Are You Ready for an Adventure?

Are You Ready for an Adventure?

Welcome to Colorado Yeti Tours!

Welcome to Colorado Yeti Tours!

The pursuit of gold is at the heart of the Pikes Peak region’s past, present, and future!

This pursuit began with the discovery of gold near Denver, Colorado in the late 1850’s and continues to this day. There is still an operational gold mine in Cripple Creek, Colorado (approximately 60 miles west of Colorado Springs). Fast forward to the modern era and the pursuit of gold took on a different meaning… In 1977 the US Olympic Committee Headquarters moved from New York City to Colorado Springs. In 1978, the US Olympic Training Center opened. And in 2020, the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum opened.

A little bit of history about the region you are visiting….

A significant portion of the land that is now Colorado, including the area where Colorado Springs is, was added to the nation with the Louisiana Purchase in July of 1803.

After the Louisiana Purchase, President Thomas Jefferson tasked men with the exploration of the newly added land. While Lewis and Clark were exploring the northern portion of the purchase, a young Zebulon Pike was tasked with locating the headwaters of the Arkansas River in July of 1806. It was during this expedition when Pike and his team discovered the mountain in Southern Colorado which would later bear his name, Pikes Peak!

Five decades later, gold was discovered in Colorado… one significant discovery followed the next, and men hungry for the chance at riches flocked to the region!

Covered wagons with the slogan, “Pikes Peak or Bust” painted on them streamed west across the plains.

In the late 1860’s, General William Jackson Palmer found himself in the Colorado Territory while completing surveying work for the Kansas Pacific Railway. It didn’t take long for General Palmer to realize the potential of this area, especially on the heels of the gold discovery.

On July 31, 1871, General Palmer and Dr. William Abraham Bell co-founded the Fountain Colony… which would be renamed later as Colorado Springs!

Since then, Colorado Springs has flourished.

Private tours for up to six people

Book the tour length, day, and your locations

Our tours are booked in blocks of time. You choose between 8 hour, 10 hour, or 12 hour tours. Once you’ve picked your block of time, you choose the attractions and locations you’re interested in viewing.
(**blocks of time include time needed to travel between attractions**)

8 hour tour

8 hour tour example

Pikes Peak
Garden of the Gods (couple options for food)
Glen Eyrie Castle (quick stop for photos)
Drive through Old Colorado City
Manitou Springs

10 hour tour

10 hour tour example

Garden of the Gods (couple options for food)
Glen Eyrie Castle (quick stop for photos)
US Olympic Training Center
US Olympic & Paralympic Museum (café available for food)
Pikes Peak

12 hour tour

12 hour tour example

Air Force Academy
Garden of the Gods (couple options for food)
Glen Eyrie Castle (quick stop for photos)
Pikes Peak
Broadmoor Hotel
Manitou Springs

These are just a few examples… Once you choose your tour length, we can discuss what attractions and locations you want to see. My goal is to squeeze in as much as possible for you!

Why Choose Colorado Yeti Tours?

There are other tours available in Colorado Springs that will drive you up and down Pikes Peak for approximately $90-149 per person… and there are other tours available that will drive you through the Garden of the Gods for approximately $90-100 per person… but you pay for each attraction because the tours are specific to that location. So, if you wanted to do both Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, you would be looking at nearly $200 per person and then your day would be finished. Why pay $100 per person only to get to experience Pikes Peak… or $100 per person only to get a couple hours in the Garden of the Gods… or $200 per person only to experience Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods…

That’s where COLORADO YETI TOURS comes in! My tour options are formatted as a “Choose Your Own Adventure” and are based on blocks of time… not specific locations.

My tour options are also 100% PRIVATE up to a party of 6. This means you know everyone on your tour and YOUR group has my undivided attention throughout our time together! Other tours in Colorado Springs charge extra on top of their base fees to make your tour private.

Also, there is no need for you to try to find a meeting location that you might not be familiar with. COLORADO YETI TOURS will pick you up. Pick-ups can be arranged from all major Colorado Springs hotels or Colorado Springs residences if you are in town visiting family.

Additionally, we care deeply about the planet and about creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we are thrilled to share that we have partnered with One Tree Planted to help support reforestation in Colorado. COLORADO YETI TOURS has committed to donate 10% from every booked tour to One Tree Planted. These donations will plant trees that will help to restore habitat and promote biodiversity, restore landscapes that have been damaged by forest fires, and create economic benefits for local communities. We are proud to include supporting reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.