Hidden Attractions in Colorado Springs

If you’ve lived in Colorado Springs your whole life, you may be wondering what’s left to do, you may be bored like many people in their hometown. However, there are still plenty of places to explore surrounding the great city. Whether you’re into adventure, very outdoorsy, or a homebody, there are quite a few hidden attractions in Colorado Springs!

Cliff diving in Paradise Cove is a local tradition, a right of passage you might say. There are two different cliffs, one that’s about 20 feet high, the other half that. The water is from the mountain stream, making the water freezing, but an exhilarating experience. To get to the water, you must hike the beautiful one mile trail.

hidden attractions in colorado: paradise cove

A beautiful, brisk hike is Helen Hunt Falls, with a gorgeous waterfall at the end of it. Located in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. You can enjoy the view from the base of the falls, or you can go on a short walk to the top of the bridge and admire from above!

hidden attractions in colorado springs: helen hunt falls

Just by Helen Hunt Falls is the Painted Mines, a location with 4 miles of hikes, most intermediate, but still beautiful nonetheless. This park covers 750 acres, containing geological formations of hoodoos, colored clay and sandstone capped spires.


The Allusion Bar is a speakeasy Downtown which changes their theme every couple of months, delivering a new experience, decor, and cocktail menu! Currently, the theme is Harry Potter. However, you must be 21 to enjoy this bar, or any alike. 

colorado springs attractions: bar

If you need any other hidden gems, feel free to ask a fellow Coloradan or visit our Facebook, we’ll have a few ideas to help you get started!