We host 1 or 2 hour Segway tours in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park and Broadmoor area. Don’t worry, we train you on how to ride before we venture out, and make sure you are confident and comfortable before we get started. Even if you have lived in Colorado Springs your entire life, you will learn something fun and new. Below are just a few highlights of the tour.
Cheyenne Cañon Inn
It took 3 years to build this historic building, which was completed in 1921. Although originally built as a family residence, the home has also served as a high-end brothel and casino during prohibition, a resort for Army nurses during WWII, and a vacation resort. Hear the stories of who was a regular and how everyone avoided being caught.
Starr Kempf’s House
Next, we head to the home of the deceased artist Starr Kempf, who moved to Colorado Springs from Ohio in 1948. What makes his house so unique are the fantastical kinetic metal sculptures in the front yard. Larger than life and totally silent, just a breath of wind sends them into motion.
The Trail To Seven Falls
It’s time to off-road for a bit, which is an excellent way to enjoy the beautiful outdoors and seasonal foliage. Along the way, we will point out the native trees, and maybe even spot some wildlife. This is an excellent way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of the South Cheyenne Cañon and Creek. Along the way, you will hear about the history of Seven Falls, The Will Rogers Shrine and how N. Cheyenne Cañon became a park in 1885.
Starsmore Discovery Center
After hitting the trail, we make a quick stop to explore the beautiful Starsmore Discovery Center near the N. Cheyenne Creek. You will see and hear the story of how this 100 year old rock house got here, as well as enjoy the stunning wildlife exhibits, rock formations, wildflowers and history of the region.
The Penrose House and Penrose Heritage Museum
If you choose the 2-hour tour, we will head over to the beautiful former home of Spencer and Julie Penrose, now the headquarters of the El Pomar Foundation, which was founded by the Penroses in 1937. Their lives were fascinating and on this part of the tour, you will hear about their courtship, their travel and their legacy. When we continue on to the Penrose Heritage Museum, you will marvel at their tremendous collection of carriages and collectibles from around the world. You will also see the Pikes Peak Hill Climb Museum with original race cars and memoriabilia from the nation’s second oldest car race, which began in 1916, thanks to Spencer Penrose.
These are just a handful of the highlights of our Segway tour, but we also ride by the front entrance of The Broadmoor Resort, Pauline Chapel, The Colorado Springs School, The Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, and The Golden Bee. If you want to learn more or schedule a tour for groups of up to 6—reach out today!