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WHAT’S INSIDE Community Profiles Old Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls, Divide, Cripple Creek & Victor
Woodland Park……………….…………..…10 Tri-Lakes Region………………...........…...12 Woodmoor & Gleneagle, Palmer Lake, Black Forest
Monument……………………………..………....13 Fountain Valley……………….…………………..…..14 Fountain, Security & Widefield, Falcon
Information & Resources Military Installations & Resources……...…………..15 Veteran & Military Resources…………..…………..17 Education…………………………….……………...20 Things to Do...Places to See……….……………...30
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The Colorado Springs Relocation Guide© is designed to assist individuals, families and businesses relocating to the Pikes Peak Region.
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Use the Relocation Guide to explore this amazing place where America’s prairie meets the front range of her majestic Rocky Mountains. Learn about the diversity that is Colorado Springs …. from its people and topography to the many things to do and places to see. Colorado Springs, the second largest city in the State or Colorado, is a substantial community with a growing reputation as “THE” place to live, work and play throughout the State, country and world.
Take the time to gain an understanding of how innovation, superior job talent and a “world class” economic development outlook creates outstanding opportunities for businesses big and small. Enjoy Colorado Springs’ quality of life that is best reflected in the friendly people you meet and its unique blend of different lifestyles. From active urban, “chilled out” mountain or quiet suburban “with a view” – the options are unlimited. Throw in a full slate of cultural assets and unsurpassed recreational resources and you have a vibrant region that is the envy of many, but few can duplicate.
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Community Profiles Colorado Springs An enviable quality of life, a location impossible to duplicate and a history that is both unique and diverse has made Colorado Springs a thriving community that is always moving forward. As Colorado’s second largest city and largest when defined by area, Colorado Springs is a year-round destination for tourists, business and future residents because of its impressive surroundings, broad array of regional assets and a long list of accolades as a place to live, work and play. Colorado Springs was the dream of General William Jackson Palmer who envisioned a city of the future where culture, temperance and gracious living would define the community. Fountain Colony, the original name for Palmer’s young city, quickly became known as Colorado Springs – a derivative of the bawdy mining and milling town of Colorado City and the therapeutic mineral springs of nearby Manitou Springs. The discovery of gold in Cripple Creek brought thousands anxious to find their fortune: promoters, industrialists and gamblers - even artists and writers - came to what was the richest city per capita in the nation. Extravagant homes built by miners who became millionaires are now an exclusive neighborhood near downtown that is also home to Colorado College. When the gold played out, civic minded business men led by Spencer Penrose, determined that Colorado Springs’ natural beauty, Pikes Peak and the automobile would make it a unique tourist destination. From these beginnings the city has seen continuous and sometimes explosive growth. Its location along with generally sunny and mild weather has made it an ideal location for military training and defense related high-tech industries. Small business is “BIG” in Colorado Springs and tourism is still the third largest part of the economy. Then there is Colorado Springs’ long history with Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Today, as Olympic City USA, Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), U.S. Paralympics, 20+ National Olympic Governing Bodies, the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and more than 50 National Sports Organizations. And the future United States Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame is on track to open in 2020. It’s no wonder that LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION is spot on when talking about Colorado Springs.
www.coloradosprings.gov City of Colorado SpringS addendum
Area: 194.68 square miles. Government: City Council-Mayor Housing - Median Sale Price (2019) Briargate - $375,000, Central - $264,000, East - $256,000 Northeast - $297,000, Old Colorado - $261,000 Powers - $310,000, Southeast - $228,000, West $294,000 Average Household Income: $73,000 Economic Base: Well diversified with information and technology businesses, military, defense industries, health care, education, retail downtown, established and new residential areas. Library: Pikes Peak Library District, Administration 531-6333, www.ppld.org. See “Basics” section in this publication for branch locations. Local Newspaper: The Gazette (daily) 632-5511, www.gazette.com, subscription to electronic edition is available. Location: In the foothills of the Rampart Range (Rocky Mountains), 6,000 feet above sea level, 70 miles south of Denver off I-25. Medical Services: Centura Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, www.centura.org, 776-5000; UC Health Memorial Hospital Central, 365-5000, www.uchealth.org (See Health Care).
Parks & Recreation: 9,000 acres of parks, 5,000 acres of “open space”, Palmer Park, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Memorial Park, Sertich Ice Arena, Tennis Center, Senior Center, 3 Community Centers, 2 golf courses, public pools and beach, sports programs for all ages and abilities. Population: 464,474 (2017) Post Offices: 201 E. Pikes Peak Ave. 570-5336, www.usps.com. There are numerous locations around the Springs area. Log on for maps, shipping rates, and passport information. Protection: 911 Emergency; Police 444-7000; Fire 385-5950; El Paso Sheriff 390-5555 (dispatch), 520-7100 (front desk). Schools: Colorado Springs School District 11. (See School Chart) Tax Rate: 3.12% City Sales Tax, 1.0% RTA Tax, 1.23% County Sales, 2.9% State Sales, Total 8.25%. Transportation: Mountain Metro Fixed route bus service, Metro Mobility ADA para-transit, Colorado Springs airport (See “Basics” for detailed information. Utilities: Colorado Springs Utilities, Comcast Cable, TDS Baha Broadband, Mountian View Electric, Black Hills Energy (See Basics) City of Colorado Springs 30 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 101 • Colorado Springs 80903 Main Number 385-2489 • Clerks Office 385-5901 www.coloradosprings.gov The Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau 515 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 635-7506 • www.visitcos.com
US 24 / Ute Pass
US 24 - Ute Pass is the gateway to the natural wonders of Teller County and the Rocky Mountains. Used by Native Americans to get from the mountains to the plains, the US 24/Ute Pass corridor is now used by Colorado Springs residents and visitors to experience the Rocky Mountain wilderness and mountain lifestyle.
Manitou Springs City of Manitou Springs 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 685-5481 • www.manitouspringsgov.com Population: 5,657 (2018) • Income: $75,500 Median Home Value: $385,000 (2019) Manitou Springs is forever linked to the mineral springs around which it was founded. Its’ healing waters were used by the Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Kiowa Indians for centuries, and to them, was a sacred place of peace. As the frontier was explored and opened news about the healing waters also grew and eventually became one of the early draws for the start-up tourism industry of the Pikes Peak Region.
Old Colorado City (Historic District) Was once the town of Colorado City, but is now a neighborhood within Colorado Springs. The commercial district is on the National Register of Historic Places (1982). Founded during the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Colorado City was both a supply hub and gold ore processing center for the mining industry, serving up to some 50 coal mines located in the Colorado Springs area. It was even the capital of the Colorado Territory for a short time. Today, Old Colorado City (OCC in local jargon) is a funky neighborhood west of Colorado Springs. It’s a popular tourist area you can easily make into a fulfilling day trip exploring souvenir shops or cutting-edge boutiques, eating at its many award winning restaurants or finding just the right painting, sculpture or yard art decoration at one of the local art galleries. And, OCC is home to some the most popular events of the Pikes Peak Region the three-day Territory Days street fair, the whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter Day, the Taste of OCC food and spirit tasting, Scarecrow Days, the Great Pumpkin Festival, food and wine tours – you get the idea. There’s always something to do in OCC.
Today, Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community with wonderful art galleries, numerous restaurants that cater to a rainbow of cuisines and eclectic events that bring travelers to this unique historic town from all over the world. Manitou Springs is also home to some of the regions most popular attractions: Cave of the Winds, Miramont Castle and the Cliff Dwellings Museum. Nearby, the Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks Open Space offer miles of trails for your hiking and biking enjoyment. And, have you ever in your life been to a real “Coffin Race”? Well you can if you’re in Manitou Springs around Halloween when they do the Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival – a one of a kind event that should be on everyone’s “bucket list”! Manitou Springs is art, is music, is a special place to visit or stay. Sample the waters or sample its lifestyle – both are healing experiences.
Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls Town of Green Mountain Falls 10615 Green Mountain Falls Rd, P.O. Box 524, Green Mountain Falls 80819 www.gmfco.us • 684-9414 Population: Green Mountain Falls 871 (2019) Chipita Park-Cascade 1,331 (2016) Average Household Income: $73,000 Median Sale Price : Green Mountain Falls $188,000 (2018) Chipita Park/Cascade $142,000 (2018) The three Ute Pass communities of Cascade, Chipita Park and Green Mountain Falls stretch through the pass between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park. Historically, these communities were the sites of summer homes and grand hotels for visitors desiring cool weather and beautiful mountain settings. They also served as way stations for stagecoaches and the railroad. Today these communities provide the perfect getaway for those who desire something off the beaten path, but still want accessibility to all the modern conveniences. Sleek contemporary homes share space with rustic homesteads in breathtaking mountain settings. The award winning schools of Manitou Springs School District 14 serve the area with all types of outdoor sports and activities are just out your back door!
Teller County Government 112 North “A” Street • Cripple Creek 80813 For specific information/departments use website: www.co.teller.co.us Population: 4,043 • Income: $69,000 • Median House Value: $306,000
Divide is about seven miles west of Woodland Park and sits atop Ute Pass at 9,280 feet. The town name came about because water run-off divided to the north, south, east and west at this point. Located at the entrance of Mueller State Park visitors to and residents of Divide take full advantage of the park’s many trails and the abundant wildlife. Divide offers a wide variety of homes – log cabins built right into the mountains, farms and ranches with thousands of acres and newer homes in exclusive gated communities. A small but active chamber of commerce works tirelessly to promote commercial and residential development while maintaining the pristine quality of life enjoyed by all. You can contact the chamber at www.dividechamber.org
Cripple Creek & Victor Cripple Creek City Hall 337 E. Bennett Ave Cripple Creek 80813 • 689-2502 www.cityofcripplecreek.com Population: 1,155 (within city limits) Income: $55,000 Median House Value: $185,000 (2019)
City of Victor 500 Victor Ave. Victor 80860 • 689-2284 www.victorcolorado.com Population: 403 Income: $65,000 Median Home List Price: $165,000 (2019)
Victor, the City of Mines, sits on the side of Battle Mountain at 9,800 feet, with streets once paved in gold now lined with history. Cripple Creek started life as an old West gold town, offering a hard life and slim chances to make it rich. Modern Cripple Creek still offers the dream to strike it rich. Casino gambling is the new “source” of gold. Happily, Cripple Creek casinos do not overwhelm the community as they have been integrated into the old west gold town look of Cripple Creek. Besides the casinos, families can enjoy re-enactments of old west gunfights, museums and mine tours, a number of theater groups and the ever present artist colony. Cripple Creek and Victor deserve exploration!
Woodland Park enjoys the best majestic view of Pikes Peak America’s Mountain. Sitting at 8,500’ elevation we are just 18 miles west of Colorado Springs. While centrally located amidst Colorado’s many attractions, we maintain our welcoming small town feel. Residents enjoy the easy access to Pike National Forest for rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and more. Woodland Park elevates your mountain experience to an entirely new level. Woodland Park residents are a diverse group. The city's population of 8,600 includes families, young singles, retirees, and active duty military as well as a number of artists and musicians. We are home to excellent public and private schools, Charis Bible College, unique shops, restaurants, boutiques and outstanding business services. We are known for the best Outdoor Farmers Market in the State of Colorado. The outdoor market is held each Friday from early June through the end of September. Other signature events include our 4th of July Celebration, Symphony Above The Clouds on July 5, Woodland Music Series – a series of outdoor concerts held each month during the Summer, Vino & Notes, Mountain Arts Festival, Rock and Gem Show, Cruise Above the Clouds, Oktoberfest and more. Come visit and enjoy your Colorado Mountain Experience in Woodland Park.
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town of woodland park - addendum Area: 6.5 Square Miles Government: Home Rule – City Council and Manager Median House Sale Price: $361,000 (Zillow 2019) Median Household Income: $65,972 per household – US Census Bureau - 2106
Library: Rampart Library District, 218 E Midland Ave, 719-687-9281 Local Newspapers: Pikes Peak Courier 719-687-3006, Mountain Jackpot 719-687-0803 Location: 18 miles West of Colorado Springs along US Highway 24 at the base of Pikes Peak Medical Services: UCHealth Pikes Peak Regional Hospital 719-687-9999, Penrose Mountain Urgent Care 719-686-0551
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Economic Base: Service and retail center for Teller County with a strong outdoor recreation and tourism economy
Parks & Recreation: Bergstrom Park, Cavalier Park, Crestwood Park, Lion’s Park, Meadow Wood Sports Complex, Memorial Park, Red Mountain Adventure Park, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Aquatic Center. Population: 8,600 per State Demographer Office Post Offices: 300 W South Ave & 900 Tamarac Pkwy 1-800-ASK-USPS. Protection: 911 Emergency. Police 719-687-9262. NE Teller County Fire Protection District 719-687-1866. Schools: Woodland Park School District RE-2 719-686-2000, Colorado Springs Christian School – Woodland Park Campus 719-686-0706, Charis Bible College – Woodland Park Campus 719-635-6029 Tax Rate: 4.09% (2.0% general, 1.0% streets, 1.09% for RE-2 School District, City of Woodland Park, 1.0% County, 2.9% State, 7.99% Total Utilities: Black Hills Energy (natural gas) 888-890-5554, Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) 719-687-9277, City of Woodland Park Utilities (water & waste water) 719-686-9680 City Hall: 220 W South Ave, PO BOX 9007, 719-687-9246 www.city-woodlandpark.org Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce: 210 E Midland Ave, 719-687-9885 www.woodlandparkchamber.com
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I-25. Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle and Black Forest sit at an average altitude of 7,000 feet offering a diverse landscape of rolling hills, mountain terrain and thick forests. It is a vibrant place to live with easy access to first class cultural activities, medical care, educational facilities and a wide variety of attractions, shopping and outdoor recreation. Tri-Lakes is home to a thriving arts community with galleries displaying the works of local and regional artists. It is also home to the United States Air Force Academy. If you are looking for unique, come to the Tri-Lakes area.
Palmer Lake 42 Valley Crescent • Palmer Lake 80133 481-2953 • www.townofpalmerlake.com Median Home Value: $349,000 (2019) Average Household Income: $123,000 Population: 2,637 Palmer Lake is three miles northwest of Monument at 7,200 feet above sea level. Established in 1872 atop the Palmer Divide to provided water for the steam engines of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the surrounding area remained largely ranch and farmland until the Air Force Academy opened in 1958. Housing and growth began to boom when Colorado Springs began to migrate north. Palmer Lake has a unique charm and offers stunning views of the front range. It is home to the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and significant commercial development along I-25. Lewis Palmer School District 38 is considered one of the best in the state.
Black Forest El Paso County/Centennial Hall 200 S. Cascade • Colorado Springs 80903 Public Information Office: 719-520-6540 Median House Sale: $665,000 (2019) Average Household: adm.elpasoco.com Income: $125,000 Population: 14,387 (2017)
Black Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Colorado. A CDP is a community that lacks a separate municipal government, but Black Forest is the dark patch of thick pine you notice north of Colorado Springs when otherwise resembles an incorporated flying into the city. Black Forest is a rural area city or village. CDPs provide data on that the residents are pretty much set on population identified by name, but are keeping that way. Many homes are situated on not legally incorporated under the five or more acres. Abundant wildlife lives in the laws of the state in which surrounding woods. Ranches that dot the area they are located. raise everything from llamas to Arabian horses. Temperatures run about ten degrees cooler than Colorado Springs, the growing season is about a month shorter and the area receives more moisture, especially in the winter. Residents enjoy miles of trails in the rolling, wooded hills of Fox Run and Black Forest Regional Parks. At the same time, Black Forest is only fifteen minutes from the malls and shopping centers located in the northern part of Colorado Springs. Black Forest’s quality of life is reflected in its good schools, spectacular homesteads, unlimited recreation… with a little wilderness thrown in for good measure.
Woodmoor & Gleneagle Woodmoor Median List Home Price: $500,000 (2019) Median Income: $115,000 Population: Approx. 9,000
Gleneagle Median List Home Price: $437,000 (2019) Median Income: $108,000 Population: 6,700
Woodmoor and Gleneagle are unincorporated communities in the Tri-Lakes area. Woodmoor is on the east side of I-25 at exit 161. Gleneagle is just south of Monument along I-25 adjacent to the Air Force Academy. As growth has migrated north for Colorado Springs an explosion of new housing developments has made Woodmoor a very popular address in the Pikes Peak Region. Wooded lots, tennis clubs and championship golf courses are featured in many of the communities. Area schools have kept pace with growth while establishing a reputation for quality. With plentiful recreation and nearby shopping, commercial and medical services Woodmoor and Gleneagle are one of the hottest tickets in town. Woodmoor Improvement Association 1691 Woodmoor Dr. • Monument 80132 488-2693 • www.woodmoor.org Gleneagle North Homeowners Association P.O. Box 1922 • Monument 80132 488-5883 • www.gnhoa.com
Gleneagle Civic Association P.O. Box 31 • Monument 80132 www.gleneaglehoa.org 387-1524
town of MonuMent - addendum Area: 4.6 square miles Government: Statutory– Board of Trustees and Manager. Median Home Sale Price: Monument: $440,000 (2019) Average Household Income: $ 134,000 Economic Base: Diverse blend of rural, residential, retail and light industry. Library: Pikes Peak Library District Monument Branch,1706 Lake Woodmoor, 488-2370, www.ppld.org. Local Newspaper: Tri Lakes Tribune, 481-3423, Monument Newsletter Online @ townofmonument.org Location: North of Colorado Springs along I-25 at the base of the Rampart Range. Medical Services: Tri-Lakes Health Pavilion (Centura Health) Memorial and Penrose-St. Francis Hospitals. (See Health Care) Parks & Recreation: Limbach Park, Dirty Woman Creek Park, Lavelett Park, Concerts in the Park, Sculpture garden, Community garden, , Monument Lake, Monument Rock, Monument Creek Trail Population: 7,368 (2018) Post Offices: 545 3rd St., Monument, 719-488-5878; 1-800-ASK-USPS for all. Protection: 911 Emergency. Police 481-3253, Tri-Lakes/ Monument Fire Department 484-0911. Schools: Lewis Palmer School District 38 (See School Chart) Tax Rate: 3.00% City of Monument, 1.23% County, 2.9% State, Total 7.13%. Utilities: Black Hills Energy (gas) 888-890-5554, Mountain View Electric 719-495-2283 (Falcon Office) Comcast supplies cable. (See Basics) Monument Water Department 719-424-0846 Monument Sanitation District 719-481-4886 Monument Town Hall 645 Beacon Lite Rd. • Monument 80132 • 719-481-2954 www.townofmonument.org Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street • P.O. Box 147 • Monument 80132 719-481-3282 • www.trilakeschamber.com
Monument Monument is a swiftly growing town located at the base of the Rampart Range. Monument is bordered by Pike National Forest on the west, Colorado Springs and the United States Air Force Academy on the south, the City of Castle Rock on the north and rolling plains to the east. Residents enjoy recreational hiking and biking trails, fishing and other outdoor amenities.
Once home to potato farming and ice harvesting, the town has grown to a community filled with small businesses, convenient retail centers, excellent schools, art and history.
Monument enjoys unique galleries and boutiques, restaurants and business offices. During the holiday season the area is a favorite stop for locals and tourists to enjoy celebrations such as Small Town Christmas and arts and craft fairs. Summer finds the town filled with beautiful flowers, Art Hop events, a huge 4th of July Celebration, Concerts in the Park and several family summer activities.
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Fountain Valley is about ten miles south of Colorado Springs and thirty miles north of Pueblo. Fountain is the only incorporated city in the valley. Widefield and Security are high density housing developments. All three are neighbors of Fort Carson, one of the youngest posts of the U.S. Army. The growth of Fort Carson has had a profound positive impact on the valley. New housing, businesses and retail opportunities keep sprouting up all over the area adding to an already bustling community. People like living in Fountain Valley because of the great schools, small town charm, affordability and proximity to big city amenities.
Fountain Average Household Income: $63,000 Population: 32,066 Housing: $261,000 (2019) With its front-range vista, Fountain enjoys long stretches of sunny days and mild temperatures. The community has coupled the wide-open character of its old west roots with responsible planning for measured growth and infrastructure development. Its mission is to build a sustainable community that is not only focused on the future but on preservation of its beautiful historical landscape. Fountain is one of the few remaining places where housing is not only affordable but offers a selection from planned neighborhoods with distinctive charm to open acreage for custom homes and “ranch style” living. With a strong military presence in the area, the community has a high commitment to education. Fountain- Fort Carson District 8 school system has received many awards, including the “Leadership in Learning Award” for student achievement. The community also strives to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit through small business development and support of the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about this All-American City log on to www.fountaincolorado.org.
Security & Widefield Average Household Income: $67,000 Population: 38,000 (2017) Housing: Security and Widefield $260,000 (2019) Security was established in 1953 and was named to make prospective residents feel safe. Widefield started in the mid-60’s when Widefield Homes began construction of this community. Security/Widefield comprise the largest unincorporated area in Colorado with growth projections that could potentially triple the numbers of homesteads over the next 20 years. Widefield School District 3 serves Security/Widefield and takes on several key functions normally performed by municipal governments. The school district manages the Community Center (Widefield Community Education and Recreation Services), oversees the Security Public Library and has built trails and parks in the area for the citizens of the school district. Its students enjoy a wide variety of curriculum choices in up to date facilities with low student/teacher ratios. Planning for the district is a key component of success as it positions itself to meet the demands that come with the future growth expectations.
Falcon & Peyton
Falcon and Peyton are also areas of Colorado Springs that have been on an accelerated growth curve as people leave the “city” for more of the quiet life. With a horizon that stretches as far as the eye can see topography is one of rolling grasslands dotted with densely treed areas. Falcon and Peyton capture the hearts of those wanting to live on the open range, but with all the modern amenities nearby. Large scale communities like Meridian Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch are helping to fuel the fast-paced growth. Quality schools and varied education options and commercial development have kept pace with the growing population. Active consideration to incorporate Falcon as a city was defeated in a 2007 vote. Peyton is a census designated place (CDP). Both communities share the same zip code.
Stunning views of Pikes Peak from Meridian Ranch. MeridianRanch.com Photo Credit: TJ Romero // Architectural Storytelling
Military has a major presence in Colorado Springs with five major installations calling it home. This has led to a thriving defense industry which is the cornerstone of Colorado Springs’ economy. This military presence has had a major impact on shaping the “personality” of Colorado Springs.
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Schriever air force Base
Located east of Colorado Springs and adjacent to the Colorado Springs Airport off US Highway 24, Peterson AFB traces its roots to the Colorado Springs Army Air Base established on May 6, 1942. On December 13, 1942, it was renamed Peterson Army Air Base in memory of 1st Lt. Edward Peterson who was killed during takeoff from the base on a training mission. Known as Pete Field the base served at varying times as a training site for photo reconnaissance, bomber, and fighter missions.
Schriever Air Force Base is one of the newest bases in the United States. It is a satellite-control facility 12 miles East of Colorado Springs. In addition to being home to the 50th Space Wing, proudly called the “Master of Space,” it is also home to the Space Innovation and Development Center, the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s Joint National Integration Center, the 310th Space Group and other tenant units.
Today, it is home to the 21st Space Wing who provides missile warning and space control to unified commanders and combat forces worldwide. The 21st Space Wing is also the most geographically dispersed Wing in the Air Force with members located in over 20 units spread through many countries. Team Pete is hosted by the 21st Space Wing who supports over 50 tenant units, including the 302nd Airlift Wing (reserve), as well as several headquarters including Air Force Space Command, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command and Army Strategic Command. Sharing a flight line with the City of Colorado Springs allows Peterson AFB personnel to work closely with the City to ensure vital services are available when the mission requires it. The 302nd is the only Air Force Reserve wing with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) to aid in fighting wildfires. The fire department and Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams are also available to the Airport at any time. More information about Peterson AFB can be found at their website, www.peterson.af.mil
The 50th Space Wing’s motto comes from its heritage origin: The World War I 50th Fighter Group, from the 50th Tactical Fighter Wing in Hahn Air Base, Germany, which later transitioned to Colorado Springs under the title of Falcon Air Force Station. In June 1988, Falcon Air Force Station was designated Falcon Air Force Base. Then, on January 30, 1992, the 2nd Space Wing was inactivated and the 50th Space Wing took its place. On June 5, 1998, Falcon Air Force Base was renamed Schriever Air Force Base in honor of retired Gen. Bernard A. Schriever, who pioneered development of the nation’s ballistic missile programs. Schriever Air Force Base is the only Air Force base that has been named after a person who was living at the time. Gen. Schriever died June 20, 2005. Today, the 50th Space Wing operates remote tracking stations, satellite operations centers and other command and control facilities around the world. These facilities monitor satellites during launch, put the satellites in their proper orbits following launch, monitor and control the satellites while they are in orbit, fix satellite anomalies when they occur and dispose of satellites when they reach the end of their useful life. The 50th Space Wing controls a worldwide network of military satellite tracking stations; making Schriever the Department of Defense’s primary military space systems control facility. Additionally, Schriever is unique as one of the few Air Force bases to be without a flight line or aircraft flying missions and still contain more than 9,000 personnel. www.schriever.af.mil
united States air force academy Authorized in 1954, the United States Air Force Academy came to Colorado in 1955 at Lowry Air Force Base in Denver. At the same time construction began in Colorado Springs on the permanent site of the Academy, which was occupied by the wing of cadets in 1958. As the training ground for tomorrow’s Air Force leaders the scenic 18,000-acre campus doubles as university and boot camp. Each year approximately 10,000 men and women vie for the 1,000 slots available for entering freshman. There are 4,000 cadets attending the academy. While many cities in the United States support colleges and universities or have military bases within their boundaries only a few have a facility that combines the unique attributes of both into one. The Academy has become a well-known landmark of Colorado Springs and a reliable contributor to the quality of life shared by all in the Pikes Peak region. With its “Commitment to Excellence” the United States Air Force Academy enjoys a rich history with its host community and looks forward to meeting the challenges of the future through the accomplishments of its cadets. www.usafa.mil
Cheyenne Mountain air force Station Cheyenne Mountain had its origins in the Cold War as a high-tech underground complex that housed the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). NORAD provided early warning radar protection from aircraft, missiles and space vehicle threats directed at the United States and Canada. Since the end of the Cold War activities have not diminished at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, but have evolved to meet the realities of a changing world. The 4.5 acre, 15 steel building complex, constructed in tunnels and chambers cut into Cheyenne Mountain’s rock hosted four commands: North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). It was the central collection and coordination center for a worldwide system of satellites, radars and sensors that provide early warning of any missile, air or space threat to North America. It is also the focal point for air defense operations that would counter air, missile or space attacks on the continent. Cheyenne Mountain is a unique facility apart from the fact that it is over 2,000 feet underground, has 25-ton blast doors to protect it from nuclear attack and is essentially a city built on springs that allows it to move up to 12 inches in any direction. It is a joint and bi-national command that is made up of personnel from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces, with command centers staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recently, certain commands stationed at Cheyenne Mountain were shifted to Peterson Air Force Base. Cheyenne Mountain still has several ongoing missions and is available for use in critical emergencies. www.cheyenne.af.mil
fort Carson As one of the Army's youngest installations, Fort Carson – The Mountain Post - sits on 137,000 acres just south of Colorado Springs. It owns an additional 236,000 acre training site in southeastern Colorado. Fort Carson is the state's 2nd largest employee and accounts for $2.2 billion economic impact in El Paso County. Named after the famous frontiersman, Kit Carson, the fort was established in 1942, three weeks after Pearl Harbor. Currently the post has a population of 24,000 active duty military and is served by over 3,300 civilian employees. The post has been home to nine different divisions and a number of smaller units since its creation in 1942. At present, Fort Carson is the home of the 4th Infantry Division, the Army's most balanced division with light infantry, armored, Stryker, aviation and sustainment brigades. The "Ivy" Division is celebrating its centennial December 10, 2017. Throughout the years, the mission of Fort Carson has remained as it was in the past - training troops to be combat ready. It's extensive on post training range areas and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site provide ideal facilities for large force-on-force maneuver training and live fire training. In 1995, the troops of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) moved to Fort Carson. In 1999, Fort Carson became the headquarters for the 7th Infantry Division, which is in charge of training National Guard personnel. It was also home to the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment that deployed in 2003 in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. In 2006, the 3rd ACR left Fort Carson for Fort Hood, Texas. In 2009, 4th Infantry Division once again took up residency at the Mountain Post. Additional changes are always underway at the fort but it is safe to say that Fort Carson will continue to have a significant impact on Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. http://www.carson.army.mil
Veterans and Military Resources Sponsored by:
Education and Employment Assistance
Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC Chief Defense Development Officer.………………………………………719-575-4325 coloradospringschamberedc.com
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center 530 Communications Cir., Colorado Springs 80905 www.veteranscenter.org ………………………………(719) 772-7000
Peak Military Care Network 1257 Lake Plaza Dr. #220.…………………………………719-577-7417 www.pmcn.org Connects service members, veterans and family members with wide variety of resouces.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center 1675 Garden of the Gods, Ste 1107.………………………719-667-3700 www. ppwfc.org Workshops and labs covering resumes, interviews, computer skills, job searches. Calendar posted online.
SCORE Chapter 26 Counseling………..…www.coloradosprings.score.org 3 Locations, one website. • Catalyst Campus 559 E. Pikes Peak, Ste. 100.……………………………719-636-3074 • Monument/Tri Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street.………………………………………719-481-3282
Women in Defense - Rocky Mountain Chapter P.O. Box 76403, Colorado Springs 80970 www.rockymountainwid.org Professional development and networking, community outreach, and mentoring. Membership applications online.
United States Department of Veterans Affairs www.benefits.va.gov…………………………………………800-827-1000 Information about education, training and GI Bill.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITy CONTACTS Colorado State University - Pueblo Military and Veterans Success Center
www.csupueblo.edu • 719-549-2910
Pikes Peak Communty College Department of Military and Veterans Programs
www.ppcc.edu • 719-502-4100 Locations, placement testing, degrees and programs are online. There is an active Student Veterans Organization on campus.
Regis University Coloardo Springs Veteran Resource Center
www.regis.edu • 303-964-5354
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Office of Veteran and Military Affairs @ McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center
www.uccs.edu • 719-255-3253 For detaile services and benefits provided, log-on to website.
Veterans and Military Resourcs Health and Human Services
www.tricare-west.com..……….….………………………844-866-WEST Healthcare plans and enrollment
PFC Floyd Lindstrom Outpatient Clinic
www.militaryonesource.mil .………………………………800-342-9647 Department of Defense website provides information about facilities, benefits and services, the Wounded Warrior program, and relocation.
www.cedarspringssbhs.com 2135 Southgate Rd., Colorado Springs 80906.………….719-633-4114 www.denver.va.gov 3141 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs 80907…………719-327-5660
Colorado Springs Veterans Center
602 S. Nevada, Colorado Springs 80903..………………719-471-9992
Crawford House (Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition)
www.cvrcforvets.org 415 S. Weber, Colorado Springs 80903.…………………719-477-1639 Provides safe emergency housing through referrals.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) • Chapter 26 Knob Hill 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. (meeting location)………………719-480-0878 • Jessie Martinez #50 1830 N. Academy Blvd. (meeting location)………………719-640-5202 • DAV Service Center (claims & benefits) 660 Southpointe Ct., Ste. 316……………………………719-785-4164
Military One Source
Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center
530 Communications Cir. Ste. 114, Colorado Springs 80905 www.veteranscenter.org..…………………………………719-772-7000 Provides wide-range of programs and services for veterans, military and their families in transition.
National Resource Directory
www.nrd.gov Connects wounded warriors service members, veterans, families and caregivers. • Veterans and Military Crisis Line…………………………800-273-8255 • Caregiver Support Line…………………………………..855-260-3274 • Wounded Warriors Resource Center……………………800-342-9647 • Homeless Veterans………………………………………..877-424-3838
Nurse Advice Line
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week……………………..…1-800-TRICARE 874-2273
Peterson Air Force Base Health Clinic
El Paso County Veterans Services
www.airforcemedicine.af.mil 559 Vincent St. Bldg 959…………………………………..……556-1060
Evans Community Hospital (Fort Carson)
www.pikespeaksuicideprevention.org 704 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.…………..……719-573-7447 24/7 Crisis Line……………………………………………….844-493-8255 Support groups for adults, children, family members, and friends available.
www.communityservices.elpasoco.com 5850 Championship View, Ste. 130, Colorado Springs 80902…719-520-7750 www.evans.amedd.army.mil 1650 Cochrane Circle, Ft. Carson 80913……………………719-526-7000
Military Health System - Tricare - West
Cedar Springs Hospital
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention
www.stablestrides.org 13620 Halleluiah Tr., Elbert, CO 80106………………..……719-495-3908 “Operation Mack-Healing With Horses” this program is designed for the special rehabilitation needs of military personnel recovering from injuries such as traumatic brain, amputation, and PTSD. The objectives are based on each riders individual needs.
REWARDING MILITARY PERSONNEL WITH A SPECIAL DISCOUNT
Schriever Air Force Base Health Clinic
www.schriever.af.mil 220 Falcon Pkwy…………………………………………...719-524-2273 Health and Wellness Center………………………………..719-567-3752 Airman and Family Readiness Center…………………...719-567-3920
Call me to learn more today!
Teller County Veterans Services
www.teller.co.us 800 Research Drive, Ste. 230 • Woodland Park 80863…719-686-5526
Meider Insurance Agency Your Local Agent
The Home Front Cares
4444 Barnes Rd Ste 240 Colorado Springs, CO 80917 farmersagent.com/hmeider
www.thehomefrontcares.org 1120 N. Circle, Ste. 230, Colorado Springs 80909….(office) 719-434-1407 Provides emergency grant money for essential expenses and referral services to those needing counseling or other support.
The Independence Center
www.theindependencecenter.org 729 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903…………………...719-471-8181 Independent living services and programs for those choosing to stay in their own homes.
U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital
www.airforcemedicine.af.mil 4102 Pinion Dr., Air Force Academy 80840………………... 719-333-5111
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Health Care…………………………………………………877-222-8387 Life Insurance………………………………………………800-419-1473 Pensions for Beneficiaries.……………………………….877-294-6380 Disability Insurance, Education, Home Loans………….800-827-1000 www.benefits.va.gov Downloadable applications for a wide variety of benefits including pensions, home loans, educational, and life insurance.
Fort Carson Connections Citizen Soldier
P.O. Box 12687, Colorado Springs 80902 www.citizensoldierconnection.org…………………….….423-333-4431 Connects soldiers and their families with volunteers in the community, providing a support network.
Fort Carson Child, youth and School Services (CyS)
1590 Prussman Blvd, Bldg 1518, Fort Carson www.carson.armymwr.com 719-526-1101, Military DSN 312-691-1101
Fort Carson Army Wellness Center
News Sources Colorado Springs Military News Group………………….719-634-5905 www.csmng.com • The Mountaineer (Ft. Carson) • Schriever Sentinel (Schriever Air Force Base) • Space Observer (Peterson Air Force Base)
www.veteranstoday.com Military and Foreign Affairs online journal
The Veteran’s Voice
888-826-3215 • www.theveteransvoice.com Online and published 6 times a year
Stars and Stripes
www.stripes.com Department of Defense authorized daily newspaper with home delivery or mail subscriptions available based on location.
Sightline Media Group
800-408-0030 Online and print subscriptions available. • Air Force Times - www.airforcetimes.com • Army Times - www.armytimes.com • Military Times - www.militarytimes.com
Online news for all military branches.
632-5511 or 866-632-NEWS Online publication by the Gazette
1891 Prussman Blvd, Bldg. 1843, Fort Carson www.evans.amedd.army.mil…………………719-526-3887, DSN 691-3887
Associations and Posts
Disabled American Veterans - Transition Office
www.coloradolegion.org There are active posts in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Monument and Palmer Lake, Cripple Creek and Divide, and Woodland Park.
1626 O’Connell Blvd., Bldg. 813 Room 331, Fort Carson www.dav.org .……………………………………………...719-524-2346
Pikes Peak Council of Governments
American Legion Posts
The Enlisted Association
Fort Carson Regional Growth Plan and Joint Land Use Study www.ppacg.org .……………………………………………719-471-7080 Data and maps.
www.trea.org Log on for Chapter information, locations, and various phone numbers.
Veterans Benefits Administration
vfwco.org There are numerous posts throughout the Colorado Springs area.
Intake site for all military bases 1626 O’Connell Bldg. 813, 3rd Floor, Fort Carson……...719-526-1818
Department of Colorado - VFW
The quality of education plays a significant role in establishing the reputation of a community. Colorado Springs’ commitment to excellence in education is reflected through the number of choices and exceptional value of its public and private schools, colleges and universities.
P U B L IC S C HO OL DI S T R IC T S I N C O L O R A D O S P R I N G S SCHOOL DISTRICT, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, WEBSITE
1110 Chapel Hills Dr. 719-234-1200 Colorado Springs 80920
Rockrimmon, Briargate, Peregrine, Air Force Academy, Glen Eagle, Pine Creek, Wolf Ranch, Flying Horse, Black Forest, Woodland Hills, Cordero, Interquest
Online Learning, AP and Honors, college pathways career tech, gifted/talented, IB* for K-12.
Cheyenne Mountain District 12 1775 LaClede St. 719-475-6100 www.cmsd.k12.co.us Colorado Springs 80905
Broadmoor, Cheyenne Canyon, Skyway Park, Broadmoor Bluffs, Broadmoor Glen, Stratton Preserve
Numerous AP and Honors classes, gifted/talented, career tech and college class enrollment.
Colorado Springs District 11 www.d11.org
1115 N. El Paso St. 719-520-2000 Colorado Springs 80903
IB* program, numerous AP and Honors classes, ESL, magnet schools, Gifted & Talented, full day K.
Cripple Creek Victor RE-1 www.ccvschools.com
410 North B St. Cripple Creek 80813
AP classes, tutoring, free health care, headstart, tech lab. Falcon District 49 www.d49.org
10850 E. Woodman Rd. Peyton 80831
10665 Jimmy Camp Rd. Fountain 80817
Northeast Colorado Springs and Falcon Area
Fountain, Fort Carson, Rock Creek Twp.
Numerous AP/Honors classes, gifted/talented, AP Leadership Academy, science resource center.
146 N. Jefferson 719-488-4700 P.O. Box 40, Monument 80132
Honors and AP classes, gifted/talented program, area career -tech with Pikes Peak Community College, extensive art/theater courses.
Manitou Springs District 14 www.mssd14.org
405 El Monte Place Manitou Springs 80829
I-PAD program, honors, vo-tech, gifted/talented, fine arts program Widefield District 3 www.wsd3.org
Woodland Park RE-2 wpsdk12.org
155 Panther Way Woodland Park 80863
AP & Honors classes, career tech, concurrent college classes, online program A
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Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant
1820 Main St. 719-391-3000 Security, Widefield, part of Fountain, 1c Colorado Springs and other rural areas. Colorado Springs 80911
Numerous AP/Honors classes, dual credit thru UCCS & UCD, career/tech ed. pathways, K-12 online program
1117 Manitou Springs, Cedar Heights, Crystal Park, Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls
950 North El Paso County, incld. Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Black Forest
971 South & Southeast Colorado Springs
1060 Harrison Rd. 719-579-2000 Colorado Springs 80905
Lewis Palmer District 38 www.lewispalmer.org
968 Cripple Creek, Victor, and SW Teller County
1181 Gold Camp Hills, Ivy Wild, Rustic Hills, Mountain Shadows, Norwood, Wagon Trails, Old Colorado City
AP and Honors classes, college classes through PPCC and CSU-Pueblo, area vo-tech program. Harrison District 2 www.hsd2.org
AP and Honors, Gifted/Talented, Career Tech thru PPCC, IB* program.
Fountain Fort Carson District 8 www.ffc8.org
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SPECIAL OFFERINGS Academy District 20 www.asd20.org
Includes variety of night, online and digital learning opportunties Alternative High School and Blended Learning grades 1 – 12 F Home School Enrichment Academy K-8 grade Mountain Vista Home School Academy and Career and Technology G Middle/High School and K-12 Campus C K-8 Charter School, Pre-school-8th gr. “Innovation” School and Alternative High School D Home school curriculum and “cottage school” enrichment. IB International Baccalaureate Note: Some charters have numerous campuses but we give it 1 school count. Many are not full K-12 programs. (Colorado League of Charter Schools, www.coloradoleague.org) *Funding information can be found at: www.cde.state.co.us B
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Colleges & Universities Colorado Christian University Southern Colorado Regional Center (Adult & Graduate Studies) 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 105 Colorado Springs 80920 719-867-5817 • www.ccu.edu
Colorado College 14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs 80903 719-389-6000 • www.coloradocollege.edu
Colorado State University-Pueblo Main Office: Visitor and Transfer Center 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, Colorado 81001 719-549-2100 • www.colostate-pueblo.edu • 2864 S. Circle Drive 719-442-2264 • Fort Carson: 719-526-2509
Colorado Technical University 4435 N. Chestnut St. Colorado Springs 80907 855-230-0555 www.coloradotech.edu
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1661 O’Connell Blvd. 1012, Rm. 237 - 239 Fort Carson • 719-576-6858 www.worldwide.erau.edu
Nazarene Bible College 1111 Academy Park Loop Colorado Springs 80910 719-884-5000 • www.nbc.edu
Pikes Peak Community College 719-502-2000 • 800-456-6847 www.ppcc.edu • Centennial Campus 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906
Webster University University of Northern Colorado Visitors Center in the Campus Commons 1051 22nd St., Greeley, Colorado, 80639 970-351-2881 • www.unco.edu
• Colorado Springs Center 12320 Oracle Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 (719) 661-7947
www.webster.edu • Colorado Springs Metro Campus 5475 Tech Center Dr., Suite 110 Colorado Springs 80919 719-590-7340 • Peterson AFB Education Center 201 W. Stewart Ave., Bldg. 1171, Ste. 106 Peterson AFB 80914 719-574-7562
• Rampart Range Campus 2070 Interquest Pkwy. Colorado Springs 80921 • Downtown Studio Campus 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80903
• Peterson AFB or Fort Carson – Peterson – 719-502-4300 Fort Carson – 719-502-4200 • Numerous off-campus locations for technical and commuity education
Regis University 7450 Campus Dr., Suite 100 Colorado Springs 80920 800-568-8932 • www.regis.edu
U.S. Air Force Academy HQUSAFA/RRS 2304 Cadet Dr., Suite 2300 USAF Academy, CO 80840 719-333-2520 • 800-443-9266 DSN 333-2520 www.academyadmissions.com
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 1420 Austin Bluffs Hwy. Colorado Springs 80918 719-255-8227 or 800-990-UCCS www.uccs.edu
Things to Do... Places to See
May Natural History Museum (The “Bug” Museum) Approximately 7,000 invertebrates from the world’s tropical climates are displayed, including unusual butterflies, 9” beetles and 16” stick insects. The Museum of Space Exploration is also on site. Located at 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd., south of the city. Open May thru September. 576-0450, www.coloradospringsbugmuseum.com
Wherever you are in the Pikes Peak Area you’re sure to be close to Miramont Castle one of its many attractions. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or Constructed in 1895 for a French priest, the castle features nine science, indoor or outdoor activity, fully active or mostly passive, styles of architecture using local stone and wood. It is dedicated to preserving the Victorian heritage of the area. Closed Mondays Septhere is always something to do, somewhere to visit, some place tember thru May. Open daily Memorial Day thru Labor Day. 9 Capitol to call your favorite. Be sure to check for hours and fees before Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011,www.miramontcastle.org. you go because they’re subject to change, especially the Money Museum The largest collection in the U.S. dedicated to the art, history and science of more seasonal venues. But most of all -
MAKE SURE YOU GO!
Cripple Creek District Museum Located in five historic buildings, there is much to see; two Victorian apartments, log cabins, machinery, tools, extensive mineral collection, bookstore and gift shop. 5th and Bennett Ave., 689-9540, www.cripplecreekmuseum.com Outlaws and Lawman Jail Museum Visit the old Teller County Jail, with cells intact, and get a feel for the raucous outlaw days of the wild west and see how the troublemakers ended up and get a glimpse of the men in charge of keeping the peace. Located on Bennett Ave. at A Street in Cripple Creek. 689-6556. Follow on Facebook. Dr. Lester L. Williams Fire Museum This museum of extensive memorabilia is located in the Springs Fire Operations Center. Open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., weekends by appointment only. 375 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, 719-3855950, www.williamsfiremuseum.com Fine Arts Center at Colorado College One of the first facilities to house both the visual and performing arts, the Center contains two unique museum collections, a theater for performing arts, the Bemis School of Art with art classes for children and adults, library, restaurant and museum shop. Admission for non-members; entrance to gift shop is free. The shop features authentic Native American pottery, baskets and jewelry, Hispanic artwork and a selection of books and cards. At the corner of Dale and Cascade Ave., 634-5581, www.fac.coloradocollege.edu. Closed Mondays. Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Exhibits and programs at two locations: Marie Walsh Sharpe GOCA in the Ent Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., and in the Plaza of the Rockies, 121 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs. 255-3232, www.galleryuccs.org. Ghost Town Museum This authentic preservation of an Old West town 100 years ago has earned many awards and national recognition. Complete with shops, blacksmith, saloon, livery stables and a chance to pan for gold! Call the museum for hours and admission fee. Located at 400 S. 21st Street, 634-0696, www.ghosttownmuseum.com McAllister House Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, this English cottage built in 1873 houses a museum, small gift shop, and carriage house on site. 423 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 719-635-7925, www.mcallisterhouse.org 30
money. Exhibits of gold and silver coins, tokens, medals and paper money from ancient to modern times. Closed Sunday and Monday. 818 N. Cascade, on the campus of Colorado College. 800-367-9723, www.money.org
Museum of Colorado Prisons 32 cells filled with exhibits including life size models; explores the history of Colorado corrections. 201 N. 1st Street, Canon City, www.prisonmuseum.org, 719-269-3015 Pikes Peak Streetcar Museum and Restoration Shop Dedicated to the local history of the regions trains and trolley cars featuring an 1888 Rock Island Roundhouse, D&RGW narrow gauge railroad sleeper restoration, original street cars and rides. 2333 Steel Drive, Colorado Springs, 719-475-9508, www.coloradospringstrolleys.com Old Colorado City Historical Society and History Center A church built in the 1890’s houses artifacts, photos, research library and gift shop that tell the story of the people and businesses that founded early El Paso County. Programs and tours are offered. Located at 1 S. 24th St. Call for hours. 636-1225, www.occhs.org Old Homestead House Museum Owned by Pearl DeVere, this was the most expensive brothel in town; rumor has it she charged $250.00 a night and got it! Guided tour of nine historic rooms - open daily May - October. 353 Meyers Ave., Cripple Creek, www.oldhomesteadhouse.com, 689-9090 Penrose Heritage Museum 8,500 sq. ft., adjacent to Broadmoor Hall, houses numerous carriages, 1920’s racecars, a 1928 Cadillac limousine, and a 1906 Renault, along with many antiques and artifacts. Open daily. No admission charge. 11 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-577-7065, www.elpomar.org Pioneers Museum Built in 1903 as the El Paso County Courthouse, the neoclassical building is the principal museum of the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. 215 S. Tejon St. No charge. Tues - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 385-5990. Visit our website at www.cspm.org Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy Depicts the history of the cowboy who created rodeo, America‘s original sport. Self-guided tours include tracing the evolution of modern rodeo; Wild West Show exhibit; rodeo sculptures & artwork; and the main Hall of Champions, displaying trophies and winnings of rodeo’s world champions. Hours vary seasonally, call or visit online for current hours of operation. I-25 at Exit 148. 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764, www.prorodeohalloffame.com. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center Housed in a great building, it’s all about education, science, exhibits and even a “dino” store. Located at 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820, www.rmdrc.com. Simpich Showcase Marionette (puppet) theatre, doll museum and shop, and art gallery. 2413 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs 80904, 719-465-2492, www.simpich.com The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum A large collection of Harley-Davidsons (1913 thru 1983) Excelsior, Indian, Japanese and military cycles and other memorabilia. 5867 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. 719-487-8005, www.themotorcyclemuseum.com
is Colorado Springs’ third largest industry, contributing over Victor Lowell Thomas Museum $1 billion into the local economy Housed in an original building circa 1899, two floors of exhibits and employing over 17,000 people. depict the city from its beginning to the heydays of gold mining. The tour Fifty major attractions in the Pikes includes panning for real gold. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Peak region attract six million Day (call for off-season hours). Gift shop. Third and Victor Streets, Victor, 689-5509, www.victorcolorado.com visitors each year, with Garden of the Gods being the Western Museum of Mining & Industry Guided tours of gold and silver mining. Learn to pan for gold. Exhibits #1 destination. include machinery used in early hard rock mining with demonstrations. Open Monday-Saturday. 225 North Gate Blvd., I-25 at Exit 156A, across from U.S. Air Force Academy. Call 488-0880, www.wmmi.org.
World Figure Skating Hall of Fame & Museum Honors national and international skaters and features artifacts, costumes, national and international med als and trophies. Open year round, Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., call for Saturday hours “in season”. 20 First Street, 635-5200, www.worldskatingmuseum.org. 31
Colorado Springs Chorale For over 60 years, the Chorale has performed around the area. Log on for auditions, concert info and special events. Offices: First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. in Colorado Springs. 634-3737, www.cschorale.org
Air Force Academy Built along the base of the majestic Rampart Range, this is one of Colorado’s most popular destinations for visitors The elite four-year military institution has a variety of areas open to the public including the Cadet Chapel, concerts at Arnold Hall, Falcon Stadium, and a visitors center. Call 333-2025 to confirm hours of operation. I-25 at Exit 156B (North Gate Blvd.), www.usafa.af.mil.
Catamount Institute / Beidleman Environmental Center Located in Sondermann Park, this field campus offers camping, educational programs, hiking, workshops, tobogganing, tracking and more. Open to all nature lovers! For more information call the center at 471-0910 or visit online at www.catamountinstitute.org. Cave of the Winds Travel deep into the Rocky Mountains. Guided 7/8 mile tour takes you through millions of years of geological history. View stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, plus many other cave formations. Also features aerial “dive” into the canyon, tram ride and family friendly challenge course. Six miles west off Hwy 24 in Manitou Springs, 685-5444, www.caveofthewinds.com. The Chamber Orchestra of Colorado Springs The orchestra performs five concerts at different locations with nationally renowned professional guest artists. P.O. Box 7911, Colorado Springs 80933. Call 633-3649 for concert locations. www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org Cheyenne Mountain Zoo As America’s only mountain zoo, ranked 6th in the U.S., the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is uniquely suited to showcase Colorado wildlife in its natural setting. The Rocky Mountain Wild exhibit complex connects visitors with the heritage of the Rocky Mountain Region. Discover more than 30 endangered animals and interact with one of the countries largest giraffe herds. Also at the Zoo is the Mountaineer Sky Ride, an open-air, chairlift that provides spectacular views of Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs and the Zoo. The ride is available with or without admission to the Zoo and is only $5. Open daily. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., 633-9925, www.cmzoo.org. 32
Cripple Creek & Victor sy Narrow Gauge Railroad of Enjoy unobstructed views from open cars VisitC O and interesting narrations about gold mines and S.com trestles as you travel to Anaconda, a nearby deserted mining camp. Runs daily, Memorial Day-October, 520 E. Carr Street, Cripple Creek, Call 689-2640 for information or visit at www.cripplecreekrailroad.com. rte ou
Butte Theater Produced with the Mountain Repertory Theatre Performances include the classic Victorian Melodrama, Shakespeare, comedies, mysteries, and musicals. 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Box Office: 689-6402, www.buttetheater.com
Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center Shelter for rescued wolves, foxes and coyotes. Public welcome for educational tours. Located off Hwy. 24 (two miles west of Divide) on Twin Rocks Road, 687-9742, www.wolfeducation.org.
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The Broadmoor One of the country’s finest resorts, The Broadmoor was built in 1918 as a grand hotel and for years has enjoyed a Mobile 5-star and AAA 5 Diamond rating. Offers 54 holes of golf, bowling, tennis, swimming, movies, numerous restaurants, fly fishing, zipline, and horseback riding. Located at One Lake Avenue, 577-5775, www.broadmoor.com.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic Performs classics, pops, family and holiday concerts at the Ent Center for the Arts and Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Call 575-9632 with questions. www.csphilharmonic.org.
Ent Center for the Arts This 92,000 sq. ft. performing and visual arts complex is located on the campus of the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs. It is designed to be a multi-venue artistic hub for the community. Artists series, gallery shows and theatre productions are online at uccspresents.org. 5225 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs. 719-255-3232 Fine Arts Center (FAC) Theatre Company This award winning company offers a full season of muscials, comedies and dramas on two stages. Comprehensive professional training is offered for ages 5 - adult. 30 W. Dale St., Colorado Springs. Box Office: 634-5583, www.fac.coloradocollege.edu Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument Just west of Divide, this area provides a fascinating look into the distant past. Enjoy interpretive exhibits, a Visitor’s Center and trails for summer and winter activities. Administered by the National Park Service. Admission. Open daily. 15807 Teller County Road One, 748-3253. Garden of the Gods Park Natural park of 1,300 acres containing massive formations of red sandstone, including Gate way Rocks, Balanced Rock, and the Cathedral Spires. There are nature walks, foot and horse trails, and pic nicking. Visitors Center features exhibits, gift and coffee shops. Open daily. 1805 N. 30th St. (at Gateway Road), 634-6666, www.gardenofgods.com. Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theatre 444 Ruxton Ave. in Manitou Springs. Call 685-5104 for hours & ticket prices.www.ironspringschateau.com Millibou Art Theatre (MAT) Award winning community theatre for everyone from 3 to 93. Classes and camps available. 1626 S. Tejon Street in Colorado Springs. Call 465-6321 (tickets), www.themat.org.
Manitou Cliff Dwellings First opened to the public in 1906 and built more than 700 years ago, these authentic Anasazi dwellings allow you to roam inside the architectural marvels of the American Indians that inhabited the southwest from 1200 B.C.-1300 A.D. A pueblo-style building houses the museum and gift shop. Open seven days a week, call for seasonal hours. 10 Cliff Dwellings Rd. Located five miles west of I-25 off Hwy. 24 in Manitou Springs. 685-5242, www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com. Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine The United States’ only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour complete with viewing areas, air powered tram-air locomotive and mineral display. Discovered in 1891, it is maintained as a mineable property. Continual updates are being made including crosscut tunnels to enhance the experience. Admission fee. Open May - September, call for specifics. Group tours available year round. 9388 Hwy. 67 in Cripple Creek. 689-2466, www.goldminetours.com. North Cheyenne Canon Park The oldest city park in Colorado Springs, located on N. Cheyenne Canon Road, it is cut 1,000 feet deep into 1.5 billion year old granite. Outstanding plant and animal life abound. Guided hike and general trail information, including lengths and descriptions of each terrain is available on the website. www.cheyennecanon.org
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Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center is located at 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. with exhibits, hiking trail maps, books, etc. Seasonal hours (delete). Call 633-5701.
Starsmore Discovery Center is located at 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. and offers dioramas, nature exhibits, bird watching, climbing wall, books and maps. Seasonal hours, 385-6086. North Pole & Santa’s Workshop Twenty-five acres of family fun visiting Santa. Featuring a host of friendly animals, artisans, and more than two dozen amusement rides. Open mid-May-Christmas, call for specific information. 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade, 684-9432, www.northpolecolorado.com
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Provides a variety of services from a 2-hour ride in an open air car to gourmet lunch and dinner trains! Seasonal schedules, please check website for current offerings. 330-B Royal Gorge Blvd., Canon City 81212, 719-276-4000, www.royalgorgeroute.com Royal Gorge Bridge and Park The bridge suspends over one of the deepest gorges in Colorado and the Arkansas River. The Visitors Center is located at the edge of the rim. The park features a miniature train, skycoaster, zipline, and aerial gondolas for a variety of views. Log on for full calendar, hours and special events. 4218 County Rd. 3A, Canon City, 275-7507, www.royalgorgebridge.com
Old Colorado City The Old Colorado City Historic District is an extraordinary blend of heritage and architecture. In the historic buildings there are restaurants, art galleries, studios, and specialty shops. W. Colorado Ave. between 24th and 28th. 577-4112, www.shopoldcoloradocity.com. Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing (PPJASS) Summer Jazz in the Park series, monthly concerts, special events and scholarship awards. P.O. Box 6802, Colorado Springs 80934. Log on for calendar, www.ppjass.org Pikes Peak & Pikes Peak Highway Drive to the 14,110 ft. summit of the peak that inspired the song “America the Beautiful” in the comfort of your car. Open daily year round, weather permitting. There is a road toll charge. West on Hwy. 24 in Cascade, 385-7325, www.coloradosprings.gov 33
Seven Falls Park & Restaurant 1858 (The Broadmoor) The Falls cascade down a steep box canyon in seven distinct steps. Wide open vistas of valleys and striking rock formations are on view as you climb 224 steps to the hiking trails and 181 foot drop of falling water. Parking; 6 Lake Ave. Call for hours. 855-923-7272, www.broadmoor.com Space Foundation Discovery Center A space, science, and technology attraction featuring an education center, a “science on a sphere” full-motion projection system, exhibits and space artifacts. Closed Sunday and Monday. Admission charge. Located at 4425 Arrowswest Drive in Colorado Springs. 576-8000, www.discoverspace.org Theatreworks Professional theatre and student performances in the Ent Center for the Arts - Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 5225 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs. 719-255-3232, uccspresents.org Tri Lakes Center for the Arts Located in the historic Kaiser-Frazer building, this organization has classes, demonstrations, exhibitions, resident artists and a gift gallery. 304 Hwy. 105 in Palmer Lake. 481-0475, www.trilakesarts.org. U.S. Olympic Training Center This mega-complex houses the Olympic Hall of Fame and Rotunda, retail stores and restaurants. Free tour hours are posted online. One Olympic Plaza. 866-4618, www.teamusa.org. Van Briggle Pottery and Tile See history’s oldest art form, “throwing on the Potter’s Wheel”, and other phases of pottery-making on a tour of this unique facility. Free admission. Closed Sunday. 1024 S. Tejon St., Call 633-7729 for tour information. www.vanbriggle.com. Water World Listed as one of the best waterparks by the Travel Channel. Open Memorial Day Labor Day, weather permitting. 149 attractions from wave pools to speed slides. Lockers, food service, picnic areas, day or season passes. 88th and Pecos, Denver. 303-427-SURF • www.waterworldcolorado.com. Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun Built by Spencer Penrose in memory of his friend, the great American humorist Will Rogers, the shrine towers 100-feet high on Cheyenne Mountain. Shrine admission also includes admission to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Features Westminster Chimes which strike every 15 minutes. Open daily. 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., 578-5367, www.cmzoo.org.
Military Places of Interest Air Force Academy Visitors Center at Gateway of the Academy 719-333-2025 • www.usafa.af.mil Open daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. A short walk from the Visitors Center is the Air Force Academy Chapel. Its unique architecture and stain glass windows are a must see when visiting. Dragonmans Military Museum 1200 Dragonman Dr. • Colorado Springs 80929 719-683-2200 • www.dragonmans.com Over 85 vintage military vehicles on display and shooting range. Call for tour. The Mountain Post Historical Center Temporary location is outside the main gate of Fort Carson, CO on SH-115 across from the Cheyenne Mountain State Park 719-524-0915 ● www.mountainposthistoricalcenter.org Open Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Provides history of Camp/Fort Carson from its establishment in 1942 to present and its current resident the 4th Infantry Division. There is a vehicle display in adjoining space. National Museum of World War II Aviation A unique educational experience of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II. The Museum is adjacent to the shared runways of the Colorado Springs Airport and Peterson Air Force Base. WestPac Restorations one of the foremost restoration companies for WWII aircraft is part of the experience. Museum visitors can see WestPac’s collection of WWII warbirds and see restorations in progress. Open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Call for tour times because this is a working museum with aircraft restorations in progress and in acontrolled area, which requires all tours and visitors to be accompanied by a docent. 755 Aviation Way, 719-637-7559, www.worldwarIIaviation.org Peterson Air & Space Museum The museum portrays the aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and the base itself. The museum's Airpark includes 16 aircraft and ten missiles and is available for viewing 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. Due to security conditions, access could be restricted. Call ahead. 150 E. Ent Ave. 719-556-4915 www.petemuseum.org Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum (at the Memorial Airport) 31001 Magnuson Ave. • Pueblo 81001 • 719-948-9219 • www.pwam.org One hundred years of military and aviation history in two hangers. Open daily. Log on to see aircraft that are on display. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum 7711 E. Academy Blvd. • Denver 80230 303-360-5360 • www.wingsmuseum.org Features interactive exhibits and displays approximately 50 aircraft and space vehicles. There are advanced flight simulators for a variety of aircraft including the F-4 Phantom, Prowler, Starfighters, and Sabres. Kids camp for 8-12 year olds as well.
VENUES The Broadmoor World Arena
3185 Venetucci Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906 520-7469 • www.broadmoorworldarena.com
Colorado State Fairgrounds
1001 Beulah ave., pueblo 81004 800-876-4567 • www.coloradostatefair.com
20th & Blake Street, denver 80204 303-292-0200 • www.mlb.com
Ent Center for the Arts
5225 n. nevada ave., Colorado Springs 719-255-3232 • www.uccspresents.org
1135 13th Street , Boulder 80302 720-645-2467 • www.foxtheatre.com
1510 Clarkson Street, denver 80218 303-837-1482 • www.ticketmaster.com
Lon Chaney Theatre/City Auditorium 221 e. kiowa, Colorado Springs 80903 385-5969 • www.coloradosprings.gov
1000 Chopper Circle, denver 80204 303-405-1100 • www.pepsicenter.com
Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade ave., Colorado Springs 80903 520-7469 • www.pikespeakcenter.com
UC Health Park
4385 tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80922 597-1449 • tickets 591-7699 • www.milb.com
USAFA Arnold Hall
2308 Cadet drive, u.S. air force academy 80840 333-4497 •www.usafa.af.mil
Gaining in popularity, these spaces may consist of one large room or span multiple rooms and are designed as a mental and physical adventure based on a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and stragegy to complete the stated objectives. The Colorado Springs area has many - here are just a few! Enter the Room 815 S. 25th St., Colorado Springs 80904 822-4098 • entertheroomco.com Kid friendly, 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Escaped in Time 4442 Barnes Rd., Colorado Springs 80917 208-3223 • escapeintime.com Kid friendly. The Greatest Escape Games 810 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903 623-3559 • thegreatestescapegames.com Kid friendly. Hellscream Haunted House and Escape Rooms 3021 N. Hancock, Colorado Springs 80907 633-8252 • hellscreamhaunt.com Pikes Peak Escape Rooms 1826 E. Platte Ave., Ste. 200, Colorado Springs 80909 799-6661 • pikespeakescaperooms.com Kid friendly. Planet Deadline Escape Rooms 4758 N. Chestnut, Colorado Springs 80907 313-9621 • planetdeadline.com Age restrictions apply.
EVENTS!!! The Pikes Peak Region has some event, festival, street fair or art celebration happening throughout the year. For up-to-date information about dates, times and ticket costs log on to
21 Keys Escape Rooms 3362 Templeton Gap Rd., Colorado Springs 80907 445-1904 • 21keysescapes.com Minimum age is 12. Escape Manitou Springs 2 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 685-1189 • escapemanitousprings.com Family friendly.
North Cheyenne Canon Park (see Regional Parks in Sports and Recreation section). Discovery Center, Botanical Reserve, and a very short "hike" to the Silver Cascade Falls.
Bear Creek Regional Park and Nature Center (see “El Paso County Parks” in sports and Recreation Section). Programs, lots of wildlife, and trails to walk in a beautiful setting.
Fun Activities for
Colorado’s professional sports teams offer special clubs and packages for children…Check these out! “Broncos Bunch” • www.denverbroncos.com
Official kids club of the Denver Broncos. $25.00 membership includes a T-shirt, NFL trading cards, magazine, invitations, gift certificates, and activity passes.
“Rockies Rookies” • mlb.com/rockies.
Log on for 2019 membership information! Lots of goodies including flag, cap and jersey! Fan/kids-club for everyone ages 1 - 15.
Rocky Mountain Vibes @ UC Health Park • 304-5628
For $20 kids 12 and under receive tickets, t-shirts, vouchers, passes and a lot more!
Colorado Springs Public Golf Courses www.coloradosprings.gov Patty Jewett (385-6934) Offers junior golf camps for 10-17 year olds.
First Tee of Pikes Peak Valley High Golf Course (May - Oct) 525 N. Academy (indoor training center) 719-597-1932 www.thefirstteepikespeak.org
This program if offered through The Learning Center in Colorado Springs and is a combination of golf instruction and a life skills learning curriculum. Designed for ages 5-18.
Family Fun Outdoors Colorado Wilderness Families 303-279-3080 Membership 281-352-2236 www.cmc.org
Family outings include camping and hiking trips. Youth education programs are available for preschoolers through 12th grade. There is a Pikes Peak group active in the Springs. Log on to the website and check out the “Pikes Pique” newsletter.
Explore! …what better way to spend a great day then being one with Mother Nature. Here are a few very family-friendly areas to visit.
Fountain Creek Regional Park and Nature Center (see “El Paso County Parks” in
Sports & Recreation section). Ponds and marshes allow for lots of turtle and bird viewing including cormorants and great blue herons!
Garden of the Gods 1805 N. 30th St. • Colorado Springs • 634-6666 This awesome red rock wonder is a registered National Natural Landmark. There are many miles of trails (maps are available) for easy and moderate hiking. A variety of guided tours for children can be accessed by calling 219-0105. They are very popular and reservations are required. Be sure to ask about the Junior Ranger Program if you’re 7-12 years old!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 • 633-9925 Enjoy the kids train, petting zoo, pony rides and lots of special exhibits. Family programs include “moonlight safaris”, “wild nights”, animal encounters, birthday parties and day camps.
North Pole and Santas Workshop 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade • 684-9432 • www.northpolecolorado.com Take a beautiful drive to 25 acres of family fun and animals, artisans, and two dozen amusement rides. Open mid-May through Christmas (of course!)
When It’s Raining No worries, there’s still lots of kid friendly spots to check out. The “Bug” Museum (May Natural History Museum) 710 Rock Creek Canyon Road • 719-5760450 • coloradospringsbugmuseum.com You name it - they’ve got it. 7,000 insects from beautiful butterflies to squishy beetles, gigantic spiders, and deadly scorpions - how can you resist?!
Penny Arcade 930 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 685-9815
Old-fashioned arcade featuring skeeball, retro rides, and hundreds of machines ranging from vintage pinball to modern video games.
Pikes Peak Library District www.ppld.org Pikes Peak Library District is overflowing with resources for your child’s development, with a focus on fun! Head to ppld.org/kids to find upcoming classes and programs, resources for teachers and parents, creative inspiration, games, and resources for homeschool students. Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center 201 S. Fairview St. • Woodland Park 80863 686-1820 • www.rmdrc.com Not to be missed! An awesome display of dinosaurs, marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish. Learning center, paleo lab, visiting exhibits, and huge retail store await your visit.
Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs 80907 576-8000 • www.spacefoundation.org
Everything you want to know about the solar system, planets, space missions, weather and so much more. Lots of special events and hands on exhibits.
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Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs 80909 • 719-385-5940
Offers large variety of adult programs and youth sports, community programs and camps. There is a list of practice schedules and game sites and applications for those wishing to become a volunteer coach or referee online as well at www.coloradosprings.gov
Therapeutic Recreation (for those with disabilities) 385-6958
Baseball/Softball Academy Little League (Baseball & Softball) www.sports.bluesombrero.com P.O. Box 62761, Colorado Springs 80962 Approximately 62 teams serving 4-14 year olds in the northern communities. City of Colorado Springs www.coloradosprings.gov • 385-5981 (Sports office) Recreational baseball for youth Pre-K thru 12th grade and adult softball program. Colorado Baseball Academy 4878 North Park Dr., Colorado Springs 80918 • 203-4284 www.coloradobaseballacademy.com Tball for ages 3-6, Baseball for ages 7-18
Professional Colorado Avalanche (NHL) Pepsi Center • 1000 Chopper Circle • Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1111 • http://nhl.com/avalanche
Colorado Springs Little League www.coloradospringslittleleague.com P.O. Box 76742, Colorado Springs 80970 Boys and girls T-ball, baseball, softball for ages 4-14
Colorado Mammoth (NLL) Pepsi Center • 1000 Chopper Circle • Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1101 • www.coloradomammoth.com Colorado Rapids (Soccer) Dicks Sporting Goods Park • 6000 Victory Way • Commerce City 80022 Tickets: 866-461-6556 • www.coloradorapids.com Colorado Rockies (Major League baseball) Coors Field • 2850 20th Street • Denver 80211 800-388-ROCK • www.mlb.com/rockies Rocky Mountain Vibes (Minor League baseball) UC Health Park • 4385 Tutt Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80922 Information: 597-1449 • Tickets: 591-7699 www.vibebaseball.com Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Pro League) Weidner Field ● 6303 Barnes Rd. ● Colorado Springs 80922 (719) 368-8480 ● www.switchbacksfc.com Denver Broncos (NFL) Sports Authority Field at Mile High 701 Bryant • Denver 80204 Tickets: 720-258-3333 • www.denverbroncos.com
Tri-Lakes Little League (baseball and softball) P.O. Box 1730, Monument 80132 • sports.bluecombrero.com Serving children 4-14 in Monument, Palmer Lake, and Northern Colorado Springs West El Paso Baseball P.O. Box 60872, Colorado Springs 80960 • 648-5171 • www.westelpasobaseball.com Summer baseball for youth ages 7-18 in southern Colorado Springs.
Denver Nuggets (NBA) Pepsi Center • 1000 Chopper Drive • Denver 80204 Tickets: 303-287-DUNK • www.nba.com/nuggets
Colorado College (Tigers) 14 E. Cache La Poudre • Colorado Springs 80903 Tickets, Events & Information: 389-6100 www.cctigers.com University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Mountain Lions) 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. • Colorado Springs 80918 Advance Tickets: 255-3601 www.gomountainlions.com
U.S. Air Force Academy (Falcons) I-25 to Exit 150B (south gate) or Exit 156B (north gate) • Colorado Springs 80840 Tickets: 472-1895 • 800-666-USAF www.goairforcefalcons.com
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides 888-468-9280 www.coloradoballoonrides.com
Adventures Out West (flys from 4310 E. Fountain Blvd.) 578-0935 www.advoutwest.com
High But Dry Balloons (flys from 111 Lotus St., Colorado Springs) 800-897-3066 • 260-0011 www.highbutdryballoons.com Rainbow Ryders 800-725-2477 www.rainbowryders.com
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Colorado Springs has 120 miles of urban trails, 160 miles of park trails, and 61 miles of unpaved mountain bike trails. For info on the Bike-n-Bus program and locating bike racks and lockers call 719-385-7433. Challenge Unlimited 633-6399 • www.pikespeakbybike.co Different rides online.
Colorado Springs Cycling Club bikesprings.org Pikes Peak Greenway (16 miles) www.cospringstrails.com
Pike Ride 235-5862 • www.pikeride.org Bike share program. Trails and Open Space Coalition 702 E. Boulder St., Ste. 200 Colorado Springs 80903 633-6884 • www.trailsandopenspaces.org Trail maps online including Barr Trail up Pikes Peak.
Bowling Academy Lanes Air Force Academy Colorado Springs • 333-4709 Brunswick Circle Lanes 999 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 596-5257 Pinheadz Bowl 1867 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 344-8408 Harmony Bowl 3845 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 591-1000 Kingpin 3410 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 574-0820
Peak Bowling Center 2861 N. Prospect Colorado Springs • 636-5193 Peterson Lanes Peterson AFB • 556-4607 Summit Interquest 1180 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs • 278-3861 Thunder Alley Bowl 6391 Chiles Ave., Bldg 1511 Fort Carson • 719-526-5542
Boating and Fishing Boating
Prospect Lake (open year round) In Memorial Park • 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Motorized watercraft allowed. Non-motorized boat rental. Kayak and paddleboard rentals available. Quail Lake In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. No motorized watercraft allowed. 22 acres in size. Paddleboard rentals available.
Rampart Recreation Area Part of the Colorado Springs watershed, just off Rampart Range Road northeast of Woodland Park. Rampart and Nichols Reservoirs offer fishing for rainbow, brown and lake trout, success depends on some stocking by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Boat access is available, restrictions apply.
The “Colorado Fishing Atlas” is available at this office.
Skaguay Reservoir Six miles east of Victor and one of the most scenic fishing spots. Catchable trout will be stocked throughout the summer and there is no limit on northern pike. Boat ramp, parking and restrooms. Note: Beaver Creek, below the Reservoir has brown trout fishing for the stream enthusiast.
Due to zebra mussel detection, most reservoirs are inspecting ALL boats, some areas are not allowing trailered watercraft at all and the state wildlife areas require a Habitat Stamp for entry. For complete information about licenses and fishing regulations, contact: Colorado Parks and Wildlife Headquarters 4255 Sinton Road • 227-5200 • cpw.state.co.us Eleven Mile Reservoir Located 50 miles west of Colorado Springs off Highway 24 near Lake George. Offers good, early season fishing for rainbow and brown trout and Kokanee salmon. Provides possibly the best fishing in the state for northern pike, with peak action usually in June. Watercraft, ice fishing equipment and poles are available to rent. Spinney Mountain Reservoir Just west of Eleven Mile Reservoir, this area has great rainbow and brown trout. Hatches are few and far between but action good in morning, noon and sunset. Northern pike is good for those on the smaller side and anglers are encouraged to harvest all the pike that are caught. Antero Reservoir Off Highway 24, west of Hartsel. Two boat ramps and the reservoir is restocked with brook, brown, cutbow trout and splake. Prospect Lake 1605 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Memorial Park. Rainbow trout, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. Tarryall Reservoir Located off dirt road north of Lake George. Offers bait and lure fishing for rainbows in a beautiful setting. Nothern pike are increasing and there are occasional large brown trout.
Quail Lake In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Stocked with rainbow trout and also has crappie, pike and catfish.
Arkansas River Lower Reached from Canon City or Buena Vista, offers fly and lure fishing for brown trout. The river has one of the highest trout densities in Colorado.
Pueblo Reservoir Just west of Pueblo. The reservoir is a fluctuating impoundment of the Arkansas River. One of the best warm-water fisheries in the state; large- and smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie and wipers, along with rainbow trout until midsummer. Among the best catfish waters in spring. Two full service marinas – one on the north side and one on the south. South side has pontoon boat and jet ski rentals. Brush Hollow Reservoir Northwest of Penrose, off Highway 115. Fishing for stocked rainbow trout, also has catfish, crappie and sunfish. In warm weather the walleye will bite. Wakeless boating is permitted. Monument Lake Off Highway 12 east of the town of Monument. There is catchable brown and rainbow trout, catfish and largemouth bass. There isn't a boat launch and the lake is restricted to unmotorized, hand-launched watercraft. John Martin Reservoir County Road 24 in Hasty. Beautiful, uncrowded State Park, boat ramps are usable, popular spot for warm water species, white bass, wipers, crappie, catfish, walleye and perch. Manitou Lake U.S. Forest Service Lake located seven miles north of Woodland Park, along Hwy. 67 at 7,700 ft. elevation. Crowded on weekends, this popular spot is heavily stocked with trout throughout the summer. South Platte River Near Deckers, this river is considered to be one of the BEST in the nation for fishing rainbow and large brown trout. Also an excellent stream for fly fishing. The river in Cheesman Canyon is open to flies and lures only. Guided fishing trips are available on the Tarryall and South Platte Rivers by calling the Eleven Mile Marina at 719-748-0317
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Cowboy Rodeo and Bull Riding
U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (USHPA) 1685 W. Uintah St. • Colorado Springs 80904 632-8300 • www.ushpa.org Call or log-on for list of schools, clubs and locations.
Professional Bull Riders 101 W. Riverwalk • Pueblo 81003 719-242-2800 • www.pbr.com Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association 101 Pro Rodeo Dr. • Colorado Springs 80919 593-8840 • www.prorodeo.org Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Cowboy Museum 101 Pro Rodeo Dr. • Colorado Springs 80919 528-4764 • www.prorodeohalloffame.com
Fly Colorado Ultra Lights (Peyton) 719-440-7864 • www.flycoloradoultralights.com Powered hand gliding.
If you’re really into CLIMBING,
you might want to try Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron path”). It’s a new adventure you can find at the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park or Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, two of only five rock climbing paths open to the public in Colorado. Buckle into a secure harness connected to metal rungs and navigate your way through a canyon course. It’s New, It’s Fun – Got to do! Im
Alpine Adventures West Leadville • 719-486-9899 • www.alpineadventuresinc.com Dog Sled Rides of Winter Park 970-387-8326 • www.dsrwp.com Good Times Adventures Breckenridge • 970-453-7604 • www.goodtimesadventures.com Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works Steamboat Springs • 970-870-1782 • www.steamboatdogsledding.com Krabloonik Kennels Snowmass • 970-923-3953 • www.krabloonik.com Mountain Musher Vail • 970-653-7877 • www.mountainmusher.com Sled Dog Tours at Durango Dog Ranch Hesperus • 970-259-0694 • www.durangodogranch.com Wintermoon Sled Dog Adventures Telluride • 970-729-0058 • www.telluridedogsledding.com
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Trails and Open Spaces Coalition 1040 S. 8th St. • Colorado Springs 633-6884 • www.trailsandopenspaces.org
Information about “greenway project” and popular trails.
If your looking for a good trail to hike or bike check in here and have at it!
Detailed park and interactive trail maps online.
El Paso County Parks 2002 Creek Crossing • Colorado Springs 520-7529 • adm.elpasoco.com/parks/ Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way • Colorado Springs 385-5940 • www.coloradosprings.gov, click on parks
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sU.S. Forest Service Ranger Station (Pikes Peak) t 601 S. Weber • Colorado Springs • 636-1602 • Maps available. Colorado State Parks (Southeast Region) 4255 Sinton Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-5250 • www.cpw.state.co.us
List of parks and maps including Cheyenne Mountain and Mueller.
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Rock climbing is available in the Colorado Springs area and it requires an annual permit. The permit may be obtained online at www.coloradosprings.gov . Rock climbing is allowed at: Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Ute Valley Park. For more information call Parks and Recreation. 719-385-5940. Colorado Climbing Co. 209-6649 • coclimbing.com Guided climbs for all levels.
Colorado Mountain Club Pikes Peak Chapter 303-279-3080 • www.cmc.org Colorado Springs 719-445-0263 Statewide organization with local chapters promoting recreational opportunities including classes, programs, hiking, climbing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.
Front Range Climbing Co. 1370 Windmill Ave. • Colorado Springs 80907 632-5822 • www.frontrangeclimbing.com Professionally trained guides teach basics to cutting edge techniques. Climb the sandy rocks in Garden of the Gods or take a week long trip to Tusher Canyon, Utah!
Pikes Peak Alpine School 1819 N. Corona St., Colorado Springs 80907 Local: 368-9524 • www.pikespeakalpineschool.com Beginning through advanced – climb rock, ice or snow…Pikes Peak/Colorado Rockies. Education and safety classes offered.
City Rock 21 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • 634-9099 www.climbcityrock.com
Colorado Springs Sports and Recreation 1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. (Memorial Park), Indoor and outdoor progressive lessons. Special family and group Colorado Springs 80909 • 719-385-6531 times and programs. Party facilities. www.coloradosprings.gov Offers youth tackle and flag football. Contact the sports office. Springs Climbing Center 4642 Northpark Dr. Colorado Springs 80918 Colorado Springs Wardogs Football and Cheer 260-1050 • www.springsclimbingcenter.com 7702 Barnes Rd STE 140 Box 62, Colorado Springs CO 80922 Twenty-five foot indoor climbing wall for ages four www.wearewardogs.com • email@example.com years and up, introductory and private classes The Wardogs are a Pop Warner Little Scholars organization participating in the Pikes offered. Over 13,000 square feet of sculpted Peak Pop Warner League as members of the Southwest Region. Our general territory is climbing surface. eastern and northeastern Colorado Springs. We offer tackle football and cheerleading programs for ages 5-15. 39
Golf Information on all listed golf courses available at www.cogolf.org
Antler Creek Golf Course 9650 Antler Creek Dr. Falcon • 494-1900 Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 1850 Tuskegee Pl. Colorado Springs • 597-2637 Kings Deer Golf Club 19255 Royal Troon Dr. Monument • 559-4500
Patty Jewett Municipal 900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs • 385-6950 Pine Creek at Briargate 9850 Divot Trail Colorado Springs • 594-9999 Shining Mtn. Golf Club 100 Shining Mountain Ln. Woodland Park • 687-7587
Springs Ranch Golf Club 3525 Tutt Colorado Springs • 573-4863 Valley High Municipal 610 S. Chelton Rd. Colorado Springs • 385-6917 World Golf & Sand Creek Golf Course 6865 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs • 597-5489
Eisenhower Golf Club (Need Military Escort)
US Air Force Academy • 333-2606 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club (Open to Public)
1050 Titus Bldg. 7800 Fort Carson• 526-4102 Silver Spruce Golf Course (Need Military Escort)
Peterson Air Force Base • 556-7414
Ice Skating/Hockey Monument Ice Rinks 16240 Old Denver Hwy. • Monument 487-8572 • www.monumenticerinks.com
Sertich Ice Center In Memorial Park (corner of Pikes Peak & Union) • Colorado Springs 385-5983 • www.coloradosprings.gov Public skating, figure skating, hockey camps.
Open skating (hockey and freestyle), clinics and lessons.
Honnen Ice Arena Colorado College • 30 W. Cache La Poudre St. Colorado Springs 80920 389-6157 • www.honnenarena.sportngin.com
Everything you need to know about hunting, seasonal dates and fees, big game, small game, waterfowl, and mountain lion regulations can be found at cwp.state.co.us. Locations, tips, statistics, licenses, and their applications are also available. • Southeast Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife 4255 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs 80907 227-5200 • www.cpw.state.co.us
Public skating, lessons, adult hockey leagues.
Jump-Spin Skating Academy 935 Saturn Dr., #208 • Colorado Springs 80906 527-1015 • www.jumpspin.com
Offers instruction from basic skating to advanced figure skating, ice dancing and inline skating at all the ice arenas listed in this section.
The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall 3185 Venetucci Blvd. • Colorado Springs Skating Office: 477-2153 • www.worldarena.com
The World Arena offers lessons to the public (figure skating and hockey). There are public skating hours, pick up hockey and drop-in speedskating times as well. Home of the Colorado College Tiger Hockey Team.
Adventures Out West – Cowboy Jeep Tours 578-0935 • 800-755-0935 • www.advoutwest.com Colorado Jeep Tours 275-6339 • www.coloradojeeptours.com Manitou Springs Adventures 761-4100 • www.manitou-springs-adventures.com
Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Fort Carson 7790 Route 1 • 896-6196 • www.armymwr.com Log on for rates and hours. The range complex sits on 400 acres of army land. The entrance is outside of Fort Carson. A joint venture between the Army, County, Sheriff, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division, this facility is open to those 6 years old and up. Now open for rifle and pistol shooting (120 positions across 7 ranges), a skeet and trap range, clubhouse with retail store and restaurant will be added in phases.
Academy Riding Stables 4 El Paso Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 633-5667 • arsriding.com Guided leisure trail riding through the Garden of the Gods.
American Safari Ranch Hwy 285 & CR7 • Near Fairplay • 836-2700 • www.americansafariranch.com
Guided trail rides 9,600 feet above sea level at Colorado’s award-winning dude ranch.
Fountain Riding and Roping Club Metcalfe Park • E. Ohio Street • Fountain 80817 • www.fountainridingandropingclub.com Grey Wolf Ranch Colorado 2631 County Road 86 • Victor • 502-9745 • On Facebook Located near Victor, riding leasons, trail rides, workshops, lodging facilities.
Mark Reyner Stables, Inc. (Therapeutic Riding) 3254 Paseo Rd. • Colorado Springs • 634-4173 • www.markreynerstables.com Mueller State Park 21045 Hwy. 67 S. • Divide • 687-6867 • www.cpw.state.co.us 27 Miles of horse riding trails.
Old Stage Riding Stables 6620 Old Stage Rd. • Colorado Springs • 448-0371 • www.comtnadventure.com
Scenic mountain trails in Pike National Forest.
Triple B Guest & Activity Ranch 27640 N. Hwy. 67 • Woodland Park • 687-8899 • www. triplebranch.com Colorado Springs ~ 2019 Relocation Guide
Barr Trail (In Manitou Springs) Offers spectacular views, more than 7,900 vertical feet, 26.2 miles round trip to the summit of Pikes Peak. Bear Creek Loop Bear Canyon in Pike National Park • Manitou Springs Described as “scenic and exhilarating”, loose gravel, great views. Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours 888-593-3062 • www.bikepikespeak.com Bike tours for all skill levels. Fountain Creek Regional Trail In Fountain, at southern edge of Fountain Creek Regional Park This 10.5 mile trail extends to the city limits of Colorado Springs.
Adventures Out West • 800-755-0935 • www.advoutwest.com Arkansas River Tours • 800-321-4352• www.arkansasrivertours.com Clear Creek Rafting • 800-353-9901• www.clearcreekrafting.com Echo Canyon River Expeditions • 800-755-3246 • www.raftecho.com Performance Tours Rafting • 800-328-7238 • www.performancetours.com Raft Masters • 719-275-6645 • www.raftmasters.com Whitewater Adventure Outfitters • 275-5344 • www.waorafting.com
Pikes Peak Road Runners 207 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • www.pprrun.org Promotes and organizes events, groups and websites; lists of places to run, walk and hike in the Pikes Peak region are all on this websites.
Another website with information on various trails: www.trailsandopenspaces.org
Mueller State Park Off Hwy. 67 • Divide • 687-2366 cpw.state.co.us There are 19 miles of trails designated for mountain biking. Must stay on these trails which are gravel, moderate and steep (not easy).
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North Cheyenne Canon N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. www.cheyennecanon.org All trail information is on the website. Palmer Park 3650 Maizeland Rd. Colorado Springs www.singletracks.com Palmer Trail in the park offers a two mile vertical climb across six miles through the woods on a smooth, single track.
Royal Gorge Skydive 719-784-2047 • www.royalgorgeskydive.com
Rockhound Tours 684-2408 • www.rockhoundrentals.com Offers 7,000 ft. decent ride by bike and trail rides on ATV’s Teller County Trails Teller County bike trails include:
Centennial Trail – This 7.2 mile paved trail is located at Hwy. 67 and Midland Ave. It connects Woodland Park with Pike National Forest campgrounds. Divide Loop Trail – Trail can be reached from the Hayden Divide Community Park and is a 2.75 mile gravel path. Gold Camp Trail – In Cripple Creek, this trail is three miles long. There are two trailheads allowing for historic rides through mining areas. Mueller State Park – See above. For maps, details and more listings check out these websites: http://adm.elpasoco.com • www.trailcentral.com, www.trailsandopenspaces.org/trails
High Sky Adventures Parachute Club Fremont County Airport • Canon City 598-5867 • www.highskyadventurespc.com Offers first jump classes.
City of Colorado Springs 385-6531 • www.coloradosprings.gov Youth soccer for Pre-K-12th grade.
Colorado Springs Adult Soccer League P.O. Box 2021, Monument, 80132 www.coasl.com Colorado Springs Amateur Soccer Club 636-2772 • www.cssoccerclub.com
Colorado Springs Sports Center 2450 Canada Dr. • Colorado Springs 637-3695 • www.letsplaysoccer.com Indoor, year round, all ages!
Pride Soccer Club – Lynmar Health Club 2660 Vickers • Colorado Springs 597-6700 • www.pridesoccer.com Youth ages 4-19, all levels.
Adult leagues call for information.
Major Area Parks
Community Parks (maps online)
Cheyenne Mountain Aquatic Center (At the high school) 1200 Cresta Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-7665
For more information, call the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, 385-5940, www.coloradosprings.gov
Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center (Open All Year / Indoor Wave Pool) 3920 Dublin Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 385-6508 Operated by the YMCA
Colorado Springs has over 9,000 acres of parkland and 500 acres of trails. They encompass a wide variety of areas from forested foothills and scenic mesas to rock formations and sheer walled canyons. Thousands of acres are devoted to small neighborhood parks and community parks.
Manitou Springs Aquatic & Fitness Center (Open All Year) 202 Manitou Ave • Colorado Springs • 685-9735 Memorial Park Rec Center 280 S. Union • 385-5984 Operated by the YMCA Prospect Lake (Swimming & Boating in Memorial Park) 619 E. Prospect Dr. • Beach House: 227-1796 Operated by the YMCA Uncle Wilber Fountain (In Acacia Park) 115 E. Platte Ave.
Municipal Pools: Deerfield Hills Spray Ground (Summer Only) 4290 Deerfield Hills • Colorado Springs 80916 • 385-5996 Monument Valley Park (Summer Only) 220 Mesa Rd. • Colorado Springs • 578-6636 • Operated by the YMCA Portal Pool (Summer Only) 3535 N. Hancock Ave. • Colorado Springs • 388-8287 • Operated by the YMCA Valley Hi Pool (Summer Only) 610 S. Chelton Rd. • Colorado Springs • 471-9085 Wilson Ranch Pool (Summer Only) 2335 Allegheny Dr. • Colorado Springs • 598-3226 • Operated by the YMCA yMCA The Pikes Peak YMCA operates numerous pools in the region, additional information can also be found online at www.ppymca.org
Tennis Memorial Park Tennis Center (15 outdoor courts) 1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. • Colorado Springs 80909 385-6023 • www.coloradosprings.gov Additional Tennis Opportunities There are approximately 45 city tennis courts which can be found in various city parks. Locations and details can be found at www.coloradosprings.gov. El Paso County has tennis courts at Bear Creek Regional Park and Black Forest. Private courts and clubs can be accessed at www.coloradotennis.com.
America the Beautiful Park: Cimino Drive off Colorado Avenue. Playground walking paths with access to Midland Trail and Pikes Peak Greenway Trail. Cottonwood Creek Park: Dublin and Rangewood. Recreation center with indoor pool, baseball fields, in-line hockey, basketball, tennis, disc golf course, jogging trail. John Venezia is located at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd on the north side. Sporting a “ranch” theme, the amenities include soccer fields, in-line hocky rink/basketball court, pickleball courts, playground, sprayground, and walking trails. Memorial Park: Pikes Peak and Hancock Ave. Aquatic and fitness center. Prospect Lake (allows motorized and non-motorized boating), water skiing, Sertich Ice Center, Velodrome. Sports Center includes baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields, tennis center walking trails, concession stands and vending machines. Also home to a new expansive skateboard park. Monument Valley Park: Monroe St. to Kiowa St. along Monument Creek. Fishing, ball fields, outdoor swimming pool picnicking, playgrounds, tennis courts, trails, demonstration gardens. Norman Coleman “Bulldog” Park: Tutt Avenue north of the Skysox Stadium. Lighted soccer stadium. Quail Lake Park: Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. and Quail Lake Rd. Non-motorized boating, fishing, jogging trail, playground, sand volleyball courts, sledding, picnicking. Rampart Park: Parking lot off Lexington Drive, north of Rampart High School. Basketball, baseball, tennis courts, playground, BMX track, soccer field and dog park. Wilson Ranch: On Allegheny Drive. Outdoor pool, playground, tennis courts, in-line hockey.
7,390.6 Total Acres (Maps online) Bear Creek Canon: 756.6 acres. 501 Bear Creek Rd. Picnicking, mountain bike trails. Garden of the Gods: 1,319 acres. 3130 N. 30th St. Visitors center, twenty major rock formations, rock climbing, eight miles of trails, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Jimmy Camp Creek: 693 acres. Hwy. 24 and Constitution Avenue. Undeveloped parkland in Banning-Lewis Ranch area. North Cheyenne Canon: 1,277 acres. 2110 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Starsmore Discovery Center, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 56 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, Silver Cascade Falls, White Fir Botanical Reserve. North Slope Recreation: 2,267 acres. Pikes Peak Toll Rd. off Hwy. 24. Three reservoirs on North Slope of Pikes Peak. No swimming. Non-motorboating, fishing, biking, hiking.
All hunters and anglers 18-64 need a “Habitat Stamp” to access a state area for any purpose. These stamps and licenses may be purchased at
www.cpwshop.com or a licensed agent (list on website), by calling 719-227-5200 or by stopping in at the Division of Wildlife Office.
Palmer: 731 acres. 3650 Maizeland Rd. and North Academy Boulevard. Baseball diamonds, playground, football/soccer field, volleyball courts, horse stables, 25 miles of trails, dog park. South Slope Recreation Area: This is a high altitude experience on the south slope of Pikes Peak; the drive from downtown takes approximately 1 1/2 hours and is open Thursday - Sunday from the end of May until the end of September. A permit is required and can be purchased online. Fishing and boating are permitted at McReynolds and Mason reservoirs. Ute Valley: 338 acres. 1705 Vindicator Drive. Wetland area, biking and hiking trails.
Red Rock Canyon: 1,474 acres. 3550 W. High St. off I-25 along Highway 24. Miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, 2 “off leash” dog loops, rock climbing with permit, picnic pavilion, and portable toilets at main parking lots. For trail maps and information on other city open spaces, log on to coloradosprings.gov.
El Paso County Parks
8,000 acres, 105 miles of trails, 2 nationally recognized nature centers and over 1,000 programs. Log on to www.communityservices.elpasoco.com 719-520-7529. Bear Creek: 21st at West Rio Grande Ave. Located in the Rocky Mountain foothills, there are ten miles of trails, ball fields, tennis courts, archery range, picnic areas and horseback riding. The Bear Creek Nature Center is within the park. Bear Creek Trailhead extends along Bear Creek through the park and connects to the Paul Imemann Trail to Manitou Springs. Black Forest Park: Derives its name from the 200 square miles of Ponderosa pine it is located in. Located at Shoup and Milam Road it holds playing fields, tennis courts and hiking trails. Clear Spring Ranch Park: Located along Fountain Creek in Fountain. The 970 acres offers grassland and foothill ecosystems, miles of trails, a pavilion and restrooms. Falcon Regional Park: Off Eastonville Road, East of Meridian Ranch Development. 215 acres will have active sports areas and open spaces. Fox Run: Roller Coaster Road at Stella Drive. A thickly forested winter wonderland, perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Ball fields, horseshoes, trails and ponds as well. Fountain Creek Park: Along Fountain Creek between Widefield and Fountain. Located within a floodplain, it is home to water fowl, stocked ponds, aquatic animals and 230 species of birds. Nature center. Fountain Creek Regional Trail follows Fountain Creek for 10.5 miles and is great for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Homestead Ranch is located at the edge of the Black Forest and is 450 acres in size. Has a 3 mile horse trail, playground, pavilions. New Santa Fe Trail, located between Palmer Lake and Baptist Road, is 15 miles long and drops 1,200 feet in elevation. Great for hiking and biking with magnificent vistas. Paint Mines Interpretive Park, located southwest of Calhan on Paint Mine Road. Geological formations include spires and hoodoos in colorful clay. The mines have evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years. Four miles of trails and interpretive signage.
Four Mile Scenic Park: In Florissant, on the Gold Belt National Byway, at the junction of Teller County Road #1 and Road #11. A pedestrian bridge over historic Hay Creek has over 50 brands memorialized in it from area ranches. Almost seven acres in size, the land is dedicated to agricultural and graphic interpretation Hayden Divide Community Park: Located at the junction of Hwy. 24 and 67, the perfect place for baseball or softball, play lots, concession stand, picnic area on 12.5 acre site. Sunnywood Neighborhood Park: North of Woodland Park on Lovell Gulch Road. This four acre play area includes a t-ball field, volleyball and basketball courts, play lot and picnic area. Teller County Fairground: Located on Teller County Road #1 in Cripple Creek. Home of the county fair, it has an arena, RV hook-ups, equestrian barn, pavilion, kitchen and picnic area. www.co.teller.co.us.
For more information please call specific park or go to www.cpw.state.co.us. Cheyenne Mountain State Park: 2,701 acres. Located along Hwy. 115 at 410 JL Ranch Heights (across from Fort Carson). Comprised of “prairie to peak” ecosystems, it includes 20 miles of biking/hiking trails, archery range, educational and interpretive programs and campgrounds with full hook-up facilities available. Call 719-576-2016 for reservations. Lake Pueblo State Park: I-25 to Pueblo, then U.S. Hwy. 50 west four miles, 640 Reservoir Rd., 561-9320. A spectacular water sport reservoir with 9,600 acres and 60 miles of shoreline. Two marinas, on-site fish hatchery, Rock Canyon swim beach, campsites and miles of trails. Mueller State Park: 21045 Hwy. 67 South, 3.5 miles south of Divide, 687-2366. With approximately 5,000 acres and 55 miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, this park offers wildlife viewing, new cabins and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Open year round.
For more information visit www.fs.usda.gov Pike National Forest: Comprised of 1,106,604 acres along the Front Range (over 3 million acres total) and Mosquito Mountains. It is the home of Pikes Peak, Barr National Recreation Trail, Manitou Park, Rampart Reservoir, Gold Camp Road and much more! Administrative office in Pueblo, Colorado. Call 719-553-1400 for more info. Pikes Peak Ranger District 601 South Weber • Colorado Springs 80903 • 636-1602
Rainbow Falls: Features a 50 ft. waterfall, unique rock formations, and trail to the top. Located north of Manitou Springs off Serpentine Drive. Rock Island Trail follows an abandoned railway line. The nine miles of gravel surface makes it a safe passage for non-motorized use. Ute Pass Regional Trail This 40 mile trail, being completed in sections, will connect Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in Teller County. It is part of the American Discovery and America the Beautiful trails which are historic and used in pilgramages by the Ute Indians. Widefield Community Park Disc Golf Course is home of many state championships. The course can play from 4,944 to 7,908 feet. A brook runs down the center for a little excitement. Fontaine Blvd. at Drury Lane.
Teller County Parks
For more information call 687-8812 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or visit www.co.teller.co.us, click on “Parks Division”. Florissant Community Park: 358 Circle Drive (off Hwy. 24) in Florissant. Ten acres of fun including basketball court, play lot, ballfield, picnic area and home of the library.
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Auto Registration, Driver License, Auto Insurance Auto Registration
Registration is required: • within 60 days of purchase • within 90 days of becoming a resident • non-resident who owns a business and owns a vehicle trailer, etc. There are certain military and student exceptions. Requirements are located on the website. Required documents include: proof of title and/or current out-of-state registration, VIN verification form, proof of Colorado vehicle emissions test for diesel vehicles only; odometer reading at time of purchase (if not on title); proof of insurance and payment of fees and specific ownership taxes must be made. License plates may be renewed online at: www.colorado.gov.
Colorado’s auto insurance requirements are bodily injury liability, property damage, personal injury protection (no fault medical) and uninsured motorist liability. Further documentation may be required for other forms of transportation. Call 520-6240 or online at www.clerkandrecorder.elpasoco.com
Log on to www.clerkandrecorder.elpasoco.com for detailed information regarding applications, necessary identification and the types of permits available for minors. Site also provides maps to the 5 Division of Motor Vehicles Offices.
Green Connections Colorado Springs Office of Innovation and Sustainability 30 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-6602 • www.coloradosprings.gov Catamount Institute 740 W. Caramillo, Colorado Springs 80907 719-471-0910 • www.catamountinstitute.org Field trips and camps for children K - 12th grade.
Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center 2855 Mesa Rd. Colorado Springs 80901 719-668-8232 • www.csu.org CSU Extension in El Paso County 17 N. Spruce, Colorado Springs 80905 719-520-7690 • elpaso.extension.colostate.edu Horticulture, agriculture and natural resources; 4-H programs.
El Paso County Recycling Directory 719-520-7878 www.communityservices.elpaso.com
Updated January 2019, recycling locations and list of hazardous waste materials and their drop-off spots around the county.
Initiatives and Education Links
Energy Resource Center 114 W. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs 80903 591-0772 • www.erc-co.org Fountain Creek Watershed P.O. Box 26373, Colorado Springs 80936 719-447-5012 • www.fountain-crk.org Green Cities Coalition P. O. Box 2343, Colorado Springs 80901 www.greencitiescoalition.net Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Environmental Planning 719-471-7080 • www.ppacg.org Pikes Peak Community Foundation 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 530, Colorado Springs 80903 719-389-1251 • www.ppcf.org Pikes Peak Urban Gardens 702 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs 80903 719-761-8909 • www.ppugardens.org Peak to Plains Alliance Colorado Springs 4635 Town Center Dr., Colorado Springs 80916 719-574-0750 • www.peaktoplains.com Distributors of local farm and ranch produce.
Division of Motor Vehicles’ Offices: El Paso County 719-520-6240 Downtown Branch - Centennial Hall Branch: 200 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Main - Citizen Service Center: 1675 W Garden of the Gods Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Southeast Branch: Southeast corner of Powers Blvd. & Airport Rd. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. North Branch - Union Town Center: Northwest corner of Union Blvd. & Research Parkway. Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Fort Carson Branch: 6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Teller County 101 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • 719-689-2951 800 Research Drive, Tamarac Business Center, Woodland Park Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. These branches are also the locations for County Clerk business involving certain licensing certificates and voter registration. Log on to co.teller.co.us
Communications (phone, cable, internet, television)
Apple………………………….. www.apple.com …………………….800-MY-APPLE Apple store at shops @ Briargate 1685 Briargate Parkway, Colorado Springs 80920…….…Local 719-522-4460 AT&T…………………………….. www.att.com ………….…………..800-288-2020 Century Link…………………… www.centurylink.com ….…………...866-642-0444 Comcast……………………….. www.comcast.com ………………..800-COMCAST DIRECTV……………………….. www.directv.com ……………………888-777-2454 Dish Network………………….. www.dishnetwork.com ……………..800-823-4929 Stratus IQ…………………..…. www.stratusiq.com ………………..719-573-5343 Peak Internet …………………. wwz.peakinter.net …………….....…719-686-0250 Peterson Broadband ……….....www.petersonbroadband.com …….719-216-1217 Rise Broadband……………….. www.risebroadband.com …………..844-411-7473 TDS Baha.…………………….... www.hellotds.com ………………......855-696-8368 Verizon………………………….. www.verizonwireless.com ..………..800-837-4966
Military Family Support Services Fort Carson Army Community Service 6303 Wetzel Avenue Building 1526 Fort Carson, CO 80913 Phone: 719-526-4590 Phone: (DSN) 312-691-4590 Fax: 719-526-2637 Fax: (DSN) 312-691-2637 Peterson Air Force Base/ Cheyenne Mountain Air Station Airman & Family Readiness Center 135 Dover Street, Suite 1203 Peterson AFB, CO 80914 Phone: 719-556-6141 Phone: (DSN) 312-834-6141 Fax: 719-556-0909 Fax: (DSN) 312-834-0909 www.21fss.com
Schriever Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center 101 Falcon Parkway Schriever AFB, Co 80912 Phone: 719-567-3920 Phone: (DSN) 312-560-3920 Fax: 719-567-7378 Fax: (DSN) 312-560-7378 www.schriever.af.mil/AandFRC/ USAF Academy Airman & Family Readiness Center 6248 West Pine Loop USAF Academy, CO 80840 Phone: 719-333-3444 Phone: (DSN) 312-333-3444 Fax: 719-333-7200 Fax: (DSN) 312-333-7200 www.usafasupport.com
Community/Family Centers Community centers are strong focal points in their respective neighborhoods. These centers offer safe environments for everyone to enjoy. Education, recreation, cultural events, private parties, receptions and community meetings can all be found at any given time. All centers can be reached by bus from the downtown terminal. For more information access www.coloradosprings.gov Cordera Community Center (residents only) 11894 Grand Lawn Circle • 495-2166 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center 3920 Dublin Blvd. • 385-6508 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Deerfield Hills Community Center (city) 4290 Deerfield Hills Rd. • 385-5996 Hillside Community Center (city) 925 S. Institute St. • 385-7900
Family Support Services Assistance League of Colorado Springs Thrift Shop - Bargain Box 405 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 475-1029 • www.assistanceleague.org Big Brothers Big Sisters – Pikes Peak 111 S. Tejon, Suite 302 • Colorado Springs 80903 633-2443 • biglittlecolorado.org/pikespeak
Largest youth mentoring agency in the state, ages 7-12. The Falcon Club offers site based mentoring matching kids with the Cadets at the Air Force Academy.
Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado 1460 Garden of the Gods Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-635-4483 • www.discovermygoodwill.org Location of store online.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) 418 S. Webster • Colorado Springs 80903 • 719-447-9898 • www.casappr.org This not-for-profit group helps victims of child abuse, neglect and domestic conflicts.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado 228 N. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 Admin. 636-2345 • www.ccharitiescc.org
Organization performs a variety of support services including immediate basic needs, counseling, English as a second language (ESL) classes and a daily soup kitchen.
Cedar Springs Hospital 2135 Southgate Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 719-633-4114 • www.cedarspringsbhs.com
Mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.
Cheyenne Village 6275 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs 80918 • 592-0200 • www.cheyennevillage.org Outreach program provides variety of support for those 18 years of age and older with developmental disabilities living alone or with family caregivers not receiving government funding.
Community Partnership for Child Development 2330 Robinson St. • Colorado Springs 80904 www.cpcdheadstart.org • 719-635-1536 Head Start, Colorado Pre-School and Early Head Start
Community Partnership Family Resource Center 11115 Hwy 24 • P.O. Box 396 • Divide 80814 www.cpteller.org • 719-686-0705
Offers adult education, parenting classes and play groups for Teller County residents.
Early Connections Learning Centers 104 E. Rio Grande St., Colorado Springs 80903 • 632-1754 • www.earlyconnections.org Provide early childhood care and education to children from families of limited means. Locations listed online.
Families First 2163 S. Yosemite • Denver 80231 www.familiesfirstcolorado.org • 303-745-0327 Family Support Line: 877-695-7996 (10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily)
Offers prevention, intervention referrals, support groups, parenting classes, treatment center for 3-12 year olds.
Otis Park Community Center (city) 731 N. Iowa • 385-5981 (operating as youth boxing gym) Meadows Park Community Center (city) 1943 S. El Paso Ave. • 385-7940 Meridian Ranch Recreation Center (residents only) 10301 Angeles, Peyton • 495-7119 Tri-Lakes Family Center 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway, Monument • 481-8728 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA) Ute Pass Cultural Center 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park • 687-5284 Westside Community Center 1628 W. Bijou St. • 385-7920 Wolf Ranch Recreation Center (residents only) 8705 Wolf Recreation Point, Colorado Springs • 597-9653 Woodmen Hills Recreation Center (2 facilities, residents only) East: 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., Falcon • 495-2009 West: 11720 Woodmen Hills, Falcon • 495-7475
Family Caregiver Support Center 14 S. Chestnut • Colorado Springs www.ppacg.org • 719-886-7526
Offered through the Area Agency on Aging. This is a respite program for caregivers in El Paso County. Open to adults taking care of an elderly person and those 60+ years of age that are the primary caregivers of someone under 18 years of age.
Inside/Out youth Services 223 N. Wahsatch Ave., Ste. 101, Colorado Springs • 328-1056 • www.insideoutys.org Support, training, events for the LGBTIQ community.
Make A Wish Foundation 7951 E. Maplewood Ave., Suite 126 • Greenwood Village 80111 303-750-9474 • www.colorado.wish.org
Grants wishes for those children with life threatening medical conditions.
One Nation Walking Together 3150 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs 80907 • 329-0251 • www.onenationwt.org Provides basic, medical, educational, building repair, and other specific targeted programs to Native Americans on and off reservation land.
REACH Pikes Peak 31 N. Tejon, Ste. 310, Colorado Springs 80903 • 358-8396 501 E. Iowa St., Fountain, 80817 • 382-8515 www.reachpikespeak.org
Offers a variety of self sufficiency programs which include family emergency services for basic needs, management to assist in goals, and education, money management and provides free tax assistance.
Stable Strides 13620 Halleluiah Tr., Elbert, CO 80106 • 719-495-3908 www.stablestrides.org
Uses Hippotherapy (horse) as a physical, occupational, and speech therapy strategy.
Teller County Public Health 11115 W. Hwy. 24, Unit 2C • Divide 80814 687-6416 • www.co.teller.co.us
Provides the WIC (women, infants, children) nutrition program, health education,resources for seniors and community advocacy.
The Resource Exchange (TRE) 6385 Corporate Dr., Ste. 301, Colorado Springs 80919 380-1100 • www.tre.org
Family support services include early intervention, navigation, public advocacy, behavioral health, play groups, networking
Tri-Lakes Cares 235 N. Jefferson St., Monument 80132 481-4864 • www.tri-lakescares.org
Community based resouce center that offers emergency, self sufficiency and relief programs.
Pet Licenses & Animal Control
Libraries Pikes Peak Library District • www.ppld.org Pikes Peak Library District seeks to engage and transform people’s lives by providing equitable access to information via 14 facilities, online resources, and mobile library services. Visit one of these libraries to learn about Cybershelf materials, business classes, nonprofit resources, adult education opportunities, and makerspace facilities! Find the location nearest you at www.ppld.org. Cybershelf at PPLD features eBooks, movies, documentaries, music, magazines, comic books, and more. Stop in to any location to learn more about how to use these digital services with your library card. Mobile Library Services provided by PPLD are available throughout El Paso County. Visit www.ppld.org/mobile-library-services or call (719) 531-6333 to learn more about mobile library stops. PPLD Locations: Call (719) 531-6333 and use the extension below to reach your preferred location: Cheyenne Mountain……x 7001 East Library……………..x 7014 Fountain………………….x 7002 High Prairie……………...x 7003 Library 21………………..x 7012 Manitou Springs…………x 7004 Monument……………….x 7005
Old Colorado City………x7006 Palmer Lake……………..x 7007 Penrose………………….x 7015 Rockrimmon…………….x 7008 Ruth Holley……………..x 7009 Sand Creek……………...x 7018 Ute Pass…………………x 7011
Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region 610 Abbott Lane • Colorado Springs 80905 • 473-1741 • www.hsppr.org Adoption Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Weekends 11:00 a.m.5:30 p.m. Animal Admissions: Daily 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Lost and Found Pet Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Manitou Springs All dogs and cats over the age of 6 months must be licensed within 30 days. They are available though the Humane Society. Strays may be reported to 719-302-8798
Military Animal Care:
All animals must be registered within 10 days of arrival. Treatment Facilities Fort Carson - 719-526-3803 • Air Force Academy - 719-333-4055 Fort Carson stray animals will be taken to: Fort Carson Animal Rescue • 12599 Jordan Rd., Fountain 719-382-0188 • fcar.biz
All dogs must remain leashed when on public land. Dogs, cats, livestock and other animals found off the owner’s property may be considered “strays” and could be impounded.
Florissant Library 334 Circle Dr., Florissant 80816 748-3939 www.rampart.colibraries.org
Security Public Library 715 Aspen Dr., Colorado Springs 80911 391-3191 • www.wsd3.org (Operated by school district)
Woodland Park Library 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 80866 687-9281 www.rampart.colibraries.org
All dogs residing in Colorado Springs, El Paso County (resolution areas), Fountain, and Monument must be licensed and vaccinated by 4 months of age. All cats must have vaccines and Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs require licenses as well. Log on to the Humane Society website for fee structures, online applications, local restrictions, and other options. www.hsppr.org • 473-1741
The Humane Society provides animal control services for Colorado Springs, Fountain, Monument, and the unincorporated areas of El Paso County. Shelter is also available for animals from Manitou Springs. 719302-8798 Teller County Regional Animal Shelter 308 Weaverville Rd. • Divide 80814 719-686-7707 • www.tcrascolorado.org Dogs must by licensed annually. Licenses may be obtained at the shelter, online, by phone, and various clinics in the area with proof of rabies vaccine. Pet adoptions and animal control services are provided as well. Teller County Sheriffs Office - Animal Control 11400 W. Hwy 25, Divide 80814 • 719-687-9652
Animal Rescue Resources All Breed Rescue & Training 410 1/2 E. Fillmore Colorado Springs 80907 264-6460 www.haveanicedog.org
Paws n’ Hooves and Black Forest Animal Sanctuary 494-0158 www.bfasfarm.org Front Range Equine Rescue 352-209-7510 www.frontrangeequinerescue.org Horses kept on private land in Northern Colorado.
Getting To and Around Colorado Springs Its time has come to Downtown Colorado Springs. PikeRide is the new bike sharing service you can use to travel in a designated 12 square mile area for eating, shopping, recreation and culture. The bikes have 8 gears, adjustable seats and a really cute bell in place of a car horn. This environmentally pleasing option will reduce your carbon footprint while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Rides are booked in 60 minute increments by visiting www.pikeride.org, using the BCycle (go on the VisitCOS.com website to find the special symbol for the app ) mobile app or one of the 6 downtown kiosk locations.
OTHER TRANSPORTAION Bus Service
Fountain Municipal Transit 392-3500 www.fountaincolorado.org Metro Mobility 719-392-2396
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Same hours as Metro Transit (see below), available for those with physical or mental disabilities, who can’t navigate the fixed route system or need lift equipment. Please note an application and interview are required.
Mountain Metro Transit 1015 Transit Dr. • Colorado Springs 80903 385-RIDE • www.transit.coloradosprings.gov
Serves Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Security, Fountain, Widefield, Fort Carson, Peterson and Schriever Air Force Bases For route schedules, weekend service and express services from key destination points, please check the website or call.
Metro Rides 385-7433
Resource for carpoolers, park & ride, bus schedules, bikes routes, special transport needs.
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Colorado Springs Airport 7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway • Colorado Springs 80916 550-1900 • www.flycos.com
The Colorado Springs airport, serving hundreds of thousands every year, allows a breathtaking view of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. Conveniently located near I-25 twenty mintues from downtown, numerous attractions and major ski areas are within easy driving distance.
Pikes Peak Cab..…… www.pikespeakcabllc.com ….….719-888-9000 Rocky Mountain Taxi.. www.rockymountiantaxi.com .......719-966-2005 Springs Cab..……… www.springscabllc.com ………….. 719-444-8989 Teller Cab………………… www.tellercab.com …………. 719-687-8222 Serving Ute Pass
Yellow Cab…………………… www.yccos.com …………. 719-777-7777 Serving Colorado Springs
It is consistently ranked as one of the most reliable with uncongested air space, short taxi time, and low weather related delays. WEBSITE
American www.aa.com. 800-433-7300 Delta www.delta.com 800-221-1212 Frontier www.flyfrontier.com 801-401-9000 United www.united.com 800-864-8331 *Curbside check-in available 4:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Car Rental – On Airport
Alamo/National………………………………574-8579 or 1-800-327-9633 Avis……………………………………………596-2751 or 1-800-331-1212 Budget………………………………………..597-1271 or 1-800-527-0700 Dollar Rent A Car……………………………596-1863 or 1-800-800-4000 Enterprise…………………………………….591-6644 or 1-800-736-8222 Hertz…………………………………………. 596-1863 or 1-800-654-3131
Shuttles and Limousine Services
Hotel, ski shuttles and limousine services are listed on the airport website at www.flycos.coloradosprings.gov Colorado Springs Shuttle 719-687-3456 • www.coloradoshuttle.com
Serves Colorado Springs and Denver International airports
Transportation Network Companies
Uber and Lyft have been authorized to pick up and drop off passengers.Colorado Springs straddles I-25, the primary north/south transportation corridor in Colorado. East/west access to the Interstate Highway System is I-70 in Denver to the north and I-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the south.
Newsp aper s an dM
The Gazette 30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 100 Colorado Springs 866-632-6397 • www.gazette.com Christian Science Monitor 1-800-456-2220 • www.csmonitor.com The Denver Post 303-832-3232 • www.denverpost.com Colorado Springs Business Journal 235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 634-5905 • www.csbj.com Colorado Springs Independent 235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 577-4545 • www.csindy.com
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Also publishes the “Red, White and Blue Book” a directory of military friendly businesses, many offering discounts.
Colorado Springs Military Newspaper Group Publishes three military papers: The Mountaineer (Fort Carson) Schriever Sentinel (Schriever Air Force Base) The Space Observer (Peterson Air Force Base) For more information call 719-634-5905 or visit www.csmng.com. 47
Passports and Passport Cards The U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov
Fee structure, applications, renewal forms for both passport book and cards.
Colorado Passport Agency 3151 S. Vaughn Way, Ste. 600 Aurora 80014 877-487-2778 for appointment
Serves Palmer Lake, Woodland Park, Divide
Mountain View Electric Association Falcon and Monument Office – 495-2283 • www.mvea.coop
Serves parts of Colorado Springs, Monument, Glen Eagle, Woodmoor, Falcon, Black Forest, Fountain
Gas Service Black Hills Energy • 888-890-5554 • www.blackhillsenergy.com
Location for expedited services.
Serves Black Forest, Chipita Park, Cascade, part of Divide, Fountain, Glen Eagle, Green Mountain Falls, Palmer Lake, Widefield, Woodland Park, Woodmoor, Victor, Monument
Post Office www.usps.com
Colorado Natural Gas • 800-720-8193 • www.coloradonaturalgas.com Colorado Springs Utilities (see above) Provides gas to some outlying areas
Many post office locations around the area offer application and passport photo services.
Colorado 2019 Ranking “State of Business Tax Climate” (TaxFoundation.org ranking of all states)
overall 18 Sales tax 38 Corporate tax 16 property tax 12 individual unemployment income tax 14 insurance tax 40 Retail Sales Taxes State 2.9%, Colorado Springs 3.12%, El Paso County 1.23%, Pikes Peak Transportation Authority 1.0% TOTAL = 8.25% State Individual Income Tax Flat rate; 4.63% of federal taxable income. Vehicle License & Tax License fee is based on vehicle weight. Owner’s tax based on taxable value (original sticker price) declining with age of the vehicle. Residential Property Taxes Residential property is assessed at 7.2% of market value. For more information call El Paso Tax Assessor at 520-6600.
U.S. Postal Service and Other Mailing Services U.S. Post Office Locations – Colorado Springs
Main Office: 201 E. Pikes Peak Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 • 719-570-5336 • www.usps.com Other Locations Phone: (800) ASK-USPS • Log on to www.usps.com
United Parcel Service (UPS) 800-742-5877 or www.ups.com for more information, full service, and drop box locations
Federal Express (Fed Ex)
800-463-3339 local • www.fedex.com Log on to find full service “Office Print and Ship Centers” locations and schedules of “Express Drop Boxes,” business services, and product information.
The city of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, provides electricity, naturalgas, water and wastewater treatment within the city limits and in some neighboring areas. Services can be started before occupancy.
Black Hills Energy • 888-890-5554 • www.blackhillsenergy.com Serves Cripple Creek, Victor
Colorado Springs Department of Utilities 111 S. Cascade Ave. • www.csu.org Customer Service – 448-4800 or 800-238-5434 48
Intermountain Rural Electric Association Woodland Park District Office – 687-9277 • www.irea.coop
Vital Records El Paso County
Birth and Death Certificates are available in person, by mail, or online at www.elpasocountyhealth.org at the Department of Public Health, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods #2044, Colorado Springs 80907 • 719-578-3199 Marriage Licenses may be obtained at the 5 offices of the Clerk • 520-6200 • Union Town Center, 8830 N. Union Blvd. • 1675 W. Garden of the Gods • Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade • Southeast Powers at the corner of Powers and Airport Roads • Fort Carson 6351 Wetzel Ave., Bldg. 1525 Verification of marriage and divorce is obtained through the Department of Public Health and Environment, 303-692-2200 • www.colorado.gov.
Birth and Death Certificates are available at the Clerks office in Cripple Creek at 101 W. Bennett Ave. • 719-689-2951 Marriage Licenses are available at the above address and the branch office at 800 Research Dr. in Woodland Park. For more information log on to www.co.teller.co.us.
Voter Registration You are eligible to vote if you: • will be 18 years old at the time of the election • are a U.S. citizen • have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election date • are not serving a sentence or parole for a felony convition. You may register by: • submitting an application by mail, online at a voter registration agency, a drivers license exam facility or a voter registration drive at least 22 days before an election. • appearing in person at a voter service and polling center through election day • you must change or withdraw party affiliation no later than 29 days before the election For more information and absentee ballot requirements, log on to: www.sos.state.co.us or colorado.gov
Senior Services Senior Resource Council 2210 E. LaSalle St. Ste. 113 • Colorado Springs 80919 719-260-0744 • www.seniorresourcecouncil.org
Colorado Springs Senior Center 1514 N. Hancock Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 955-3400 • www.ppymca.org Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Silver Key Connections Café 719-884-2302 (Office), 884-2304 (Reservations)
Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado 1460 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, 80907 719-635-4483 • www.discovermygoodwill.org
Mountain Metro Bus Service for Seniors 719-385-7433 • www.coloradosprings.gov
Offers numerous support services for El Paso County seniors including home health equipment loans, light housekeeping and personal care, meals on wheels and emergency food assistance. Referral services and transportation available.
Pikes Peak Library District www.ppld.org – click on “Seniors”
El Paso County Senior Assistance Programs 636-0000 • www.dhs.elpasoco.com
This website offers information on numerous organizations available to serve seniors; from AARP programs to legal service referrals. In addition, the library offers computer classes, book discussions, movies, mobile library service and “talking book” library for those visually impaired. For reference assistance call 389-8968.
Teller Senior Coalition (center) 750 E. Hwy 24, Bldg. 2 • Woodland Park 80866 719-687-3330 • www.tellerseniorcoalition.org
Provides low cost lunches to those 60 yrs. old and older or anyone with disabilities residing in housing facilities providing the program. There are 21 locations including Woodland Park. (Note: Fountain Valley Senior Center, Silver Key, and Teller Senior Services offer transportation.)
Serving those 55 years plus…AARP chapter meetings, recreation, day trips, social programs, classes in everything from art and computers to finance, lunches Mon.-Fri.
Fixed routes to specific locations. For paratransit service and requirements call 719-392-2396.
Your Life Your Way – In-Home Care Voyages – Specialized Day Program for Seniors
Information on financial and medical aid, long term care and links to state resouces.
Fountain Valley Senior Center 5745 Southmoor Dr. • Fountain 80817 • 520-6470 dhs.elpasoco.com Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging • Family Caregiver Support Center 14 S. Chestnut St. • Colorado Springs 80905 719-886-7526 • www.ppacg.org (appt. only) • Network of Care - Online Directory pikespeak.co.networkofcare.org
For those 55+ – numerous programs, trips, recreation, volunteer opportunities, support groups, meals and transportation (520-6472) are available.
• Senior Information and Assistance Center 14 S. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs 80905 719-471-2096
Training site provides comprehensive assessments and treatment for those 55+ and families.
State of Colorado
4th Judicial Court District (El Paso & Teller Counties) www.courts.state.co.us Teller County Combined Court 101 W. Bennett Ave. Mailing: P.O. Box 997 Cripple Creek 80813 gofourth.org 719-689-2574 (County) 719-689-2543 (District)
Provides numerous support services for Teller County seniors, including sponsored outings, exercise classes, legal aid and tax assistance, handyman and caregiver support, food delivery to homebound, hot lunches on site and essential travel assistance with reservations.(Transportation number: 719-687-0256)
Comprehensive list that can be researched by categories or programs and agencies.
UCCS Health Circle Aging Center 4863 N. Nevada Ste. 321, Colorado Springs 80918 255-8002 • uccs.edu
Silver Key Senior Services 1625 S. Murray Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80916 719-884-2300 • www.silverkey.org
District Courts handle felony crim in matters, civil claim al s (in any amount), juvenile matte probate, mental he rs, alth, divorce and water cases.
El Paso County Combined Courts 270 S. Tejon Mailing: P.O. Box 2980 Colorado Springs 80901 719-452-5000
water Courts Colorado has seven water courts, one in each of the major river basins. They are a division of district court. Water court has exclusive jurisdiction over water rights, usage and litigation. There are no jury trials and all appeals are filed directly with the Colorado Supreme Court.
Water Division Two – Arkansas River Basin El Paso County Judicial Building 270 Tejon Street, P.O. Box 2980 Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719-452-5365 www.courts.state.co.us
Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over violations of city provisions and ordinances. Some violations may require a court appearance, while others may just be payment of a fine (i.e., a traffic ticket). For more information visit www.coloradosprings.gov
Colorado Springs Municipal 224 East Kiowa Street, Room 101 Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5928 Manitou Springs Municipal 606 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs 80829 719-685-2544 Fountain Municipal 116 South Main Street Fountain 80817-2280 719-382-5561
Woodland Park Municipal 220 W. South Ave. Mailing: P.O. Box 9007 Woodland Park 80866 719-687-5207 Fax: 719-687-5232 Pueblo Municipal 200 South Main Street Pueblo 81003 719-562-3810
great websites to check out www.whitehouse.gov www.house.gov www.senate.gov
Colorado Springs is in the designated ground water basin of the Upper Black Squirrel Creek, Upper Big Sandy 4th Judicial District 719-448-7632
Business Connections Small Business & Technology Centers Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center
559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 101, Catalyst Campus • Colorado Springs 80907 719-667-3803 • www.pikespeaksbdc.org Offers counseling, training and resources to grow existing and new businesses. Programs include specific help for disaster recovery, veterans assistance, the “Leading Edge” Business Training Program, and a variety of weekly workshops. Registration is available online. A variety of publications and workbooks are available online. Satellite offices at: tri lakes Chamber and edC 166 Second St., Monument 80132 667-3803 (request appointment)
Sand Creek library 1821 S. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80916 667-3803 (request appointment)
Rocky Mountain Innovation Partners
1227 Lake Plaza Dr., Ste. B, Colorado Springs 80906 719-685-7877 • www.rmipartners.org Nonprofit provides local and international network, wide array of services designed to accelerate innovation and growth focusing on everything from product development, marketing and funding to investor relations, partnerships and financial forecasting.
Tri-Lakes Business Incubator at Woodcarver Suites
14960 Woodcarver Rd. • Monument 80921 481-1261 • www.dev.trilakesedc.com Tenants and non-tenants are given an opportunity to enter a business program comprised of counseling and training, complete with ongoing reviews, personal growth and graduating in one to five years. Benefits and program documents can be found online. Office space is also available for rent.
Office of Economic Development & International Trade
1600 Broadway, Suite 2500 • Denver, CO 80202 (303) 892-3840 Main Phone • (303) 892-3848 Fax www.choosecolorado.com The Office of Economic Development and International Trade encourages quality economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado. The OEDIT offers programs and services tailored to support business development at every level, including business retention and relocation services, bioscience and emerging industries programs, business finance, the Colorado Tourism Office, Arts and Culture, an International Trade Office, Small Business Development Centers, minority and women-owned business services and economic research.
Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
P.O. Box 608, 201 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 719-579-8443 • www.csworldaffairs.org International visitors programs includes monthly programs and speaker luncheons. Professional networking series, high school student and teacher programs and workshops.
Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation
Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs
111 S. Tejon, Suite 703 • Colorado Springs 80903 886-0088 • www.downtowncs.com The Downtown Partnership is the lead organization planning, advocating and promoting a vibrant downtown for Colorado Springs. The “partnership” reflects the affiliate organizations that are tied to this two-decade old venture: the Greater Downtown Colorado Springs Business Improvement District, Community Ventures, Inc., and the Downtown Development Authority. Collaborating with local government, businesses, and civic and not-for-profit groups the Downtown Partnership works to make great things happen for downtown Colorado Springs. Primary goals of the Partnership are to draw businesses downtown, create and sustain an eclectic and lively residential neighborhood, recruit and support a growing mix of unique and mostly independent retail, further downtown as the location for an expanding arts and cultural scene and heighten the downtown’s appeal across ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversities. Established in 2006, the Downtown Development Authority provides programs and financial incentives to “push” downtown development, which usually costs four to five times more than the cost of suburban development.
Economic Development Division – El Paso County
9 E. Vermijo Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 • 520-6480 admin.elpasoco.com The El Paso County ECDD is responsible for economic development, affordable housing and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The main components of economic development include the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, the Business Loan Fund, Commercial Aeronautical Zone, and other business incentives. Affordable housing is addressed through the El Paso County Housing Authority and other housing programs. CDBG funds are available through the State of Colorado for HUD-approved purposes.
322 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 471-2044 • www.pprdc.com Formed in 1976 under the name of the Old Colorado City Development Company, the Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation originally provided low interest loans to small businesses located within a six-block area of Colorado Springs’ Westside. Expanding beyond these humble beginnings the PPRDC has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide loans through the SBA 504 Loan Program. The PPRDC promotes local job creation and redevelopment strategies throughout its service area. Besides SBA 504 Loans, the PPRDC also has the El Paso County Business Loan Fund.
SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives Association
Counselors to America’s Small Business 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste 100, 80903 636-3074 • www.coloradosprings.score.org Score is a group of over 50 experienced business men and women – many still active in their own careers – who want to see the small business climate in Colorado Springs be successful and growing. These executives provide free and confidential business counseling. They share their experience and knowledge by working with you to analyze your business, explore strategies, develop business plans and monitor progress. Counseling is also available in Woodland Park and in the Monument/Tri Lakes area. A new “Smart Start” workshop series has been added.
Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation
P.O. Box 740 • Monument 80132 (888) 667-6768 ● www.dev.trilakesedc.com The Tri-Lakes EDC mission is to expand the Tri-Lake region’s economic base, achieving sustained growth and prosperity for Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle, King’s Deer and Black Forest. The Tri-Lakes EDC achieves this by working with local and regional stakeholders to help current primary employers expand their presence within the region; working to recruit and help relocate new primary employer businesses to the area and by creating and fostering relationships through outreach programs and community events.
Several organizations help consumers and businesses make the right connections for success, information and problem resolution.
Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado 636-1155 • www.bbb.org/southern-colorado/ Center for Creative Leadership 633-3891 • www.ccl.org Colorado Springs Film Permits 385-5940 • www.coloradosprings.gov Executive Women International Colorado Springs Chapter P.O. Box 2378 • Colorado Springs 80901 www.ewiconnect.com Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs 592-1800 • www.cshba.com International Association of Women Colorado Springs Chapter - www.iawomen.com Corporate Headquarters 866-540-6279 Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments 471-7080 • www.ppacg.org Pikes Peak Association of Realtors 633-7718 • www.ppar.com
Peak Startup 415 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs 80903 425-9370 www.peakstartup.org
Networking, mentoring, startup events, and educational programs
Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 442-2007 • scwcc.com University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS) Bachelor of Innovation Degrees 255-3427 • innovation.uccs.edu U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Toll free hotline: 800-786-9199 www.uspto.gov Women’s Foundation of Colorado Colorado Springs Regional Committee 303-285-2960 • www.wfco.org Women’s Resource Agency 471-3170 • www.wrainc.org
OTHER CONNECTIONS - International Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute P.O. Box 2625, Colorado Springs 80901 719-287-7624 • www.cscci.org Promotes appreciation of Chinese culture through education and social interation and offers networking and support systems for those of Chinese heritage.
Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado P.O. Box 1294, Colorado Springs 80901 www.japanamerica.org Educational and cultural organization offers classes and special events posted on the website.
Colorado Springs Sister Cities International 30 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 606, Colorado Springs 80903 719-385-5900 • www.coloradosprings.gov Promotes cultural, educational and economic relationships throughout the world. Colorado Springs is currently partners with seven cities including Ancient Olympia, Greece; Bankstown, Australia; and Smolensk, Russia.
For individuals seeking employment information, job training or access to job sites or postings, here are some resources that may be of value.
Add Staff 2118 Hollow Brook Dr. Colorado Springs 80918 719-528-8888 • www.addstaffinc.com
3134 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs 80919 888-857-2426 apprenticepersonnel.com
El Paso County Employment Services
Pikes Peak Workforce Center
www.elpasoco.com (online process only) Elwood Staffing 3366 Templeton Gap Rd. Colorado Springs 80907 719-578-5478 www.elwoodstaffing.com Express Employment Professionals • 2360 Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80916 719-390-1300 www.expresspro.com
1460 Garden of the Gods Rd. Colorado Springs 80907 884-7931 • discovermygoodwill.org
Interim Healthcare of Colorado Springs
1675 Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs 80907 667-3700 • www.ppwfc.org A one stop center providing employers with the qualified workers they need. The center also has programs to help eligible persons become more employable through skills upgrades and/or training. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Offers Youth Work Zone (must be 16-24 years old) workshops, free computer courses, GED preparation and career assessment.
1901 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs 80909 This website has numerous job site connections 632-9900 www.interimhealthcare.com and satellite offices: Blackstone Technology Group Provides staffing for home health care. EL PASO COUNTy 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 1225 Job Store Staffing Colorado Springs 80903 Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center • 1234 E. Woodman Rd., Ste. 110 5390 N. Academy Blvd., Ste. 100 530 Communication Circle, Colorado Springs 80905 633-2772 • www.bstonetech.com Colorado Springs 80920 667-3729 • Tuesdays Information technology engineering Colorado Springs 80918 719-266-9980 (Serving military and spouses) and finance. 719-574-4200 www.jobstorestaffing.com Peak Vista Health Center Community Outreach Inc. Front Range Staffing 350 Lyckman • Fountain 80817 805 S. Tejon St., 1257 Lake Plaza Dr. NOVUS Professional Services Inc. 444-8311 • First and third Monday of each month Colorado Springs 80903 Colorado Springs 80906 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 578-1227 • communityoutreachcos.com 323-6632 • wwwfrontrangestaffing.com Colorado Springs 80919 599-5288 • novus-ps.com Teller County – Aspen Mine Community Center Customized employment for those with 166 E. Bennett Ave. • Cripple Creek 80813 developmental disabilities. Robert Half-Professional Staffing Call 689-3584 • Open Monday through Thursday 5575 Tech Center Dr., Ste. 110 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Colorado Springs, 80919 Southeast Armed Services yMCA 960-0384 • www.roberthalf.com 2190 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs 80916 Focus on administrative, accounting, and 622-3597 • Wednesdays 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. finance and technology job placement. TELLER COUNTy Woodland Park Public Library Spherion - Colorado Springs 218 E. Midland Rd. • Woodland Park 80863 4765 N.Carefree Circle 719-687-9281 • Career consultant available on Colorado Springs 80917 lower level, call for limited hours. 284-7220 • www.spherion.com Teksystems 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 600 Colorado Springs 80903 866-6900 • www.teksystems.com Information Technology job placement and services. Teller County Human Resources 112 N. A Street, P.O. Box 959 Cripple Creek 80813 689-2988 • www.co.teller.co.us TPM Staffing Services 25 S. Wilcox, Unit D Castle Rock 80104 303-663-5500 • www.tpmstaffing.com
Shared Office / Cowork Space
Not to be confused with office rental, these locations offer a variety of day and weekly passes, monthly memberships, full time, and permanent spaces.
2121 Academy Circle, Colorado Springs 80909 428-5582 • enclavecoop.com Open 9-5:30, Monday - Friday.
415 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903 470-0415 • epicentral.org Open 8-5, Monday - Friday.
The Machine Shop
4 S. Wahsatch Ave., Ste. 120, Colorado Springs 80903 514-2436 • jointhemachine.com Open 9-5, Monday - Friday.
United States Air Force NAF Human Resources Office Welcome Fellow 5136 Eagle Dr. #G101 • USAFA, CO 80840 616 N. Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903 welcomefellow.com 719-333-3425 • www.nafjobs.org Open 8-4, Tuesday - Saturday.
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Health Care Air Force Academy Hospital
4102 Pinion Dr. • USAFA 80840 719-333-5111 • www.usafa.af.mil Serving military personnel
115 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs 80910 719-572-6100 • www.aspenpointe.org Crisis services, counseling, and therapy, substance abuse treatment. There are multiple service locations throughout the area.
Cedar Springs Hospital
2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs 80906 719-633-4114 • www.cedarspringsbhs.com Mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment
Childrens Hospital Colorado Urgent and Outpatient Specialty Care at Briargate
4125 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs 80920 www.childrenscolorado.org Urgent Care: 305-5437 Specialty Care: 305-9000
Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center
(Located in Cresson Elementary School) 412 N. C Street, Cripple Creek 80813 719-776-4300
Davita Medical Group
2 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 140 Colorado Springs 80903 538-2900 • www.cshp.net Numerous facilities throughout the area covering primary and specialty care including 3 urgent care clinics.
EmergiCare Medical Clinics
402 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs 80905 719-302-6942 • www.emergi-care.org
Fort Carson MEDDAC & Evans U.S. Army Hospital
1650 Cochrane Circle Fort Carson 80913 719-526-7000 http://evans.amedd.army.mil For military personnel and their families
Interim Health Care
1901 N. Union, Ste. 202 Colorado Springs 80909 719-632-9900 • interimhealthcare.com Comprehensive services including home care, staffing, personal support, hospice and outpatient therapy.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Colorado Springs
325 S. Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs 80910 719-630-8000 www.encompasshealth.com Inpatient, outpatient, occupational, physical therapy.
• Kindred at Home
5755 Mark Dabling Blvd., Ste. 325 Colorad Springs 80918 719-531-9585
• Kindred Hospice
5755 Mark Dabling Blvd., Ste. 375 Colorad Springs 80918 719-573-4166
www.healthy.kaiserpermanente.org • 215 Parkside Drive Colorado Springs 80910 719-327-6540 • 4105 Briargate Pkwy, Ste 125 Colorado Springs 80920 719-327-6540 • 1975 Research Dr., Ste. 250 Colorado Springs 80920 719-867-2100 (Admin Office) Health care provider local facilities
Mountain View Medical Group
Medical and Dental Referral Services • Fountain Health Clinic 350 Lyckman Fountain 80817 • 475-0783 • Falcon (D-49) 12050 Falcon Hwy., Peyton 80831 344-6247
Centura Health Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
www.centura.org • Penrose Mountain Urgent Care 41 State Hwy. 67 Woodland Park 80863 719-686-0551 • Penrose Cancer Center 2222 N. Nevada Colorado Springs 80907 719-776-5281 • Penrose Hospital 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80907 719-776-5000 • St. Francis Medical Center 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. Colorado Springs 80923 719-776-5000
• Tri-Lakes Health Pavilion
17230 Jackson Creek Pkwy. Monument 80132 • 571-7070 Urgent Care, Ste 120 • 719-571-7070 Behavioral Health • 776-8341 Physical Therapy, Ste. 170 • 571-7080
5575 Tech Center Dr., Ste. 106 Colorado Springs 80919 719-590-1177 • www.mvmg.com Numerous locations around the area.
• Urgent Care Broadmoor
Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado
• Penrose St. Francis Urgent Care
www.ntsoc.com 1130 W. Woodman Rd Colorado Springs 80919 719-574-5562 Pediatric home health agency for those with special needs age 0 - 21
Peak Vista Community Health Centers
Admin: 3205 N. Academy, Ste 130 Colorado Springs, 80917 719-632-5700 • www.peakvista.org Numerous specialized clinics throughout the area including: • Printers Parkway 340/350 Printers Parkway Colorado Springs 80910 • 632-5700 • Divide Health Clinic 34 Hybrook Rd. South, Divide 80814 687-4460 (Medical) 475-0783 (Dental)
Alcoholics Anonymous…………..573-5020 Al-Anon and Alateen.…………....632-0063 Alzheimer’s Assoc……………......266-8773 American Cancer Society………..636-5101 American Diabetes Association…………………..720-855-1102 American Heart Association…....635-7688 American Medical Response Ambulance……….……………….597-1277 Arthritis Foundation………….888-391-9389 Aspen Point Lighthouse Crisis Center………………….…...572-6100 Centura Nurse Line……………888-808-8828 Colorado Springs Dental Society…598-5161 Colorado Chiropractic Assocation…………………..800-829-0339 Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis (TESSA;)…..………………..633-3819 El Paso County Medical Society…591-2424 Memorial Hospital HealthLink…..444-2273 Mental Health Association…..…..633-4604 Multiple Sclerosis Alliance……….633-4603 Muscular Dystrophy……………...260-8777 National Alliance Mental Illness…473-8477 Osteopathic Foundation..…….….635-9057 Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention…573-7447 Planned Parenthood Westside....475-7162 Poison Control……………....800-222-1212 South Colorado AIDS Project…...578-9092
1263 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs 80906 719-776-3300 3027 N. Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80909 719-776-3216
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital Mailing: 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St. Colorado Springs 80906 633-3400 • www.pikespeakhospice.org 6th Floor West Tower 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80907 719-633-3400 www.pikespeakhospice.org
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC)
2312 N. Nevada, Ste. 400 719-577-2555 1633 Medical Center Point 719-475-2405 www.rockymountaincancercenters.com
UC Health (University of Colorado)
www.uchealth.org Numerous primary, urgent care, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the area. • Administrative Center 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80909 365-5000 • Memorial Hospital Central &
Hospital for Children
www.uchealth.org 1400 E. Boulder St. Colorado Springs 80909 719-365-5000 • Memorial Hospital North 4050 Briargate Parkway Colorado Springs 80920 719-364-5000
• Pikes Peak Regional Hospital 16420 West Hwy. 24 Woodland Park 80863 719-687-9999
When You Need A Place To Call Home For More Than Just A Few Days, Call Marriott Extended Stay.
Corporate & Extended Stay If you’re moving to Colorado Springs and without immediate lodging, or on an extended business trip, and need all the comforts of home, we recommend the Back Cover Residence Inn or TownePlace Suites by Marriott to provide the necessary amenities to make your travels easier. The Residence Inn by Marriott is your perfect “Home Between Homes” with locations in North and South Colorado Springs. TownePlace Suites by Marriott is near the Colorado Springs airport. Stretch out in a studio, one bedroom or two bedroom suite - 50% larger than any other ordinary hotel room. Feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen and separate living and sleeping areas. Start your day with a complementary hot buffet or continental breakfast. Unwind in the indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room. Free High-Speed Internet access is available in all guest suites. Play tennis, basketball or volleyball at the outdoor sports court. Come and enjoy the comfortable and friendly home-like atmosphere at either Residence Inn or TownePlace Suites. If your stay might be just a couple of days, try the Fairfield Inn by Marriott, located right next to the Residence Inn South or the Courtyard by Marriott just up the street. You will find all of the Marriott properties in the perfect location to base your stay - next to Interstate 25 and close to many area attractions.
Colorado Springs Air Force Academy
Residence Inn Colorado Springs South
TownePlace Suites Colorado Springs South
9805 Federal Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80921
2765 Geyser Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80906
1530 North Newport Road Colorado Springs, CO 80916
• Free Daily Hot Breakfast • Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free High Speed Internet • Fitness Room • Business Center • 24 Hour Market • Outdoor Fire Pit and Sports Court CLOSE TO: Regal Cinemas, The Shops at Briargate, United States Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Monument Colorado, Lockheed Martin, Bal Seal, Colorado Mountain Brewery, Oracle, Federal Express, Quantum, Spectranetics, WellPoint Anthem, Progressive Insurance, Compassion, Focus on the Family.
www.marriott.com/costw Phone: (719) 388-9300 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Free Daily Hot Breakfast • Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Free High Speed Internet • Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi • Fitness Room • 24 Hour Market • Outdoor Fire Pit and Sports Court CLOSE TO: Colorado Springs World Arena, US Olympic Training Center, Shopping, Multi-plex Theater, Restaurants, Honeywell, Atmel, and SHORT DRIVE: Garden of the Gods, Fort Carson, Broadmoor Golf Course, Downtown Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, and Many Sites and Activities Along the Rocky Mountains.
www.marriott.com/cosri Phone: (719) 576-0101 E-mail: email@example.com
• Free Continental Grab & Go Breakfast • Spacious Studio, One & Two Bedroom Suites • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Fitness Room • 24 Hour Market • Free High Speed Internet • Indoor Pool • Rocky Mountain Views CLOSE TO: Peterson Field, Fort Carson, Colorado Springs Airport. WITHIN 15 MINUTE DRIVE: Many Restaurants, Shopping, Theaters, Sky Sox Stadium, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed, ITT Corporation, SI International, Mitre Corporation, Boeing.
www.marriott.com/cosss Phone: (719) 638-0800 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado Springs Relocation Guide is the premier source of information to help you with your relocation to Colorado Springs. Formatted...
Published on Jul 2, 2019
The Colorado Springs Relocation Guide is the premier source of information to help you with your relocation to Colorado Springs. Formatted...