Bike riding at its Peak! Descend Pikes Peak and Gold Camp Road.
The original e-bike tour! The “environmental-bike” is powered by gravity, solar energy, and organic material – you! These rides are downhill the entire ride, so no extra power required. This is the thrill of a lifetime and quoted as “the best bike tour in North America.” If you’ve never been on a mountain bike in the Colorado Rockies, you are missing out. A professional guide will take you on a route through the aspen groves, train tunnels, canyons, and trails of the Pikes Peak region.
Pikes Peak Tour
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Gold Camp Rd. Tour
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Waterfall 1/2 tour
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Why choose Adventures Out West?
You can trust AOW for an amazing experience because the tours have been refined since 1973. You will get to ride with an experienced mountain bike guide who will show you the beautiful landscape of Colorado and keep you safe while you have fun.
Your ride up the mountain will be in a custom-built adventure vehicle, not a stuffy van.
AOW is family-owned and operated, ensuring that we can offer you the best possible adventure at every level.
Capacity and details.
Groups are typically 10 people or less so that you will get individual attention from the bike guide. Do you have a large group? Call to ask about parties of up to 50 at a time.
All Pikes Peak tours leave early in the morning to avoid the traffic and catch the best views on the summit. Gold Camp Road can be booked in the morning or the afternoon.
Comfort and Safety.
Children must be at least 4′ 10″ to ride the bikes. They must also be 12 years old for Pikes Peak. On the paved roads, speeds can reach 40 mph or more.
All guests must be under 250 pounds to ride. Biking is an extreme sport and is not for the faint of heart. If you haven’t ridden a bike before, this is not the tour for you.
All tours are subject to weather conditions. Please check the forecast before you book. If your tour is cancelled due to weather, you can either reschedule or receive a refund. Bike tours are available daily from May through October, and year-round based on weather.
You will be outfitted with a Giro Switchblade full-face helmet, complete with MIPS technology. These are extremely good helmets that will help to protect you if there is a crash. Listen closely to your tour guide, and you will be just fine. AOW also provides reflective safety vests, water, plus coats and gloves for cold days.
All tours are at your own risk, but you will be riding with a highly experienced mountain bike guide. AOW has an incredible safety record with a team of riders that live and breathe bikes. Go with a Colorado pro.
Book with confidence knowing that you can cancel for any reason at least 24-hours in advance for a full refund. No refunds for cancellations within 24-hours of the departure.
Reservations are required for all mountain bike rides. Tours are available 7 days per week between May and October.
Waterfall bike ride 1/2 tour.
The best two-hour ride anywhere in town. Skip the hills with a ride to the top, then cruise down the dirt trails through train tunnels, aspen groves, and past Helen Hunt Falls.
$99 per person.
- Guided Jeep tour up Cheyenne Canyon.
- Downhill bike ride on a historic railroad bed from the High Drive parking area back to the AOW bike depot. All on dirt roads and trails.
- See dynamite-blasted railroad tunnels from the Gold Rush, Helen Hunt Falls, and spectacular mountain views.
- Suitable for most abilities. The route is mostly loose gravel, dirt roads, and bike trails.
- If you are an experienced rider, there are alternate advanced routes. Please call to book these special adventures.
The absolute best way to spend a morning or an afternoon. Get a taste of the Colorado Rockies and what makes this state so special.
You will start at the AOW bike depot to meet your guide, get fitted for a Specialized Fuse or Rockhopper bike, plus a MIPS equipped Giro helmet.
The tour offers great vistas of Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Canyon, and the Eastern plains of Colorado. The ride starts at the High Drive parking area in Cheyenne Canyon and follows the Historic Gold Camp Road. The route is on an old railroad bed used for transporting gold at the turn of the century. We will descend on mountain bikes through beautiful aspen groves, pine forests, old railroad tunnels, and rock formations that will take your breath away.
The road is gravel, which at times can be loose. Experienced mountain bikers consider this ride easy. Those who are new to mountain biking will find the ride a worthy challenge but not too crazy. To do this entire ride plan on it taking two hours. Advanced riders can opt to take ‘The Chutes’ which is a highly technical section of trail. If you want to take the fast way down, please call to book the extreme version of this ride.
2 guest minimum for booking new bookings. Solo riders can join an existing group or pay for two tickets.
Pikes Peak Bicycle Expedition
“Bike with the clouds at the top of the world.”
A Colorado original, our Pikes Peak Expedition is the highest Bike Tour in the US. 19 miles of downhill fun is a thrill of a lifetime experience. Includes lunch.
Jeep and Bike
$225 per guest $175 Summer Special!
5-7 hours, depending on rider speed.
This tour is open for the Fall season, weather permitting. Snowfall can sometimes prevent tours from reaching the summit of the mountain.
This is an epic level adventure. COMPETANT riders 12 years and older are welcome on our adventure. If you are new to bike riding or just relearning, this is not the tour for you.
Tour includes 5-7 hours
- Western Jeep/ Hummer Tour to the Summit of Pikes Peak.
- Summit parkas and wool blankets for use.
- Souvenir tubie/face shield
- Hotel Pick-up is available from select hotels.
- All Highway Fees and summit reservation fees.
- A Specialized Fuse or Rockhopper bike.
- A full-face Giro Switchblade helmet.
- Light breakfast with coffee.
- Lunch at Rudy’s Little Hideaway.
- Ages 12 and up
- Guests must be 4′ 6″ tall
- 250 lbs. max.
- 2 guest minimum for booking. Singles, please call the office.
It’s your tour and it’s gonna be EPIC!
Adventures Out West has a world-famous bike team will ensure your adventure down the mountain is a memory for a lifetime. AOW’s custom-built Jeeps are perfect for seeing the mountain unobstructed, ensuring you an amazing experience.
Your expedition starts when you meet your team and gear up at the bike shop. At check-in you will be fitted and will test ride a perfectly maintained Specialized bike. Appropriate attire and a working knowledge of bikes is required. Long pants, a sweatshirt and sport shoes are the minimum items. Summit parkas and neck gators will be handed out for your crisp air journey to the summit. Gloves and a hat are welcome to be brought along. It is a 1-hour drive to the summit of America’s Mountain. All tours leave early in the morning to offer an adventure that is low on traffic and high on beautiful weather.
The drive to the summit is breathtaking. This is also your chance to check out the route you will be descending. Winding curves and cute critters dot the way. You will be riding with a local tour guide that will tell you all about Colorado and Pikes Peak. History, Geology, Flora, Fauna, and tales of the West are some of the things you will hear about.
Arriving at the summit is an unmatched experience. It’s the view that inspired Catherine Lee Bates to write ‘America the Beautiful.’ You will also see the brand new $20,000,000.00 Visitor Center. You will have a few minutes to enjoy the experience at the top and then it’s time to mount up and ride back down.
7,500 vertical feet of downhill, Yee-haw! Our guide leads your adventure, and the support vehicle will follow to help with any unplanned needs or if you just need to take a break. A few more stops along the way for photo ops, then an epic finish at the base of the mountain. The vehicles will bring you back to the office.
Back at base camp, you will get lunch at Rudy’s Hideaway, a classic Colorado Mexican restaurant. Food has never tasted so good as it does after a ride down Pikes Peak.
Almost all of the ride is downhill. There are a few brief uphill segments.
Temperatures will be 30-40 degrees cooler than Colorado Springs and the air is thin. Most mornings the summit temperature is near freezing. Dress in layers. Long pants or sweats or appropriate. You can put extra cloths in the chase van as you warm up.
Guests who are uncomfortable with the bike or those who want to come along to watch and experience Pikes Peak with their friends can ride in the Jeep for a reduced fee of $129 for the tour. You, the guest, are in charge of the bicycle. People can and do fall. If you break your bike you will ride in the Jeep for the remainder of your tour. We have CPR trained guides on tour and hope they are not needed. Please follow your guide and keep your speeds under control and you will likely have an incident free activity. PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO PREFER THEIR OWN SPEED.
I couldn’t resist adding the Zipline and now I own the Trifecta T! Awesome!
Gold Camp Off-Road Adventure
You have struck Gold when choosing this Colorado Off-Road Experience. (Downhill of course.)
4–6-hour tour (AM and PM Departure)
$155 per person
Closed for the season. Will resume in May of 2024.
- Jeep tour up the world famous Old Stage Road to St Peters Dome View point. (1 hour)
- 17-mile (Down hill) bike ride from the 9690′ to the AOW bike depot on a historic railway bed.
- Suitable for most abilities. The route is mostly loose gravel and rock, awesome rail road tunnels and a paved road.
- If you are an experienced rider you will consider this an intermediate adventure.
- If you are low on experience but high on adventure this will be an advanced ride.
- If you have never ridden a bike before, this may not be the adventure for you.
Take a ride through history…
This ride is best suited for anyone who wants a moderate ride but also wants to get off the beaten path. The route has some intermediate to advanced sections depending on rider ability. Great for corporate adventures!
The tour offers great vistas of Colorado Springs, Cheyenne Canyon, and the Eastern plains of Colorado. The 17-mile ride starts at St. Peter’s Dome overlook and follows the Historic Gold Camp Road. The route is on an old railroad bed used for transporting gold at the turn of the century. We will descend on Mtn. Bikes through beautiful aspen and pine forests, old railroad tunnels, and rock formations that will take your breath away.
The road is gravel, which at times can be loose. Experienced mountain bikers consider this ride easy with intermediate sections. Those who are new to mountain biking will find the ride a worthy challenge but not too crazy. To do this entire ride plan on it taking four hours. It is easy to shorten the ride depending upon the needs of the group.
2 guest minimum for booking. Singles, please call the office.
AOW offers customized adventures for you and your team. Group Tour Operators, DMCs, Team building adventures. AOW has your needs covered. We can accommodate up to 60 people on a group tour utilizing vans and jeeps.
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Closed for the season. Bike tours will resume in May 2021.
I had done Pikes Peak before but this tour was way better!
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