It’s no secret that Colorado is best known for it’s amazing outdoor recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts of every kind bask in the over 300 days of gorgeous sunshine that drenches the area and take to the outdoor life for peace, relaxation, and of course fun! If the local biking, hiking, horseback riding, golf, and sports isn’t enough to whet your appetite for enjoyment, you won’t have to go far to calm your inner thrill seeker and nature loving self.

White Water Rafting

In less than 30 minutes, you can be surrounded by spectacular mountain views and find yourself in the heart of some of the best white water rafting in the nation. Travelers rate the Arkansas River as America’s # 1 white river rafting destination of choice! Once you experience it you’ll see why.

Peace, tranquility and beauty are only rivaled by excitement, adrenaline, and smiles as you find yourself roaring down the chilled Arkansas surrounded by the Rocky Mountain range. The Arkansas River’s breathtaking environment and robust outdoor recreation opportunities attract nearly one million people to its banks every summer and Southern Colorado residents are fortunate enough to have backdoor access to this highly sought after natural gem.

Royal Gorge Zip-Line Tours

In slightly more than 45 minutes, you can be on a heart­ pumping adventure racing across the Royal Gorge Plateau or near the Arkansas River on a world class zip line experience! Views of adjacent 14 thousand foot peal of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range line over 3 miles of this exhilarating adventure.

With over 20 zip lines, guests can opt in for classic or extreme zip line challenges. The competitor within will marvel at the 1002 foot dual side-by-side course where friends race to the finish reaching speeds of up to 55+ miles per hour! Need to slow things down? Easy paced hiking trails are a relaxed way to wind down from all high flying fun.

Colorado Skiing

Love to ski Colorado? Monarch Ski Resort is a quick 1.5-2 hour drive from your front door in Pueblo West! Conveniently located off 1-25 on Colorado’s Continental Divide, Monarch Mountain Ski Resort is a local favorite; affordable lift tickets, powder snow, family ski packages and a place where you’11lose the tourist crowds while checking yourself into the perfect ski adventure.

Varied Terrain

Monarch Mountain is 250+ inches of abundant natural snow on 1000+ acres of diverse and welcoming terrain. Steep black diamond runs, tree-skiing, Snowcat skiing, cliff and bowl skiing all speak to advanced skiers and thrill seekers. Novice skiers appreciate the easy learn to ski and traditional step up slope options. All runs feed into one main base area making it easy for skiers of all skill levels to routinely re-connect.


Ski deals, ski lessons, ski rentals; Monarch is a one-stop shop for families to make skiing a part of their outdoor routine. Short lines, easy walk up hifts and resort navigation, plus friendly mountain hospitality make Monarch Mountain one of Colorado’s best ski areas.