important Information

  1. We encourage you to reserve your trip as early as possible to ensure availability. A major credit or debit card is required at the time of the reservation. All excursion prices include taxes and fees. To cancel a reservation, please contact us no later than 24 hours before the departure time/date of your trip. Credit cards will be charged the day of the tour in full.
  2. Weather in the Rockies can be unpredictable so bring some extra clothes with you. "Layering" is the best method of clothing for activities in the mountains. We also recommend bringing/wearing hiking shoes (or sneakers with good ankle support), sunglasses, sunscreen, hat/cap, windbreaker, light gloves, camera, and small backpack for personal belongings. Please consider that the temperature difference between the Town of Manitou Springs and the trail locations could be as much as 10-15 degrees cooler. The Pikes Peak SUMMIT can be as much as 35-45 degrees cooler than town, and in the Winter and Spring months the road may not be open all the way to the Summit. We check road conditions each morning to ensure safety and convenient scheduling.
  3. Proper hydration is essential for performing activities at high altitude. Even though water is provided, you may want to bring an extra bottle. Some people encounter headaches due to the elevation changes. Aspirin is helpful in such case. In any case, we will monitor everyone along the way.
  4. Manitou-Springs-Adventures may cancel any activity at any time due to adverse weather conditions or other factors that consider the safety of our guests. Safety is our a priority!
  5. Our trails are selected to be relaxing and enjoyable, enabling people of all ages to enjoy the natural beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Manitou-Springs-Adventures sets the difficulty of your adventure based on the information you provide on your arrival and when you reserve your adventure by phone or email. Weather, trail conditions, and other factors impacting your safety can also lead to adventure changes or cancellations. We check the local weather conditions frequently and will adjust routes accordingly.
  6. We pick up and drop off in the Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs region. Due to state permits and restrictions, we do not pick up in Denver or north of El Paso County. (Sorry)

Pikes Peak Highway / Summit Excursion 

Duration: 3.5 - 4 hours; Cost: $60 (Adults), $55 (Children under 12), $55 (Seniors/Military); Available 7 days a week. Groups of up to 12 persons at once.

We are your personal guide to America's Mountain -  we buy the donuts too on days when we can reach the summit! Water, protein bars, and trail mix always provided along the way! Limited summit access on some Winter days - we go as high as the as the rangers allow....but the views are still astounding! Call to check each day.

Daily Scheduled or On-Call treks up Pikes Peak between 8:30 and 1:30. Last minute plans? - no worries, just call us and we will fit you in!

Take a casual ride with us up to the summit of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak. On the way to the 14,115 foot high summit, we will stop along the way at the various lakes and overlooks, check out the visitor center at Crystal Lake and Bigfoot, and wind along a road that will leave you speechless. Once at the top, the view will be an astounding 200-300 miles in every direction on a clear day, taking in 5 states from one vantage point. We will enjoy a casual time at the summit,  and the high altitude donuts are a treat that we will provide.....photos are a must! This trip is weather dependent in late Fall and Winter months, determined each day, as weather situations arise. 

Call or text: 303.204.4950 or 719.761.4100 or email us at highcountry80132@gmail.com
We can accommodate groups of up to 12 persons per trip and we will pick you up! Larger group outings available upon advance request.


Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center Excursion

Duration: 4 Hours; Cost: $85 (Adults) $75 (Children under 12) $75 (Seniors/Military); Includes Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center Admission. Check for availability Tuesdays through Sundays. The Center is closed on Mondays. General Wolf Tours available 10:00 A.M., Noon, and 2:00 P.M.  Excursions leave ONE HOUR PRIOR TO WOLF TOUR TIME.

This trip will travel through scenic parks and areas around the region and through downtown Manitou Springs in route to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, Colorado. Ample opportunity for photos is available along the way. We may even sneak in some shopping in Manitou or a taste of Colorado Wines along the Ute Pass, if you have the time.

The Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center is one of very few sanctuaries in the United States which has been certified by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). This allows them to go beyond education and into application. CWWC actively participates in the Species Survival Program by providing a home to Mexican Grey Wolves and Swift Foxes. They also practice conservation in the sanctuary’s daily life by using environmentally friendly ink, biodegradable trash bags, participating in recycling programs, and “adopting” Twin Rocks Road to keep it trash free.

It is the Mission of the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center to: Educate the public through tours and programs about the importance of Wolves, Coyotes, and Foxes to Our eco-system; educate the public about the importance of Preservation and Conservation of the forests, land, and water that supports wildlife, flora, and fauna for future generations to enjoy; and provide natural habitats and exceptional lives for the animals entrusted to our care since they cannot live in the wild.

Then, relax as we venture back to your hotel or point of origin. This is a trip you will always remember for years to come! Water and snacks provided along the way!

Manitou Springs Adventures will make a donation to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center on each trip in support of the great work done by the center. Your participation provides vital support to a wonderful organization.

Call or text: 303.204.4950 or 719.761.4100 or email us at highcountry80132@gmail.com 
We can accommodate groups of up to 12 persons per trip and we will pick you up! Larger group outings available upon advance request.


Quartz Mine Excursion (seasonal)

Duration: 4.0 Hours; Cost: $75 (Adults), $65 (Children under 12), $65 (Senior/Military); Available 7 days a week! This excursion is available, weather dependent.

A billion years ago a bubble of magma rose under an area 50 miles in diameter. The magma never reached the surface, but created Pikes Peak and the landscape 50 miles to the NNW of the Peak. This batholith pushed Pikes Peak to over 14,000 feet exposing a mass of pink granite that underlies the entire region and is visible in many spots. We will take you to such a spot, and you can search for yourself. It is an adventure you will remember for the fun, and for the beauty that awaits!

Call or text: 303.204.4950 or 719.761.4100 or email us at highcountry80132@gmail.com  
We can accommodate groups of up to 12 persons per trip and we will pick you up! Larger group outings available upon advance request.


Cripple Creek and Victor Historic Mining Tours

Duration: 4 Hours; Cost: $75 (Adults), $65 (Children under 12), $65 (Senior/Military); 2 great tours to choose from - Available 7 days a week!

Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890, a ranch hand named Bob Womack discovered gold and Cripple Creek changed forever. By 1900, more than 50,000 people called the gold camp home. When the golden era ended in 1918, more than $300 million in gold had been mined in what would be the last great gold rush in North America. By the 1920s, only about 40 mines remained, but two decades later, in the 1940s, the town began to promote itself as a tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. In 1991, the town was opened to limited-stakes gaming. Today, the venerable gold camp has reinvented itself as a full-service tourist destination, all the while preserving and showcasing its rich history. 

This is a ride, walk, and shopping too adventure - you pick as you go!

Call or text: 303.204.4950 or 719.761.4100 or email us at highcountry80132@gmail.com   
We can accommodate groups of up to 12 persons per trip and we will pick you up!