Monument & Tri-Lakes

Beautiful scenery, friendly people and fascinating history are interwoven into the tapestry of the growing Tri-Lakes communities

The charming towns of Monument, Palmer Lake and Woodmoor are at the north edge of El Paso County, situated at the high point between Denver and Colorado Springs known as the Palmer Divide. 

Adjacent to Pike National Forest, just north of the United States Air Force Academy, Monument Colorado and the Tri-Lakes area is bordered by Black Forest on the east, the Gleneagle community on the southeast and County Line Road on the north. Only 40 miles from Denver, 20 miles north of downtown Colorado Springs and approximately five miles north of the Air Force Academy, the Tri-Lakes area is perfectly situated for residents who desire the diversity of mountain living along with easy access to Colorado's main cities via Interstate 25.

The Tri-Lakes area has miles of great hiking, biking and wildlife watching paths for your outdoor enjoyment. The United States Air Force Academy is a wonder to behold with the most popular stops being the Cadet Chapel, Visitor Center and Falcon Stadium. The New Santa Fe Trail runs parallel to Interstate 25 and takes you through this beautiful section of the Pikes Peak region. Find great attractions and activities to enjoy in Monument here.

A small section of the New Santa Fe Trail on the Academy will close intermittently beginning late January 2018 through spring 2019 for construction of a roadway bridge that passes over the trail. Most closures will last only one day; however, a three-week closure is scheduled for the beginning of March and again in October. All closures will be posted on the Academy’s website,

There is a wonderful variety of indoor and outdoor things to do in Monument Colorado and the Tri-Lakes Areas.

Visit The Chapel Soon!

It's your last chance to visit this architectural wonder before it closes for restoration on June 18, 2019.

Don't wait! Come and see The U.S. Air Force Academy Chapel before it closes for restoration. The chapel will close for repairs beginning on June 18, 2019, and remain closed for several years while restoration takes place. When the chapel does close, visitors will be able to view an immersive video tour of the chapel in the visitor center. Learn more and start planning your visit today.

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