Colorado Springs is located in central Colorado, just 60 miles/110 km south of Denver. Each year, our region enjoys 300+ days of sunshine and mild temperatures. The Colorado Springs Airport provides easy access from within the United States, and if flying in to Denver International Airport, an hour’s drive south.
Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain – is a stunning backdrop to our skyline and offers many recreational activities; hiking, mountain biking and wildlife observation are among the favorites. You can reach the summit by the Pikes Peak Cog Railway that travels to the summit year round, weather permitting or by car on the Pikes Peak Highway (toll road). Once at the summit, enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs, the eastern plains of Colorado and the Continental Divide. A large gift shop and restaurant at the Summit House offer wonderful souvenirs, warm sweatshirts and simple, yet delicious home-made cinnamon donuts.
Each July, motor vehicles of all types “race to the clouds” along the Pikes Peak Highway in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Many exciting events take place the week leading up to the country’s highest altitude race, second in age only to the Indianapolis 500! Other unique events include the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, a longhorn steer cattle drive through downtown Colorado Springs and the Colorado Balloon Classic.
Colorado Springs offers authentic American West experiences such as a horseback ride through the awe-inspiring red rocks of Garden of the Gods Park or through the lush forest of North Cheyenne Canon. For a real adventure, try an overnight stay at a dude ranch that includes Chuckwagon dinners and cattle roundups.
On your next vacation to the United States, Colorado Springs extends a warm welcome and invites you to stay for several days of memorable activities and extraordinary scenery.
Colorado Springs Must-Sees
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is rife with stunning geological features like the Seven Falls in South Cheyenne Canyon. As water cascades down the steep cliffs, follow the nature trails to Inspiration Point or Midnight Falls.
At Pikes Peak, adventurers can hike more than 14,000 feet, or forgo the climb by riding in a hot air balloon.
View modern and classic art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, a world-renowned museum that also hosts concerts, showcases and plays.
Bring the entire clan to the Pioneers Museum in the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse, which is free to the public. A collection of 60,000 objects tells the story of the city’s Native American cultures and its mining and agricultural industries.
At Academy Riding Stables, book a horseback tour of the Old West or a horse-and-carriage ride through historic Old Colorado City.