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Colorado Springs Area Information

How To Get Here

Our Visitor Center offers a wealth of Colorado Springs area information for travelers of all types. It is located directly off of Interstate 25, just 20 minutes from the Colorado Springs Airport or 70 miles from Denver International Airport by car. Shuttle service and ground transportation are available at both airports. The Colorado Springs Airport serves six major airlines with 11 non-stop flights and 98 arrivals and departures daily. Visit www.flycos.com for more information. The Visitor Center provides plenty of great Colorado Springs area information for your stay in the city.

Climate

There are more than 300 days of sunshine to be enjoyed in Colorado Springs annually. At an altitude of 6,035 feet, the climate of the region is warm in the summer and moderate in the spring, fall and winter. Classified as an “alpine desert,” the dry, clean air was once a destination to heal tuberculosis patients. Today, visitors enjoy the climate because it allows for year-round outdoor recreation. Summers are dry with temperatures in the 80s to mid 90s, with cool nights in the 60s. Spring and fall temperatures range from the mid 50s to the low 70s and winters here can be white, but normally the snow that does fall melts quickly and reveals a sunny sky again. Winter temperatures range from the low 30s to upper 40s.

AccommodationsMeeting Space

There are nearly 14,000 guest rooms in the Colorado Springs region. Twenty full-service properties offer 5,000 first-class hotel rooms. The region also showcases over 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Please check out our Meeting Planner Guide for more Colorado Springs area information about lodging properties and meeting space around the city.


Attractions & Activities

Visitors can enjoy more than 55 natural and man-made attractions and activities in the Colorado Springs region. For Colorado Springs area information on all there is to see and do, please view our Things to Do section. It provides extensive Colorado Springs area information on attractions and activities around the region.


Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

There are plenty of opportunities for groups to give back the Colorado Springs community.


 
Fast Facts
2011 National Trust for Historic Preservation “Dozen Distinctive Destination”
Colorado Springs is Colorado’s second-largest city
No. 1 – Outside Magazine, “Best Town”
Founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer
No. 1 – Money, “Big Cities to Live In” Elevation – 6,035 ft.
No. 1 – Forbes, “America’s Most Pet-Friendly City” Population – City: 426,388, Metro Area: 626,227
No. 1 – Men’s Health, “Best Cities for Dogs” Climate: Alpine Desert
No. 2 – Men’s Fitness, “Fittest City in America” Average Yearly Precipitation: 17.4”
No. 2 – Women’s Health, “Best Cities for Women to Live”
Average Yearly Snowfall: 43”
No. 3 – Men’s Fitness, “Top Sports Town” Average Humidity – Morning: 63%, Afternoon: 40%
No. 3 – Earth Day Network, “Best Places to Live” Average Yearly Days of Sunshine: 300+
No. 4 – Men’s Health, “Most Serene City” Parks: 156 State, County and City Parks
No. 4 – Frommer’s Travel Guide, “Cities Ranked and Rated” Daily Newspaper: The Gazette
No. 5 – MSNBC, “Best Cities to Live Work and Play” Weekly Newspapers: The Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal
No. 18 – TripAdvisor, Travelers’ Choice 2010 “The Best Destinations” Universities: 12 Colleges: 8 Grad Schools: 4