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

Our altitude and proximity to the mountains provide for a year-round, mild climate. Classified as an alpine desert, we enjoy an average of 300 days of deep blue skies, abundant sunshine and low humidity. The region’s climate is often as pleasant in the winter months as it is during the rest of the year. We receive 15-16 inches of precipitation annually and get less snow than Denver, Salt Lake City or Minneapolis. The weather in Colorado Springs is a key element in the region’s appeal, giving you ample opportunity to enjoy all that we have to offer.


Accommodations & Meeting 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.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment Guide

There are tons of ways to fill your fork and raise your spirits in Colorado Springs! Take a look at the Dining, Shopping and Entertainment Guide.


Awards & Accolades:

Fast Facts:
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 – US News & World Report, Desirable Place to Live in the US"  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 – National Geographic, "Happiest Cities in the US" Universities: 12 Colleges: 8 Grad Schools: 4