Some of our best times have been while exploring the Colorado high country around the Pikes Peak region! Each guide brings a wealth of experience in their own special way. From climbing Pikes Peak to driving the Pikes Peak Highway, to hiking the areas around the Quartz Mines, or exploring the ghostly buildings around Cripple Creek and Victor - we bring it all. We even have an in-depth knowledge of gemstones and the geology of the region, bringing local expertise and engaging stories of the past as your guide on specific tours. Our guides are fun, careful, joyful, knowledgeable, and most of all, they are great people who love Colorado. Take a look at our touring reviews on Facebook and Trip Advisor and you will see for yourself, then take the ride of a lifetime, wherever it is your choose to go.
Steve .... One of our most experienced drivers and trail guides. Steve has been up Pikes Peak in every way, and has the plenty of funny stories to go along with them. A Virginia native, Steve came to Colorado to explore and enjoy the beauty of this great state. From Pikes Peak, to the Quartz Mines, Steve has driven and hiked them all. He knows the off the beaten path places to go, the views to explore, and the places to just reel in the solitude. If you love photography like Steve does, he will get you into places that will simply amaze the senses, and you will leave knowing you have seen the best of Colorado! Best of all, he is a lot of fun!
Sherri....Talk about fun...Sherri will have you laughing from the time you leave your hotel. Sherri, originally from Michigan, is one of our favorite drivers. She is adventurous and loves the outdoors. Pikes Peak is no match for her and once she gets on the road, it is photos galore! Sherri loves Colorado more than most people we know, and she likes to get into the details of her tours. Sherri will select the best places for photos, be it groups or selfies, and she will absolutely make sure you see the best of Colorado. And when the tour is about done, you can bet she will stop by the Wines of Colorado so you can take on sampling of some of Colorado's best vintages. Bring your camera and be ready to hold your side from laughing!
Debbi…..Debbi relocated from southern California to Colorado Springs seven years ago and has gotten to know the area from numerous photography outings as well as hiking in our beautiful local mountains. As you can tell from her photo, she is a little bit hippie and a little bit rock-n-roll. Debbi has been a massage therapist for ten years, but she'd much rather be out taking pictures. Her eyes light up at the words "Road Trip." Her love of animals, nature, hiking, travel, and local live music are evident in her photos from her years as a semi-professional photographer. Don't be shy! Ask her to take some pictures of you. Enjoy the scenery AND take home the memories.
Who better to drive Pikes Peak, than a Pikes Peak Ranger! Laraine is a ball of fire and so much fun to be around. She is a local to the Pikes Peak region and probably knows the mountain better than anyone around - she practically lives on it! Once you meet Laraine, you will be totally engaged in her vibrant personality, her charm, and her vast knowledge of Colorado. She's fun, and she will have you laughing the entire trip. "I have taught vocal and instrumental music, both privately and in schools, for over 30 years. I am now a seasonal highway Ranger on Pikes Peak. My hobbies include card making (rubber stamping), scrapbooking, sewing and outdoor activities. I also love my two ferrets, Havoc and Mayhem!" Sweet, kind, and passionate about what she does, you will make Laraine a friend for life, just as we have!
Clint.....(AKA: Fox)... A Colorado Springs native, and a former resident of Buena Vista, CO, Clint was a former Sergeant for the Colorado Department of Corrections, a Police Academy Graduate, and a limo driver - quite the combination! He has driven around some interesting characters in his time, and his stories about his ventures are not only amazing, but more than interesting at that! Clint loves Colorado and his energy, liveliness, and excitement are contagious. He loves fishing and hunting, exploring and teaching.....all combined for a fun time and great adventure! If you are into birds, wildlife, or poetry, Clint will meet the need! A cancer survivor, Clint has a compassion that many don't possess, and his humble personality will keep you a friend forever. His reviews are spectacular....as you will find out for yourself!
John.... (AKA: Mr. Sunshine) ..... John loves adventure so much that he will tell you it is one of three things that define his life. A career Army soldier and multi-sport athlete, John has explored and competed on five continents, and has some remarkable stories to share. Enthusiasm and passion fuel everything he does!
After retiring from the military, John pursued a career in the Outdoor Industry, a path that led him to becoming a professional guide, and ultimately to us. Railroads and trains were a big part of John’s life while growing up in Pennsylvania, and he has taken keen interest in them here as well. With John as you guide, you’ll enjoy insightful discussion on Colorado’s historic and storied railways. John truly loves Colorado. He began his military career at Ft Carson and met his wife, Kathi, here.. When he is not working in the Mountains, you will find John playing in them, nonstop – either on foot, in a climbing harness or on a mountain bike.