Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado, behind Denver to the north, and defines the northeastern tip of the south central region of the state. Attractive mountain scenery is nearby.

Understand

The Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau:

Get in

By plane

Drive

By bus

Get around

Colorado Springs lies along the foothills east of the Rocky Mountains. It runs north-south along I-25, with the Air Force Academy to the North, downtown to the south, and Pikes Peak rising in the west.

See

A formation in the Garden of the Gods
A view of Pike's Peak from the Garden of the Gods

Do

Whitewater Rafting in Colorado Springs

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Stay safe

The town is about as safe as Denver, though be aware that Colorado has one of the highest death rates via automobile accidents in the US. So just remember to drive defensively and you'll be fine. Colorado Springs is infamous for speed traps also. Watch out for motorcycle cops (around 5 or 6) along with one or more cruisers waiting to catch you speeding.

The southern part of town is generally less safe than the northern part. Ft. Carson, on the southern edge of town, is a large Army installation bringing in thousands of young, energetic men and women. The businesses that these clients would frequent sometimes attract a rougher crowd. Stay north of Platte or west of Wahsatch, and all should be well.

Connect

Wireless Internet

Colorado City Creamery

Go next

Routes through Colorado Springs

Denver Monument  N  S  Pueblo Santa Fe/Clayton
Minturn Manitou Springs  W  E  Limon Stockton


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