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Colorado SpringsUnited States of America

This sunny mountain city offers a diverse and dramatic landscape, a wide variety of outdoor activities and a pioneer heritage to explore.

Much of the appeal of Colorado Springs lies in its scenic surroundings, which include the towering Rocky range and the unique red rock formations of the Garden of the Gods park.

A great place to start a visit to Colorado Springs is at Pikes Peak, one of the area’s most popular attractions. The famous mountain is closely linked to the nation’s early history and was a famous symbol of the 1859 gold rush to Colorado.

Hike up the popular Barr Trail to Pikes Peak’s 14,115-foot (4,302-meter) summit. Or, from March through December, catch the Pikes Peak Cog Railway for a leisurely ride to the top. After you descend the mountain, stop into the Garden of the Gods city park. This park sits at the foot of Pikes Peak and is known for its jagged red rock cliffs.

Other outdoor leisure activities include golf and white-water rafting on the nearby Arkansas River. This part of the Rockies is also home to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a favorite destination for families.

Delve into the frontier heritage of the area at the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum or at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, both located in the city.

Finding your way around Colorado Springs is relatively simple. The city is built on a grid system, and buses and taxis are plentiful. Many visitors choose to drive, as parking and roads are good and many of the top sites, such as the Garden of the Gods, are only accessible by car.

Colorado Springs is generally mild and sunny, as the mountain range protects the city from harsh weather. However, there is still plenty to do if you need to stay indoors. Stop by the United States Air Force Academy, where you can see the striking modernist Cadet Chapel, or enjoy art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Where to stay in Colorado Springs

Downtown Colorado Springs featuring signage and a statue or sculpture

Downtown Colorado Springs

4.5/5Wonderful!(238 area reviews)

Travelers come to Downtown Colorado Springs for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Pikes Peak Center and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum while you're in town.

Downtown Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs which includes a park, outdoor art and a fountain

Central Colorado Springs

3.5/5Good!(305 area reviews)

While visiting Central Colorado Springs, you might make a stop by sights like Acacia Park and Memorial Park.

Central Colorado Springs
El Pomar Carriage Museum featuring interior views

Broadmoor

5/5Exceptional!(28 area reviews)

While visiting Broadmoor, you might make a stop by sights like Broadmoor Golf Club and World Figure Skating Museum.

Broadmoor
Focus on the Family Welcome Center showing signage

Briargate

4/5Very Good!(831 area reviews)

While visiting Briargate, you might make a stop by sights like Chapel Hills Mall and Pine Creek Golf Club.

Briargate
United States Olympic Complex which includes a statue or sculpture and outdoor art

East Colorado Springs

4/5Very Good!(55 area reviews)

While visiting East Colorado Springs, you might make a stop by sights like United States Olympic Complex and Palmer Park.

East Colorado Springs
Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

Woodmen Valley

4.5/5Wonderful!(87 area reviews)

While visiting Woodmen Valley, you might make a stop by sights like Chapel Hills Mall and Adventure Golf and Batting Cages.

Woodmen Valley

Top Hotels in Colorado Springs

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
3.5 out of 5
2850 South Circle Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is $71 per night

Located in Central Colorado Springs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Broadmoor World Arena, Battlefield Colorado, and Millibo Art Theatre. Williams Fire ...

4.3/5Excellent! (669 reviews)

"It was a neat little place. Lots of amenities close by."…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

SCP Hotel Colorado Springs
Hyatt Place Colorado Springs
Hyatt Place Colorado Springs
3 out of 5
503 West Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is $99 per night

Situated in Colorado Springs, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from University of Colorado-Colorado ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,630 reviews)
👍 Good Place

"First time for us in Colorado Springs, this was a great place to stay. Nice clean & comfortable rooms, with a (small) bar and food...and friendly staff.....Several eating places a very short walk away. Would stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Hyatt Place Colorado Springs
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs AFA Northgate
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs AFA Northgate
2.5 out of 5
9856 Federal Drive, Colorado Springs, CO
The price is $94 per night

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Pine Creek Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Western Museum of Mining and Industry ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (252 reviews)

"Very clean hotel. Nice one night stay. Great mountain view!"…"

Reviewed on May 23, 2020

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs AFA Northgate

Popular places to visit in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods
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Garden of the Gods

5/5(1,520 reviews)

Get a taste for the Colorado landscape as you explore this huge city park on your own or during a guided bus or Segway tour.

US Air Force Academy
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US Air Force Academy

4.5/5(531 reviews)

Enjoy a free tour of the military campus where young men and women are trained to be officers in the United States Air Force.

Pikes Peak
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Pikes Peak

4.5/5(972 reviews)

The second-most visited mountain in the world is an easy day trip from Colorado’s capital. 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

4.5/5(358 reviews)

Tour the mountainside zoo to see hundreds of animals in replicas of their natural habitats. Feed giraffes and look down on the animals from a chairlift.

Cave of the Winds
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Cave of the Winds

4.5/5(419 reviews)

Go on a subterranean adventure to explore caves, caverns and rock formations that are hundreds of millions of years old. 

Red Rock Canyon
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Red Rock Canyon

4.5/5(379 reviews)

Explore Red Rock Canyon, a popular green space in Colorado Springs, and enjoy the hiking trails. Wander the college campus or discover the mountain views in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour
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Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Tour

98% of travellers recommend
$120
Per adult
JEEP TOUR - Foothills & Garden of the Gods
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JEEP TOUR - Foothills & Garden of the Gods

98% of travellers recommend
$88
Per adult
JEEP TOUR - Pikes Peak or Bust
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JEEP TOUR - Pikes Peak or Bust

100% of travellers recommend
$119
Per adult
SEGWAY TOUR - Garden of the Gods - Juniper Loop
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SEGWAY TOUR - Garden of the Gods - Juniper Loop

100% of travellers recommend
$92
Per adult
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast & Pastry Breakfast
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Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champagne Toast & Pastry Breakfast

$209
Per adult
Jeep Tour - Old West High Country 4X4 Tour
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Jeep Tour - Old West High Country 4X4 Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$139
Per adult

Reviews of Colorado Springs

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
2010
5 - Excellent 53.16053953980428%
4 - Good
1420
4 - Good 37.55620206294631%
3 - Okay
289
3 - Okay 7.643480560698228%
2 - Disappointing
39
2 - Disappointing 1.0314731552499339%
1 - Terrible
23
1 - Terrible 0.608304681301243%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Beautiful area This wasn't our first trip. Because of Covid everything was closed, but we still enjoyed the views and had a restful time.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

Next stay there should be better when the world regains sanity.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

I like Colorado springs, but your roads are too small, your driver's cut people off all the time causing big accidents, your parks are full of druggies and homeless people, and if you choose to live there you contemplate suicide. Too many have died.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

We absolutely love Colorado Springs! Waking up to the mountains in the morning is amazing. Dutch Bros has some of the best iced coffee I’ve ever had. Garden of the Gods is absolutely breathtaking as well.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 23, 2020

Manitou Springs is the best!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 19, 2020

Colorado Springs, beautiful place with many things to do!

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