Get caught up on the latest news around the Pikes Peak Region.
Garden of the Gods at sunset
It's Chill Chaser Season
Colorado Springs is the perfect destination if you'd rather skip the slopes and enjoy some R&R instead.
With a history deeply rooted in health and wellness, Colorado Springs has continued to thrive as a place to visit to relax, rest and recuperate.
Spend time at one of the gorgeous spas around the region, or simply take in the healing mountain air.
If you are coming to Colorado for ski season, consider flying in/out of the Colorado Springs Airport and spending a few days in the Pikes Peak Region.
The Colorado Springs Airport is small, uncrowded and easy to navigate. The back ways to the ski towns from highway 24 are often quicker and more reliable than crowded I-70 from Denver.
Rapid Downtown Expansion
Colorado Springs was very fortunate in that it faired better than most during the height of the pandemic.
Our open spaces, outdoor attractions and fresh mountain air were appealing in a time of social distancing and reduced travel.
Colorado Springs saw record-breaking growth in 2021, with 38 new businesses opened downtown.
Downtown has continued to expand both East and South, and new food and beverage spots are popping up left and right.
New downtown hot spots – The Well, Trainwreck, CO.A.T.I., ICONS, Tejon Eatery, Vine & Wheel, Stellina Pizza Café, White Pie
Additionally, four of the five "City for Champions" projects – including the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Weidner Field – opened over the last 2 years. The final project, the U.S. Air Force Academy Gateway Visitor Center, broke ground earlier in 2022.
The historic Flying W Ranch reopened in 2020 after nine years of closure from being destroyed in 2012 by the Waldo Canyon Fire.
Accessibility at the Forefront
Visit Colorado Springs recently sponsored a study hosted by MMGY, which took a deep dive into the priorities and research processes of travelers with mobility concerns.
Newly armed with these pain points, priorities and room for improvement, we've made it a priority of our organization to focus more on the accessibility of our city and attractions.
Existing spots like the Summit Visitor Center on Pikes Peak and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum set incredible examples, and we look to continue to make Colorado Springs an inclusive and accessible destination.
We have a new accessibility page on our website that we're improving daily to help visitors easily find the information they need while planning their trips.
Colorado Springs and area attractions consistently rank at the top of a variety of national and international lists. Below is a list of recent accolades. 2022