Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational Is Almost Here

Skateboarders from across the country and fans of the sport descend on Colorado Springs for one of the country's best races.

Are you looking for things to do in Colorado Springs that will appeal to your sense of adventure? Plan your trip for September 12 to 13 when the Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational hits town. Some of the best skateboarders, knowledgeable experts and die-hard fans will be on hand to watch the event in person.

This amazing race takes place on Pikes Peak Highway, the same road you drive when heading into town. The city closes down a 1.5-mile portion of the highway to give the racers all the space they need to navigate the twists and turns that might make some a little weak in the knees. A few of the racers will even reach speeds of more than 50 miles per hour! You can see all the action for yourself from the first heat to the last race of the day live.

Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational

Skateboarders in Colorado Springs and from around the world will be ready to hit the highway and walk away with a win. As one of the biggest events in Colorado Springs, the race is the perfect time to visit town. You can have fun getting to know other skateboarding fans, exploring the city and watching the races, and you may even have the chance to meet some of the competitors in person.

Here at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, we want you to enjoy your stay while in town. We have three on-site bars and restaurants, a lobby bar for quick drinks and room service too. We also offer multiple room sizes for those traveling with kids or coming with a group of friends. Book with us when you start planning your trip to the Pikes Peak Downhill Skateboard Invitational.

Guests Become Detectives at Colorado Springs Murder Mystery Dinner

Every Saturday, mystery and food draw both locals and visitors to Colorado Springs.

Murder Mystery Dinner Colorado SpringsIt's Saturday night, and you're seated at a small table with some of your closest friends. Where were you when the elegant woman dropped dead during your dinner? Was it the jolly bearded man sitting across from you, or is it the upper-class dame a few tables over? If you're looking for a gourmet meal that includes critical thinking and plenty of laughs, then a murder mystery dinner is the ticket!

Every Saturday night, the Dinner Detective® puts on a show with a four-course meal and the satisfaction of reliving your dreams of being the next Nancy Drew or Sherlock Holmes. What makes the show so different from your typical murder mystery dinner? The actors are scattered throughout the crowd, making it infinitely more difficult to narrow down who the villain is. Is the killer at your table? Before you get to your dessert course, you'll be looking at everyone with suspicion! The scripts are lighthearted enough to keep the laughs flowing as you solve the mystery. Once the meal has run its course, you get the opportunity to share your own theory of who killed the lady in the red ball gown. Whoever has the best and most accurate solution wins a prize package.

If you're visiting with a big group, you can book a private show for a more intimate mystery, complete with personalized scripts tailored to your specific group. The theater's actors are highly trained and have worked for major companies like Disney, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios.

When you're looking to end your summer day of exploring Colorado Springs, come back to your hotel room and shed your hiking clothes for this unique dining experience. At the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, we're more than happy to book your tickets and help you plan your one-of-a-kind evening, so contact our helpful staff today.

Enjoy Horseback Riding in Colorado Springs

Get ready to participate in fun family friendly activities in Colorado Springs.

When it comes to fun things to do in Colorado Springs, you can't go wrong when you plan an exciting day of horseback riding at Academy Riding Stables. That's because one- and two- hour rides are available for individuals of all ages during the summer, with real cowboys ready to guide you through the beautiful natural scenery that's part of 1,400-acre Garden of the Gods Park.

Within the picturesque surroundings of this wide-ranging park, your horseback riding tour in Colorado Springs will take you along some magnificent red rock formations like Kissing Camels, Siamese Twins, Sleeping Giant and Snakehead Rock.

Horseback riding in Colorado Springs

In addition to the spectacular natural sights, you'll get a workout and the opportunity to enjoy the fresh mountain air. As with other family activities in Colorado Springs, you'll get the chance to relax and unwind on a fun trip, and the kids will enjoy an outdoor experience like no other.

If you're looking to do some riding any time after Labor Day through the Thursday before the following Memorial Day, you'll have the opportunity to indulge in a perimeter ride around the edges of the park, a tour that will last roughly two and a half hours.

Children from the ages of two to seven can get a chance to take part in the fun when you book our Discovery Tour that is guided by our experienced and trusted wildlife directors.

By making reservations, you guarantee your spot, which means you'll want a comfortable place to rest up before and after your ride. We welcome you to the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, where you'll have your pick of spacious rooms, elegant suites or family-friendly accommodations, depending on your party size. There are also a number of special offers available, so make sure ask about package deals when you speak with our representative.

Experience Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb

Participate in the major cycling road race in Colorado Springs

Whether you're a competitive cyclist, a recreational rider or someone just looking for a competitive hill climb in Colorado Springs, you'll find something memorable at Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb. If you are a competitive cyclist who wants to test your mettle against some of the best athletes in the nation, you can enter the Competitive Hill Climb, a 12.5 mile ride with a constant elevation gain of over 4,000 feet.


This ride at Pikes Peak is a challenging one. If you prefer a less competitive ride, or a ride with less elevation gain, you can opt for one of the shorter mountain trails. These range from just under 2.5 miles to the full 12.5 miles. The road races also include a relay option.

Climbing this mountain, whether alone or as a part of a team, is a major accomplishment. Pike's Peak is one of 54 Colorado mountains reaching 14,000 feet above sea level. It is the highest of the Rocky Mountains' southern Front Range as well. This peak is a National Historic Landmark, so you can double up with a great workout and a tour of the mountain peak's scenic natural beauty.

Whether you're looking forward to a competitive, intense climb and or a relaxing, fun ride, this event has something for athletes of all skill levels. After a day of fun activity, you'll want to relax in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. When you stay with us at Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, you'll be right next to the action while you unwind in comfort and luxury.

For this and every one of the annual events in Colorado Springs, you are welcome to stay with us at Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs. Enjoy a relaxing stay that's close to your event.

Don't Miss the Opening Ceremonies at the Rocky Mountain State Games!

Celebrate sports expertise with events in Colorado Springs this month!

Feel the pulse of the community as the Rocky Mountain State Games kick off with opening ceremonies July 18, 2015, for Olympic pride. Peak health and performance is celebrated at these ceremonies as athletes create a parade between the local park and downtown Colorado Springs. Bring the kids to experience athletic pride that inspires others to do well in their respective sports.

The Games incorporate skills from a variety of sports, including lacrosse, swimming and hockey. However, it's the RMSG Opening Ceremony in Colorado Springs on July 26 you don't want to miss. Live bands and other entertainment will be present, along with food booths that will dazzle your taste buds. 

 Opening Ceremonies at the Rocky Mountain State Games

You'll have a chance to meet a football legend and gaze at a hot air balloon display at the Olympic Downtown Celebration in Colorado Springs. There's so much to do that it's a good idea to stay locally and come early to experience all the festivities. You don't want to miss all the athletes before they buckle down for their competition after the parade.

Make the most of your visit by staying locally. Visit the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs website to book your room or suite today. 

Rocky Mountain State Games Celebrate Athleticism

Colorado visitors will find something for everyone at the Rocky Mountain State Games.

Are you ready for an adventure in Colorado? The Rocky Mountain State Games is a festival with more than 40 different sports competitions running from July 17 to 19 and July 24 to 26, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This event is open to all ages, skill levels and to those with physical disabilities.

Rocky Mountain State Games

The opening ceremonies will kick off with a celebration in Downtown Colorado Springs featuring live entertainment, activities and food on July 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It is a chance for the athletes to come together. The event is free and open to the public. This Colorado Sports Festival is a mixture of the Olympics and X Games with 2015 events including archery, baseball, basketball, billiards, cricket, disc golf, dog agility, paintball, shooting and speed skating. There are also associated events including the Pikes Peak Cycling Hill Climb; Pikes Peak is 14,114 feet high, and this is a challenging event for those seeking a real adrenaline rush.

There's no need to look far for accommodations while you're attending the Rocky Mountain Games or cheering on a loved one. The classical Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs offers hospitality to all of the Downtown Colorado Springs Sports Festival participants, officials and their families. The 27,500 square feet of Antlers meeting space includes multiple restaurants, including Judge Baldwin's. There is also a barbershop, Turkish Bath, billiards and children's play area on our grounds, and none of the 75 large guest rooms are completely alike.

The Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs offers first-class rooms for all Rocky Mountain Games guests, including a mini-bar and refrigerator. A London-style double-deck bus can shuttle guests to the Rocky Mountain sporting events. At the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, we invite all athletes to enjoy the competitive spirit of the Rocky Mountain Games and have fun!

Enjoy the Thrills of a Murder Mystery Dinner in Colorado Springs

Visit the premier dinner theater in Colorado Springs that vacationers rave about!

Murder Mystery Dinner Colorado Springs 
By the Dinner Detective®

Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs

When you are visiting our area, one of the most enjoyable ways to spend the evening is with the Dinner Detective®, the popular murder mystery dinner that Colorado Springs is becoming famous for. This is not merely another dinner theater event but a captivating, interactive experience where you can enjoy a delicious meal while attempting to solve a fictitious murder. At the end of the night a prize is awarded to the guest who correctly identifies the killer. This show, which has won the award for Best Dinner Show in Denver and Los Angeles four years in a row, is now taking place right here at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs. Shows take place on Saturdays till August 29, 2015.


Because the actors in the murder mystery are hidden among the dinner guests, you have to figure out who is part of the show and who isn't. The make-believe murderer could be sitting right at your table! This gives the performance a more engaging and interactive quality than what you'd normally experience sitting in the audience at a typical show. The interactive and spontaneous nature of the event ensure that each night is unique.

When attending the murder mystery dinner theater, consider a stay at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs. We are conveniently located in downtown Colorado Springs and within walking distance to many restaurants, shops and nightclubs. Another perk of staying at with us is that you'll have great vantage points to take in views of the unforgettable Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak. 

Options for Dining in Downtown Colorado Springs

When you're looking for a great restaurant, find some hidden gems in Colorado Springs.

By going on a quick stroll through the quaint downtown area in Colorado Springs, you'll see that the area has plenty of restaurants. With so many choices, it's easy to miss the spaces tucked away near your hotel room. Here are some excellent choices that are convenient for our guests but worth a walk for other travelers as well.


Dining in Downtown Colorado Springs
Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs

Whether you are just upstairs or down the road, Antlers Grille is worth the walk. The breakfast bar is an event in itself with made-to-order eggs and omelets. The menu features classics such as the Eggs Benedict and fruit along with special vacation splurges like chocolate chip and blueberry pancakes.

If you are pressed for time, stop by the Mocha Bean to pick up your favorite Starbucks coffee and a fresh pastry. Diners are welcome to linger as well. Some tea and fresh fruit make a relaxing mid morning break while you are out exploring the area.

Judge Baldwin's is the perfect place for a pint or a full meal at lunch or dinner. The menu has something for everyone from burgers to lobster sliders and clam scampi. On warm afternoons, the patio is the perfect place to relax and eat while enjoying the stunning landscape. Stop by the patio on Fridays for our Fish Fry event, the perfect place to eat and meet other travelers. The pub always provides good fun and delicious food.

You'll find a variety of choices for breakfast, dinner or just a quick drink at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs. We're centrally located downtown, and our restaurants give a warm welcome to everyone. Next time you are in need of some refreshment, duck into our lobby. We have just the right table for you.

Experience July 4th While Visiting Colorado Springs

July 4th Celebrations in Colorado Springs Include all Kinds of Entertainment.

For arts, music and entertainment this summer, you may want to spend July 4th in Colorado Springs. From the Pikes Peak Art & Music Festival to the Summer Symphony & Fireworks at Memorial Park your Independence Day celebration with family and friends is sure to be a blast. With a wide variety of venues, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

July 4th in Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival 
Throughout the weekend of the 4th, the Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival brings a collection of more than 100 exhibits to engage patrons. Featuring a wide assortment of entertainment and culture, the event will have visitors walking away with fond memories and a little bit of knowledge. It's an exploration of the cultures that have contributed to the making of our great country.

Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth of July
The Rock Ledge Ranch Family Fourth of July celebration brings a carnival atmosphere as well as historical references to its attendees. Visitors are able to stroll through reenactments which provide an ambiance that resembles living within great moments of history. The experience blends history and entertainment to create memories that will last for years to come.

4th of July Flag Flying Festival
Head up to Pikes Peak and participate in the zip line 4th of July Flag Flying Festival. Not only can you show your patriotism by zipping over the Manitou foothills, but you can also do so while our nation's flag waves behind you. Bring your own flag and be ready to take part in this unique experience demonstrating your patriotism.

When you stay at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs, you will be close to the festivities this 4th of July. Visit our website today to find out more information regarding our hotel and room availability.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs


Can you solve the mystery before time runs out?

At a Detective® Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Colorado Springs your skills will be put to the test as a night of murder, mystery and mayhem unfolds. The interactive show takes place right here at the Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs. There’s a killer loose in one of our ballrooms and the detectives need your help in finding him or her. Put on your thinking cap and see if you can solve the mystery. Everyone has the means and motive to commit the crime and its up to you to put the clues together and bring the killer to justice.

Colorado Springs Murder Mystery Dinner
By the Dinner Detective®
Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs

Schedule & Tickets

Gather your family, friends and colleagues for a evening of fun and a delicious four-course meal. The Dinner Detective® Murder Mystery Dinner Show is rated one of the best murder mystery dinners by several news stations and papers. Tickets can be purchased for a Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Show online through the Dinner Detective's website.

Learn more about our hotel and accommodations by visiting our website. We hope to see you for our Colorado Springs murder mystery dinner!