Visit Colorado Springs - Best of Colorado Springs

The city of Colorado Springs located at a height of approximately 6000 feet above sea level is a paradise of sorts for its local residents and the millions of visitors that flock to the city for its lush green forests, pleasant weather and countless religious monuments. Tourism in Colorado Springs is a major source of revenue and employment for the local population.

The city was founded by General William Palmer in 1871, with the motive of creating a resort town, because of the area’s high altitude and dry climate. Soon he saw his vision becoming a reality as the city started attracting a large number of English tourists because of which it came to be known as “Little London”. Colorado Springs also attracted famous inventor Nikola Tesla, who set up his laboratory here because of the frequent lightning storms witnessed here.

The city especially attracts tourists, who love a slice of Mother Nature’s gems like the trails, parks, rock formations and other various geological features. One can witness a huge variety of flora and fauna in the parks and can easily plan long hikes and treks through the mountains and park areas. The city is also home to the United States Olympic Training Center and a number of Christian Evangelical institutions.

Also present in the area are a number of military installations and facilities like the U.S. Air Force Academy and North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) which have led to the spread of many conspiracy theories linked to military operations.

All in all it is the perfect tourist destination and there is no dearth of fun things to do in Colorado Springs that would keep a visitor fully occupied, irrelevant of his/her preferences. It is the perfect blend of natural beauty with the sweet pace of a modern peaceful city and doesn’t fail to charm anyone who once tours it.

Colorado Springs Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Colorado Springs tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: UTC -7 hours
  • Currency: American Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity and Internet: Standard output is 110-120V. WiFi connectivity is present almost everywhere and cellular connectivity provides 3G and 4G services.
  • Languages: Predominantly English speaking population.
  • Security: Dial 911 or emergencies.
  • Tipping: Tipping is highly appreciated everywhere on good service but is not compulsorily.

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Facts and Stats for Colorado Springs*

  • Pollution Statistics in Colorado Springs

    Know the pollution level of Colorado Springs before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 13.1 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 28.57 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.14 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Colorado Springs: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Colorado Springs for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Colorado Springs.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 34.38 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.81 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 26.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.88 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.56 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.13 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.44 (Moderate)
  • Living in Colorado Springs - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 62.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.44 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 21.54 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 56.75 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.34 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Colorado Springs

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Colorado Springs

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 64.55 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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