Colorado Springs Tourism

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 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.82 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.91 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 27.27 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 15.91 (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 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 35.71 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.77 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 26.79 (Low)
    • Drug offense 55.36 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.93 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.21 (Moderate)
  • Living in Colorado Springs - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Colorado Springs is 179.6 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.8 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.44 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 21.95 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.38 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.11 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.89 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 134.67 (Very High)
    • 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 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.62 USD

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

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