Colorado’s second-largest city has many ways to experience outdoor thrills, as well as cultural and educational activities. Here are five activities your high school music students can try on their trip to Colorado Springs.
Visit the dramatic Garden of the Gods
The Garden of the Gods sits at about 6,400 feet above sea level. It’s a National Natural Landmark and one of the geographic wonders of the world, featuring 300 million years of geological history. You and your students can explore this breathtaking park in many ways, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Don’t forget to stop by the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center and check out the educational exhibits. It’s also the best place to get a spectacular view of the gardens.
Tour the U.S. Olympic Training Center
This complex in Colorado Springs is the training center for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. This colossal facility can accommodate up to 557 athletes and coaches at any one time.
Your sports-loving students will be amazed as they tour the Center. Sports included are weightlifting and wrestling, the Aquatics Center, and the Sports Center Gymnasiums. In fact, watching the athletes train might even inspire students to pursue their own sporting dreams!
Check out the splendor of Seven Falls
Known as ‘The Grandest Mile of Scenery in Colorado,’ Broadmoor Seven Falls is one of Colorado’s more majestic waterfalls. This popular attraction is actually a series of seven cascading waterfalls, making this a ‘wow’ place to visit.
You and your students will be in awe of the landscape as you climb the 224 steps next to the falls. The steps take you to scenic hiking trails and even the banks of the stream that feeds the falls themselves.
Adventurous students will love the chance to test their nerves on one of the thrilling zipline tours, where they can check out this natural wonder from above.
Explore the Cave of the Winds
The Cave of Winds, first discovered in 1881, is a mountain park that features adventure and excitement both above and below ground. This 500 million year-old underground world offers caving adventures that your students will never forget.
Above ground, you and your students can check out the zipline and ropes course challenge. Two ziplines hang 80 feet above the canyon and travel a combined distance of over a quarter of a mile.
These are a few of the epic adventures that will guarantee your thrill-seeking students the time of their lives!
Adventure down the Arkansas River
No trip to Colorado Springs would be complete without trying some whitewater rafting. Your students will love this fun, unique sport. There’s something for every age and ability, from heart-pounding rapids to calm, gentle floats. Whatever level they choose, this is another way they can experience the beauty of Colorado Springs.
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