Welcome to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region...
Colorado Springs………………….6 Old Colorado City…………….….…….....7 Tri-Lakes Region………………..….....…..10 Woodmoor & Gleneagle, Palmer Lake, Black Forest
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Monument…………………………….......…13 US 24/Ute Pass Region……...….……..14 Manitou Springs, Divide, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Victor, Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls
Falcon & Peyton…………...……....15 Fountain Valley…………...……....18 Fountain, Security & Widefield
Information & Resources Colleges, Trade Schools, and Universities…………………….19 Colorado Kids……………….....25 Getting To & Around Colorado Springs……………...26 Things to Do, Places to See….28 Sports & Recreation…..….....33 Major Parks Areas……………38 Military………………………...40 Veteran & Military Resources.……………………..42 Basics……………………….... .45 Health Care…………………...50 Business Connections…........51
The Relocate 2 Colorado Spring™ annual publication is designed to assist individuals, families and businesses relocating to the Pikes Peak Region. Use Relocate 2 Colorado Springs™ 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 of Colorado, is a substantial community with a growing reputation as “THE” place to live, work and play throughout the State, country and world.
2021 BEST OF THE BEST Ranked 7th on a relatively short list of 25 emerging destinations around the world is a great achievement!
Listed as a city for historians, sports lovers, artists and foodies. The Springs is showing off under sunny skies and fresh clean air.
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 duplicated by very few. If you’re on the go, use the online version of Relocate 2 at
www.Relocate2ColoradoSprings.com It’s easy to follow format and ability to link to hundreds of websites makes the online Relocate 2 Colorado Springs a handy resource to have at your fingertips 24/7/365! And to stay up to date with what’s happening in the Pikes Peak Region follow The Daily Plug for Colorado Springs at www.Facebook.com/csdailyplug the social media page of Relocate 2 Colorado Springs.™ From Keaton Publications Group –
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Welcome to Colorado Springs! Larry Ribits, Publisher
Colorado Springs has an abundance of attractions and venues that bring people to this community from far and wide. The region is also blessed with an organization – Visit Colorado Springs – that has done a marvelous job of marketing Colorado Springs and all its assets to the rest of America and the world. What is truly worth noting is how Colorado Springs keeps upping its game with the introduction of new venues and destination locations. The Cover of Relocate 2 Colorado Springs celebrates two locations that have opened recently – The Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center and Weidner Field (home of the Colorado Springs Switchbacks). The third destination location celebrated is the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum, that opened in mid-2020 during the height of the pandemic. Having recently visited the museum, while the Tokyo Olympics were underway, was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.
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Research Editor Lynn A. Ribits
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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, more than 50 National Sports Organizations and the just opened United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum and Hall of Fame. It’s no wonder that LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION is spot on when talking about Colorado Springs.
City of Colorado SpringS addendum Area: 194.68 square miles. Government: City Council-Mayor Housing - Median List Price (June 2021) Briargate - $440,000 Central - $400,000 East - $375,000 Northeast - $395,000 Powers - $380,000 Northgate - $519,000 Northwest - $545,000 Old Colorado - $425,000 Southwest - $325,000 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: 498,879 (2021 est.) 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: 3.07% City Sales Tax, 1.0% RTA Tax, 1.23% County Sales, 2.9% State Sales, Total 8.2%. 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, Mountain 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
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 like the three-day Territory Days street fair or the whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter Dat. There’s always something to do in OCC.
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.cmsd12.org Colorado Springs 80905
Broadmoor, Cheyenne Canyon, Skyway Park, Broadmoor Bluffs, Broadmoor Glen, Stratton Preserve
1115 N. El Paso St. 719-520-2000 Colorado Springs 80903
Gold Camp Hills, Ivy Wild, Rustic Hills, Mountain Shadows, Norwood, Wagon Trails, Old Colorado City
IB*, STEM*, ESL*, AP, Honors, Gifted/Talented
Cripple Creek Victor RE-1 www.ccvschools.com
410 North B St. Cripple Creek 80813
Cripple Creek, Victor, and SW Teller County
Northeast Colorado Springs and Falcon Area
10665 Jimmy Camp Rd. Fountain 80817
Fountain, Fort Carson, Rock Creek Twp.
1060 Harrison Rd. 719-579-2000 Colorado Springs 80905
Lewis Palmer District 38 www.lewispalmer.org
146 N. Jefferson 719-488-4700 P.O. Box 40, Monument 80132
405 El Monte Place Manitou Springs 80829
Manitou Springs, Cedar Heights, Crystal Park, Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls
AP, Honors, Blended Learning, Online and Home School programs A
Includes variety of night, online and digital learning opportunties B (C) Lower/Upper and K-12 campuses. (E) Includes 2 K-8 campuses. C K-8 Charter School, Pre-school-8th gr. “Innovation” School, Alternative High School, Online School D Home school curriculum and “cottage school” enrichment. E Alternative High School, Blended Learning grades 1 – 12, Pikes Peak Early College F Home School Enrichment Academy K-8 grade G Mountain Vista Home School Academy, Aspire Online Academy and Career Readiness Academy. IB International Baccalaureate
943 Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant
AP, Honors, Gifted/Talented, College Classes, CTE*, STEM*, NJROTC, ELL
155 Panther Way Woodland Park 80863
935 North El Paso County, incld. Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Black Forest
1820 Main St. 719-391-3000 Security, Widefield, part of Fountain, 1c Colorado Springs and other rural areas. Colorado Springs 80911
Woodland Park RE-2 wpsdk12.org
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AP, Honors, Gifted/Talented, CTE*, STEM*, Fine Arts
Widefield District 3 www.wsd3.org
South & Southeast Colorado Springs
Honors, AP, Gifted/Talented, CTE*, Art, Theatre Music
Manitou Springs District 14 www.mssd14.org
AP, Honors, Gifted Education, IB for K-8, AFJROTC
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AP, Honors, College Classes, CTE*, NJROTC
Harrison District 2 www.hsd2.org
AP, Honors, Gifted/Talented, CTE*, IB*
Fountain Fort Carson District 8 www.ffc8.org
10850 E. Woodman Rd. Peyton 80831
AP, Honors, Gifted, Headstart, Free Tutoring, Healthcare Falcon District 49 www.d49.org
Numerous AP and Honors classes, gifted/talented, career tech and college class enrollment.
Colorado Springs District 11 www.d11.org
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS 2020-2021 C* E J M HS A-V FUNDED PUPIL COUNT
2019 TEST SCORES – SAT GRADUATION % STUDENTS RATE (2020) CONT. ED.
SPECIAL OFFERINGS Academy District 20 www.asd20.org
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math CTE* Career and Technology Education ESL*, ELL* English as Second Language/ Language Learners NJROTC Navy JR. ROTC AFJROTC Air Force JR. ROTC 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 in school funding based on FTE count (minus on-line)
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The Tri-Lakes area is about 19 miles north of Colorado Springs along 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.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 4 Credits in English Students who attend a 4-year public college/university in Colorado will need to earn the following to meet the Higher Education Admission Requirements* Students must complete the SAT exam and provide scores. * Community college admission. Minimums only, some schools tougher.
3 Credits in Math 3 Credits in Social Studies 4 Credits in Science 1 Credit in Physical Education 1 or 2 Credit(s) Foreign Language 1 Credit College Prep 5 Credits of Additional Electives
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El Paso County/Centennial Hall 200 S. Cascade Colorado Springs 80903 adm.elpasoco.co Public Information Office: 719-520-654 Median Home List Price: $800,000 (2021) Average Household Income: $125,000 Population: 14,081 Black Forest is the dark patch of thick pine you notice north of Colorado Springs when flying into the city. Black Forest is a rural area that the residents are pretty much set Black Forest is a on keeping that way. Many homes are situated on five or census-designated place more acres. Abundant wildlife lives in the surrounding (CDP) in El Paso County, Colorado. woods. Ranches that dot the area raise everything from A CDP is a community that lacks a llamas to Arabian horses. Temperatures run about ten separate municipal government, but degrees cooler than Colorado Springs, the growing season is about a month shorter and the area receives otherwise resembles an incorporated 42 Valley Crescent • Palmer Lake 80133 more moisture, especially in the winter. Residents enjoy city or village. CDPs provide data on 481-2953 • www.townofpalmerlake.com miles of trails in the rolling, wooded hills of Fox Run population identified by name, but are Median Home List Price: $460,000 (2021) and Black Forest Regional Parks. At the same time, not legally incorporated under the Average Household Income: $123,000 Black Forest is only fifteen minutes from the malls and laws of the state in which Population: 3,067 shopping centers located in the northern part of Colorado they are located. Palmer Lake is three miles northwest of Monument at Springs. Black Forest’s quality of life is reflected in its good 7,200 feet above sea level. Established in 1872 atop the schools, spectacular homesteads, unlimited recreation… with a Palmer Divide to provided water for the steam engines of the Denver little wilderness thrown in for good measure. & 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.
Woodmoor & Gleneagle Woodmoor Median Home List Price: $640,000 (2021) Median Income: $115,000 Population: Approx. 9,345
Gleneagle Median Home List Price: $515,000 (2021) Median Income: $108,000 Population: 6,885
Woodmoor and Gleneagle are unincorporated communities in the TriLakes 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
town of MonuMent - addendum Area: 4.6 square miles Government: Statutory– Board of Trustees and Manager. Median Home List Price: Monument: $625,000 (2021)
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.
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: Centura Health Urgent Care Tri-Lakes, UC Health - Memorial Hospital North (See Health Care) Once home to potato farming and ice harvesting, the Parks & Recreation: Limbach Park, Dirty Woman Creek Park, Lavelett Park, Concerts in the Park, town has grown to a community filled with small busiSculpture garden, Community garden, , Monument Lake, Monument Rock, Monument Creek Trail nesses, convenient retail centers, excellent schools, art Population: 8,253 (2021) and history. Post Offices: 545 3rd St., Monument, 719-488-5878; 1-800-ASK-USPS for all. Monument enjoys unique galleries and boutiques, restaurants Protection: 911 Emergency. Police 481-3253, Tri-Lakes/ Monument Fire Department 484-0911. and business offices. During the holiday season the area is Schools: Lewis Palmer School District 38 and Academy District 20 a favorite stop for locals and tourists to enjoy celebrations such Tax Rate: 3.00% Town of Monument, 1.23% County, 2.9% State, Total 7.13%. as Small Town Christmas and arts and craft fairs. Summer finds Utilities: Black Hills Energy (gas) 888-890-5554, Mountain View Electric 719-495-2283 the town filled with beautiful flowers, Art Hop events, a huge (Falcon Office) Comcast supplies cable. (See Basics) Monument Water Department 4th of July Celebration, Concerts in the Park and several family Emergency 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
US 24 / Ute Pass
US 24 - Ute Pass is the gateway to the natural wonders Manitou Springs City Hall Population: 5,530 (2021) of Teller County and the Rocky Mountains. Used by 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs 80829 Income: $67,000, Native Americans to get from the mountains to the 719-685-5481 • www.manitouspringsgov.com Median House List Price: $475,000 (2021) plains, the US 24/Ute Pass corridor is now used by Colorado Springs residents and visitors to Manitou Springs draws its name from the mineral springs which are found in this city. The healing waters experience the Rocky Mountain wilderness were used by Native Americans for centuries. Ultimately, they became one of the early draws for tourism in the and mountain lifestyle.
Pikes Peak Region.
Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community with art galleries, restaurants and numerous eclectic events that bring visitors to this historic town. Manitou Springs is also home to some of the region’s 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 “bucket List” event. Manitou Springs is art, is music, and is a special place to visit or stay. Sample the waters or sample its lifestyle – both are healing experiences.
Teller County Government 112 North “A” Street, Cripple Creek 80813 www.co.teller.co.us Divide Chamber of Commerce: www.dividechamber.org Population: 3,339 • Income: $69,000 • Median House List Price: $365,000 (2021) 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
City Hall Population: 8,119 20 W South Ave., PO Box 9007, 80866 Income: $65,972 719-687-9246 • www.city-woodlandpark.org Median House List Price: $476,000 (2021)
Woodland Park has the best majestic view of Pikes Peak - America’s Mountain. At 8,500’ elevation Woodland Park is just 18 miles west of Colorado Springs. While centrally located amidst Colorado’s many attractions, the city maintains its welcoming small-town feel. With easy access to Pike National Forest for rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking and more, Woodland Park elevates the mountain experience to an entirely new level.
Residents are a diverse group, which includes families, young singles, retirees, and active-duty military, as well as artists and musicians. It is home to excellent public and private schools, Charis Bible College, unique shops, restaurants, boutiques and outstanding business services. Woodland Park is known throughout Colorado for its Outdoor Farmers Market, which is held each Friday from early June through the end of September. Other signature events include the 4th of July Celebration, Symphony Above The Clouds, Woodland Music Series, Vino & Notes, Mountain Arts Festival,
Rock and Gem Show, Cruise Above the Clouds, Oktoberfest and more.
Come visit and enjoy the “Mountain Experience” of Woodland Park.
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Cripple Creek & Victor Cripple Creek City Hall 337 E. Bennett Ave Cripple Creek 80813 • 689-2502 www.cityofcripplecreek.com Population: 1,258 (within city limits) Income: $55,000 Median House Value: $217,000 (2021)
City of Victor 500 Victor Ave. Victor 80860 • 689-2284 www.victorcolorado.com Population: 426 Income: $65,000 Median Home List Price: $300,000 (2021) 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!
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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.greenmountainfalls.colorado.gov • 684-9414 Population: Green Mountain Falls 740 • Chipita Park-Cascade 1,233 Average Household Income: $73,000 Median Home List Price : Green Mountain Falls $375,000 (2021) 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!
lc and Peyton are also areas of Colorado Fa Springs thatFalcon 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. Peyton is a census designated place (CDP). Both communities share the same zip code.
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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.
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Average Household Income: $63,000 Population: 31,443 Median Home List Price: $355,000 (2021) 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 Fou nta in Va lle y Cham b e r o f Commerce. To learn more about this All-American City log on to www.fountaincolorado.org.
Security & Widefield Average Household Income: $67,000 Population: 39,6125 (2021) Median Home List Price: Security and Widefield $350,000 (2021) 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.
Colleges, Trade Schools, and Universities ACI Learning Colorad Springs Hub
Charis Bible College
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Main Office: Visitor and Transfer Center 2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, Colorado 81001 719-549-2100 • www.colostate-pueblo.edu
Colorado Christian University Southern Colorado Regional Center
Tower Campus 2864 S. Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80906 719-442-2264 Fort Carson Army Education Center 719-586-6930
4435 N. Chestnut St. Colorado Springs 80907 855-230-0555 www.coloradotechonline.com
800 Gospel Truth Way Woodland Park, 80863 844-360-9577• charisbiblecollege.org
(Adult & Graduate Studies) 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 105 Colorado Springs 80920 719-867-5800 • www.ccu.edu
14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs 80903 719-389-6000 • www.coloradocollege.edu
Colorado Dental Assisting School
6110 Barnes Road Colorado Springs 80922 719-259-0026 coloradodentalassistingschool.com
Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy
1490 W. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs 80904 719-634-7347 • cimt.edu
Colorado Technical University
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
427 E. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs 80903 719-520-1899 www.cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1675 Long St., Bldg, 1117, Room 110 Fort Carson • 719-576-6858 www.worldwide.erau.edu
Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Southern Colorado Chapter
2345 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80909 719-596-3688 • iecscc.org
2315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80909 719-632-7626 • intellitec.edu Automotive, computer systems, medical assistant, refrigeration, and HVAC tech.
International Salon and Spa Academy
5707 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80918 719-597-1413 • csbeautyschools.com
Nazarene Bible College
1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Ste. 312 Colorado Springs 80920 719-884-5000 • www.nbc.edu
• Downtown Studio Campus 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80903
• Rampart Range Campus 2070 Interquest Pkwy. Colorado Springs 80921
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7450 Campus Dr., Ste. 250 Colorado Springs 80920 719-596-4545 • www.acilearning.com
• Centennial Campus 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906
Peterson – 719-502-4300 Fort Carson – 719-502-4200
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Pikes Peak lege Community Col 719-502-2000 800-456-6847 www.ppcc.edu
Pima Medical Institute
5725 Mark Dabling Blvd. Colorado Springs 80919 800-477-7462 • www.pmi.edu Associates degree: medical lab and veterinary tech Certificates: dental, medical administation, and veterinary assistants, and pharmacy tech.
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
University of Northern Colorado
501 20th St., Greeley, Colorado, 80639 970-351-1890 • www.unco.edu
• Extended Campus
https://extended.unco.edu/ Online & Hybrid Programs Email: Extended.Campus@unco.edu Local: 970-351-2944 Toll-free: 1-800-232-1749
www.webster.edu • Colorado Springs Metro Campus 5475 Tech Center Dr., Suite 110 Colorado Springs 80919 719-590-7340
When It’s Raining
No worries, there’s still lots of kid friendly spots to check out.
Colorado’s professional sports teams offer special clubs and packages for children…Check these out!
The “Bug” Museum (May Natural History Museum) 710 Rock Creek Canyon Road 719-576-0450 coloradospringsbugmuseum.com
“Broncos Bunch” www.denverbroncos.com
Official kids club of the Denver Broncos. $30.00 membership includes a T-shirt, NFL trading cards, magazine, invitations, gift certificates, and activity passes.
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?!
“Rockies Rookies” mlb.com/rockies.
Penny Arcade 930 Manitou Ave., • Manitou Springs 80829 685-9815
Log on for 2021 membership information! Lots of goodies including cap, jersey, socks and lunch bag. Fan/kids-club for everyone ages 1 - 15.
Old-fashioned arcade featuring skeeball, retro rides, and hundreds of machines ranging from vintage pinball to modern video games.
Mini Mallows Kids Club Rocky Mountain Vibes @ UC Health Park • 304-5628 www.milb.com
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.
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)
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center 201 S. Fairview St. • Woodland Park 80863 686-1820 • www.rmdrc.com
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.firstteepikespeak.org
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.
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 Explore!
Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs 80907 576-8000 • www.discoverspace.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.
North Pole and Santas Workshop 5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade • 684-9432 • www.northpolecolorado.com
…what better way to spend a great day then being one with Mother Nature. Here are a few very family-friendly areas to visit.
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!)
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!
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.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 633-9925 • www.cmzoo.org
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.
Colorado Wilderness Families 303-279-3080 Membership 281-352-2236 www.cmc.org
Garden of the Gods
Family outings include camping and hiking trips. 1805 N. 30th St. • Colorado Springs Youth education programs are available for 634-6666 preschoolers through 12th grade. There is a This awesome red rock wonder is a registered Pikes Peak group active in the Springs. Log National Natural Landmark. There are many miles of on to the website and check out the trails (maps are available) for easy and moderate hiking. “Pikes Pique” newsletter and CMC A variety of guided tours for children can be accessed Pikes Peak Group on FB. 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.
Explore Colorado Springs on two (electric) wheels – its a great way to get around. PikeRide is a perfect way to spend a fun day in Colorado Springs using a healthy, planet-friendly and cost-effective mode of transportation. The electric-assist bikes make it super easy to get up small inclines, keep up with traffic and get going again once you've made a stop. To get more info and see a current map of all hub locations, simply visit the PikeRide website at www.pikeride.org or www.visitcos.com.
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Get Started: you can also download the PikeRide mobile app from the App Store or Google Play to set up your account and add your credit/debit card information. your first 15-minute ride is FREE! Please note a $10 hold will be placed on your card until the bike is properly locked and the ride session has ended. Pricing: Pay As you Go: $1 to unlock + $0.15 per minute 24-Hour Pass: $20 Monthly and Annual Passes available as well
Colorado Springs Airport 7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway, Colorado Springs 80916 550-1900 • www.coloradosprings.gov The Colorado Springs airport, serving hundreds of thousands every year, allows a breathtaking view of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. Conveniently locatednear I-25 twenty mintues from downtown, numerous attractions and major ski areas are within easy driving distance. It is consistently ranked as one of the most reliable with uncongested air space, short taxi time, and low weather related delays. AIRLINE
American www.aa.com. 800-433-7300 Delta www.delta.com 800-221-1212 Frontier www.flyfrontier.com 801-401-9000 Southwest www.southwest.com 800-435-9792 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.coloradosprings.gov Groome Transportation 719-687-3456 • www.groometransportation.com
Serves Colorado Springs and Denver International airports
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Bus Service Fountain Municipal Transit 392-3500 or 322-2031 www.fountaincolorado.org Metro Mobility 719-392-2396
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.
Uber and Lyft have been authorized to pick up and drop off passengers.
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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
Location for expedited services.
Post Office www.usps.com
Many post office locations around the area offer application and passport photo services.
Taxi s e Servic Pikes Peak Cab www.pikespeakcabllc.com 719-888-9000
Rocky Mountain Taxi www.rockymountiantaxi.com 719-966-2005
Teller Cab www.tellercab.com 719-687-8222 Serving Ute Pass
Things to Do... Places to See
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
No matter where you are in the Pikes Peak region you’re sure to be close to one of its many museums, attractions or places of May Natural History Museum (The “Bug” Museum) Approximately 7,000 invertebrates from the world’s tropical climates interest. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor are displayed, including unusual butterflies, 9” beetles and 16” stick or outdoor, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something in sects. The Museum of Space Exploration is also on site. Located to do, somewhere to visit, some place to call your favorite. With at 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd., south of the city. Open May thru the “new normal” please check to see if the location is open to September. 576-0450, www.coloradospringsbugmuseum.com the public and what protocols they are following to keep their Miramont Castle staff and visitors safe. Also check hours of operations and Constructed in 1895 for a French priest, the castle features nine styles of fees before you go because they’re subject to change, architecture using local stone and wood. It is dedicated to preserving the Victorian especially seasonal venues. But most of all – heritage of the area. Closed Mondays September thru May. Open daily Memorial MAKE SURE YOU GO! Day thru Labor Day. 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011 www.miramontcastle.org.
Museums 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 Lawmen 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, 719-385-5950, 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., 6345581, www.fac.coloradocollege.edu. 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.entcenterforthearts.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
Money Museum The largest collection in the U.S. dedicated to the art, history and science of money. Exhibits of gold and silver coins, tokens, medals and paper money from ancient to modern times. 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
United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum 200 S. Sierra Madre Street Colorado Springs 80903 719-497-1234 • www.usopm.org
This 60,000 squar foot museum is dedicated to the country’s greatest athletes, telling their stories with artifacts and through the use of media and technology. Voted the nation’s best new attraction in 2020 (USA Readers Choice Awards) it has 12 galleries full of interactive exhibits accessible to everyone. There is a restaurant and gift shop. Tickets can be purchased online.
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, 689-9090, www.oldhomesteadhouse.com 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. Closed Mondays. No admission charge. 11 Lake Circle, Colorado Springs, 719-577-7065, www.elpomar.org
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Pioneers Museum Pikes Peak Built in 1903 as the El Paso County Courthouse, the neoSummit Visitor Center classical building is the principal museum of the history 5089 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade 80809 and culture of the Pikes Peak region. 215 S.Tejon St. 719-385-7325 www.coloradosprings.gov No charge. Tues - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 385-5990. This 38,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art center has various Visit our website at www.cspm.org
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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
the outside describing views and indentifying landscape Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the features. A Colorado Springs Utility facility and U.S. Army American Cowboy High Altitude Research Lab are part of North America’s Depicts the history of the cowboy who created highest construction project in a fragile tundra ecosystem. rodeo, America‘s original sport. Self-guided tours Tasty treats await at the Summit as well! The famous include tracing the evolution of modern rodeo; Wild donuts will be served using the same high altitude West Show exhibit; rodeo sculptures & artwork; and recipe since 1916 with a lot more topping the main Hall of Champions, displaying trophies and The Rocky Mountain choices and a trail mix bar allows guests winnings of rodeo’s world champions. Hours vary seasonMotorcycle Museum to make custom snacks - munchally, call or visit online for current hours of operation. I-25 at Exit A large collection of Harley-Davidsons munch! Enjoy the crunch! 148. 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764 (1913 thru 1983) Excelsior, Indian, Japanese www.prorodeohalloffame.com and military cycles and other memorabilia. 19 N. Tejon., Colorado Springs. 719-487-8005, www.themotorcyclemuseum.com
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum Housed in an original building circa 1899, two floors of exhibits depict the city from its beginning to the heydays of gold mining. The tour includes panning for real gold. Open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day (call for off-season hours). Gift shop. Third and Victor Streets, Victor, 689-5509, www.victormuseum.com Western Museum of Mining & Industry Guided tours of gold and silver mining. Learn to pan for gold. Exhibits 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 medals and trophies. Call for hours. 20 First Street, 635-5200, www.worldskatingmuseum.org
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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.edu 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 Forbes 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, 623-5112, www.broadmoor.com. 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
Institute/ Beidleman Catamount Institute 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 4th 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. 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 Colorado Springs Philharmonic Performs classics, pops, family and holiday concerts at Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Call 575-9632 with questions. www.csphilharmonic.org.
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
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad Enjoy unobstructed views from open cars and interesting narrations about gold mines and trestles as you travel to Anaconda, a nearby deserted mining camp. Runs daily, mid May thru Labor Day, 520 E. Carr Street, Cripple Creek, Call 689-2640 for information or visit at www.cripplecreekrailroad.com. 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 entcenterforthearts.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: 634-5581, 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. www.nps.gov Garden of the Gods Park Natural park of 1,300 acres containing massive formations of red sandstone, including Gateway Rocks, Balanced Rock, and the Cathedral Spires. There are nature walks, foot and horse trails, and picnicking. 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 Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center is located at 3440 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. with exhibits, hiking trail maps, books, etc. Seasonal hours. 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 Old Colorado City 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. 344-8537, 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
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Provides a variety of services from a 2-hour ride in an open air car to gourmet breakfast, 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 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. Log online for tickets. 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, www.entcenterforthearts.org The Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway Newly refurbished and placed back into service in 2021 (yes, it’s still the highest railway in the USA) the cog railway takes visitors on an unforgettable panoramic trip to the 14,110 ft summit of America’s Mountain – Pikes Peak! Though the railway runs year round, the schedule is seasonal. So please check their website or call the box office to get up- to-date information on when the trains run. Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended. 515 Ruxton Ave, Manitou Springs 80829 (719) 685-5401 www.cograilway.com.
Colorado Springs made the “Traveler’s Choice 2021 Best of the Best” Ranked 7th on a relatilvey short list of 25 emerging destinations around the world. Colorado Springs is noted as a city for historians, sports enthusiasts, artists and foodies. The beautiful sunny weather and mountian air makes for truly spectacular environment.
U.S. Olympic & Paralympic 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.
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.
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Air Force Academy Visitors Center at Gateway of the Academy 719-333-2025 • www.usafa.edu 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. Open April thru November. Over 85 vintage military vehicles on display and shooting range. Call for tour.
4th Infantry Division Museum 6013 Nelson Blvd., Ft. Carson, www.carson.army.mil Exhibits and interprets the history from 1917 to present. Closed Tuesday and Sunday.
1000 Chopper Circle, Denver 80204 303-405-1100 • www.ballarena.com
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.entcenterforthearts.org
1135 13th Street , Boulder 80302 303-786-7030 • www.foxtheatre.com
1510 Clarkson Street, Denver 80218 303-837-1482 • www.livenation.com
Lon Chaney Theatre/City Auditorium 221 E. Kiowa, Colorado Springs 80903 385-5969 • www.coloradosprings.gov
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 Space 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 10:00 a.m.-3:00 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.
Pikes Peak Center
190 S. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs 80903 477-2121 • 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
111 W. Cimarron, Colorado Springs, 80903 368-8480 • www.weidnerfield.com
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
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Academy Little League (Baseball & Softball) www.academylittleleague.org 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 Avalanche (NHL) Ball Arena • 1000 Chopper Circle • Denver 80204 Box Office: 303-405-1111 • http://nhl.com/avalanche Colorado Mammoth (NLL) Ball Arena • 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.milb.com Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Pro League) Weidner Field ● 111 W. Cimarron St. ● Colorado Springs 80903 (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 Denver Nuggets (NBA) Ball Arena • 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 Baseball Academy 5815 Mark Dabling, Colorado Springs 80919 • 200-5692 www.coloradobaseballacademy.com Tball for ages 3-6, Baseball for ages 7-18 Colorado Springs Little League www.coloradospringslittleleague.com P.O. Box 76742, Colorado Springs 80970 Boys and girls T-ball, baseball, softball for ages 4-16 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.
Adventures Out West (flys from 4310 E. Fountain Blvd.) 578-0935 • www.advoutwest.com
Rainbow Ryders 800-725-2477 www.rainbowryders.com
Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides 888-468-9280 • www.coloradoballoonrides.com High But Dry Balloons (flys from 111 Lotus St.,Colorado Springs) 800-897-3066 • 260-0011 www.highbutdryballoons.com
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 Pike Ride 235-5862 • www.pikeride.org 633-6399 www.pikespeakbybike.co Bike share program. Different rides online. Trails and Open Space Coalition Colorado Springs Cycling Club 702 E. Boulder St., Ste. 200 bikesprings.org Colorado Springs 80903 633-6884 Pikes Peak Greenway (16 miles) www.cospringstrails.com www.trailsandopenspaces.org Trail maps online including Barr Trail up Pikes Peak.
Academy Lanes Air Force Academy Colorado Springs • 333-4709 Brunswick Circle Lanes 999 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 596-5257
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
Pinheadz Bowl 1867 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 344-8408
Summit Interquest 1180 Interquest Parkway Colorado Springs • 278-3861
Harmony Bowl 3845 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs • 591-1000
Thunder Alley Bowl 6391 Chiles Ave., Bldg 1511 Fort Carson • 719-526-5542
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
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.
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 Mtn. Blvd. No motorized watercraft allowed. 22 acres in size. Paddleboard rentals available.
Quail Lake In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Stocked with rainbow trout and also has crappie, pike and catfish.
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.
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 The “Colorado Fishing Atlas” is available at this office.
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. 34
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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. 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
Mountain Musher Vail • 970-653-7877 www.mountainmusher.com
Climbing - Indoor, Mountain, Rock
U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Rock climbing is available in the Colorado Association (USHPA) Springs area and it requires an annual Alpine Adventures 1685 W. Uintah St. • Colorado Springs 80904 permit. The permit may be obtained online at West Leadville • 719-486-9899 632-8300 • www.ushpa.org www.coloradosprings.gov . Rock climbing is www.alpineadventuresdogsledding.com Sled Dog Tours at Call or log-on for list of schools, clubs and locations. allowed at: Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Durango Dog Ranch Good Times Adventures Canyon, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Fly Colorado Ultra Lights (Peyton) Hesperus • 970-259-0694 Breckenridge • 970-453-7604 Ute Valley Park. For more information call 719-440-7864 • www.flycoloradoultralights.com www.durangodogranch.com www.goodtimesadventures.com Parks and Recreation. 719-385-5940. Powered hand gliding. Wintermoon Sled Dog Colorado Climbing Co. Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works If you’re really 209-6649 • coclimbing.com Steamboat Springs • 970-870-1782 Adventures into CLIMBING, Guided climbs for all levels. Telluride • 970-729-0058 www.steamboatdogsledding.com you might want to try Via Ferrata (Italian for www.telluridedogsledding.com “iron path”). It’s a new adventure you can find at Colorado Mountain Club Krabloonik Kennels Pikes Peak Chapter the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park or Royal Snowmass • 970-923-3953 303-279-3080 • www.cmc.org Gorge Bridge & Park, two of only five rock climbing www.krabloonik.com Colorado Springs paths open to the public in Colorado. Buckle Statewide organization with local chapters promotinto a secure harness connected to metal rungs ing recreational opportunities including classes, proand navigate your way through a canyon grams, hiking, climbing, skiing, and other outdoor course. It’s New, It’s Fun – adventures. Got to do! Hiking Front Range Climbing Co. 1676 S. 21st St.. • Colorado Springs 80904 U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station (Pikes Peak) If your looking 632-5822 • www.frontrangeclimbing.com 601 S. Weber, Colorado Springs for a good trail Professionally trained guides teach basics to cutting edge techniques. Climb the 636-1602 • Maps available. Colorado State Parks (Southeast Region) 4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs 227-5250 • www.cpw.state.co.us
to hike or bike check in here and have at it!
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
List of parks and maps including Cheyenne Mountain and Mueller.
the Manitou incline is not for the faint of heart. it is 2,744 steps to the heavens above that gains 2,000 feet of elevation in just under one mile. the average grade is 45 percent, but in places it can be as steep as 68 percent. it is not ada accessible and no dogs are allowed (for their safety and health). Checkout the information about the incline on www.visitcos.com – its got all the info you need to know!
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)
Detailed park and interactive trail maps online.
Trails and Open Spaces Coalition 1040 S. 8th St. • Colorado Springs 633-6884 www.trailsandopenspaces.org Image courtesy of Visit Colorado Springs
Information about “greenway project” and popular trails.!
The Mighty Manitou
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 Indoor and outdoor progressive lessons. Special family and group times and programs. Party facilities.
Springs Climbing Center 4642 Northpark Dr. Colorado Springs 80918 260-1050 • www.springsclimbingcenter.com
Twenty-five foot indoor climbing wall for ages four years and up, introductory and private classes offered. Over 13,000 square feet of sculpted climbing surface.
Gripstone 6220 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80923 719-559-4774 • gripstones.com
Gripstone has Olympic caliber speed climbing walls, fitness equipment, classes,camps, and competitions for all ages.
Pure Bouldering Gym 1401 S. 8th St., Colorado Springs 80905 719-633-5511 • pureboulevardgym.com
Golf Information on all listed golf courses available at www.cogolf.org
Patty Jewett Municipal 900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs • 385-6950
Valley High Municipal 610 S. Chelton Rd. Colorado Springs • 385-6917
Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 1850 Tuskegee Pl. Colorado Springs • 597-2637
Pine Creek at Briargate 9850 Divot Trail Colorado Springs • 594-9999
US Air Force Academy • 333-2606
Kings Deer Golf Club 19255 Royal Troon Dr. Monument • 559-4500
Shining Mtn. Golf Club 100 Shining Mountain Ln. Woodland Park • 687-7587
World Golf & Sand Creek Golf Course 6865 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs • 597-5489
Antler Creek Golf Course 9650 Antler Creek Dr. Falcon • 494-1900
Eisenhower Golf Club (Need Military Escort)
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
Monument Ice Rinks 16240 Old Denver Hwy. • Monument 487-8572 • www.monumenticerinks.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
Open skating (hockey and freestyle), clinics and lessons.
Ed Robson Arena - OPENING SOON! Colorado College • 820 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 www.coloradocollege.edu
Open October 2021! Indoor ice arena. Home of the Colorado College Tigers. This 3,400 seat venue is state-of-the-art, will be able to be used in a variety of ways - complete with retail space, restaurants, and other concessions.
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.
Sertich Ice Center In Memorial Park (corner of Pikes Peak & Union) • Colorado Springs 385-5983 • www.coloradosprings.gov Public skating, figure skating, hockey camps.
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
Academy Riding Stables 4 El Paso Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 633-5667 • www.academyridingstables.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 36
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.
Vail Resort Adventure Park 970-754-8245 • vail.com
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.
Copper Mountain Tubing Hill 866-416-9874 • coppercolorado.com Call for height and or age requirements. Reservations are either required or recommended.
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).
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
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.
Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex Fort Carson
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
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 Skiing between the Army, County, Sheriff, and Colorado Teller County Trails 10 Best Resorts in the U.S. 2021/2022 Parks and Wildlife Division, this facility is Teller County bike trails include: Narrowing the best of the best ski resorts in Colorado is open to those 6 years old and up. Now next to impossible! Here’s a list from the skiers that ski the open for rifle and pistol shooting (120 Centennial Trail – This 7.2 mile paved trail is located at Hwy. most and are definitly worth a visit. www.snowpak.com positions across 7 ranges), a skeet 67 and Midland Ave. It connects Woodland Park with Pike #1 - Breckenridge #6 - Telluride and trap range, clubhouse with National Forest campgrounds. #2 - Vail #7 - Saginaw Valley retail store and restaurant will Divide Loop Trail – Trail can be reached from the Hayden #3 - Aspen #8 - Beaver Creek be added in phases. Divide Community Park and is a 2.75 mile gravel path. #4 - Alta #9 - Steamboat #5 - Jackson Hole #10 - Snowbird Gold Camp Trail – In Cripple Creek, this trail is three miles long. There are two trailheads allowing for historic rides through mining areas. Sky Diving Mueller State Park – See above. Royal Gorge Skydive High Sky Adventures Parachute Club For maps, details and more listings check out these websites: 719-784-2047 Fremont County Airport • Canon City http://adm.elpasoco.com www.royalgorgeskydive.com 598-5867 • www.highskyadventurespc.com www.trailcentral.com Offers first jump classes. www.trailsandopenspaces.org/trails
Rockhound Tours 684-2408 • www.rockhoundatv.com Offers trail rides with gorgeous views.
Mountaintop Snow Tubing Keystone Resort Adventure Point 970-496-4386 • keystoneresort.com Winter Park Resort Coca-Cola Tube Park 970-722-5422 • winterparkresort.com Frisco Adventure Park 970-668-2558 • townoffrisco.com
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
Cheyenne Mountain Aquatic Center (At the high school) 1200 Cresta Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-7665 Cottonwood Creek Recreation Center (Open All year / Indoor Wave Pool) 3920 Dublin Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 385-6508 Operated by the yMCA 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.
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.
Community Parks (maps online)
For more information, call the Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 1401 Recreation Way, 385-5940, www.coloradosprings.gov
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. 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) 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. 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. 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.
Open Space 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, 109 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, playing fields, volleyball, basketball, 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.
Teller County Parks
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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. Climbing rock, playing fields, picnic areas, 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. Rainbow Falls: Features a 50 ft. waterfall, unique rock formations, and trail to the top. Located at west end of Manitou Springs off Serpentine Drive. Rock Island Trail follows an abandoned railway line. The 10.5 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. Playground, basketball and pickleball courts, trails and exercise areas. Fontaine Blvd. at Drury Lane.
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, 6872366. 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 39
The military is a major presence in Colorado Springs with five major installations, numerous commands and headquarters, including the new United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) calling it home. A thriving defense industry is one of the cornerstones of Colorado Springs’ economy. The military also has a major impact in shaping the “personality” of the Pikes Peak region.
united States Space force - Space operations Command The U.S. Space Force (USSF) is the newest branch of the Armed Forces. It was established December 20, 2019, with enactment of the Fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The USSF was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility for the USSF, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense. Additionally, a four-star general known as the Chief of Space Operations (CSO) serves as the senior military member of the USSF. The CSO is a full member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The USSF is a military service that organizes, trains, and equips space forces in order to protect U.S. and allied interests in space and to provide space capabilities to the joint force. The USSF Headquarters and Office of the CSO are located in the Pentagon, just like the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) was re-designated as Headquarters, Space Operations Command, at Peterson Space Force Base, one of three Field Commands within the USSF. As a new military service, the U.S. Space Force will leverage the Air Force for more than 75 percent of its enabling functions to significantly reduce cost and avoid duplication.
peterson Space force Base
Located east of Colorado Springs and adjacent to the Colorado Springs Airport off US Highway 24, Peterson SFB 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 photoreconnaissance, bomber, and fighter missions.
Schriever Space force Base Schriever Space Force Base boasts several mission sets, including three Space Deltas whose missions are focused on satellite control networks, cyberspace, GPS, satellite communications and protecting and defending operations. Located 12 miles east of Colorado Springs and home to 8,000 military and civilian employees, the base is known as the “Master of Space.” It is also home to Joint Task Force-Space Defense, the 527th Space Aggressors Squadron, Missile Defense Agency, Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities unit and the U.S. Navy Observatory Alternate Master Clock. In June 1988, Falcon Air Force Station was designated Falcon Air Force Base. And 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 Space 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, Schriever Space Force Base makes up a portion of PetersonSchriever Garrison, as part of the U.S. Space Force restructure. It operates remote tracking stations, satellite operations centers and other command and control facilities around the world. These facilities monitor satellites during launch, command and control 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. More information about Schriever SFB can be found at their website: www.schriever.spaceforce.mil
Today, it is home to the Peterson-Schriever Garrison which provides support to missile warning, missile defense, and space control missions worldwide. The Garrison hosts more than 50 mission partners on Peterson SFB, including the 302nd Airlift Wing (Reserve), as well as several headquarters including Space Operations Command, three Space Deltas, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, and Army Strategic Command, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Collectively, the Peterson-Schriever Garrison consists of a medical group, two mission support groups and numerous staff agencies that provide health care, mission readiness support, communication and information technology, security, civil engineering, fire protection, environmental management, manpower, personnel, logistics, contracting, base services and housing support for Peterson SFB, Schriever SFB, and Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station in Colorado, Thule Air Base in Greenland, New Boston Space Force Station in New Hampshire, and Kaena Point Space Force Station in Hawaii. The garrison supports more than 18,400 personnel who manage an annual budget of $285 million and administer nearly $1.1 billion in contracts. Sharing a flight line with the City of Colorado Springs allows Peterson SFB personnel to work closely with the City to ensure vital services are available when the mission requires it. The 302nd AW 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 ordnance disposal teams are also available to the Airport at any time. More information about Peterson SFB can be found at their website, www.peterson.spaceforce.mil
united States air force academy
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The mission of the United States Air Force Academy is to educate, train, and inspire men and women to become leaders of character, motivated to lead the Air Force and Space Force in service to our nation. 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 and Space Force leaders the scenic 18,500-acre campus doubles as university and boot camp. 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.edu.
fort Carson Fort Carson – The Mountain Post, and home to the 4 th Infantry Division, 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 3rd largest employer and accounts for $2.4 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 approximately 26,000 active duty military, 31,000 Family members and is served by over 5,700 civilian employees. The post’s 4th Infantry Division has armored, Stryker, aviation and sustainment brigades. The "Ivy" Division celebrated 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 Fort Carson will continue to have a significant impact on Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. www.carson.army.mil
Cheyenne Mountain Space force Station Cheyenne Mountain SFS has its origins in the Cold War as a hightech 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, host multiple commands: North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and U.S. Space Force. It is operated by the Peterson-Schriever Garrison and is 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 2,000 feet underground, has 25-ton blast doors to protect it from nuclear attack and is essentially an underground city built on springs. It is a joint and bi-national command made up of personnel from the Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Space Force and Canadian Armed Forces, with command centers staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Veterans & Military Resources Health and Human Services Cedar Springs Hospital www.cedarspringssbhs.com • 719-633-4114 2135 Southgate Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 PFC Floyd Lindstrom Outpatient Clinic www.denver.va.gov • 719-327-5660 3141 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs 80907 Colorado Springs Veterans Center 3920 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs 80907 719-471-9992 Crawford House (Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition) www.cvrcforvets.org • 719-477-1639 415 S. Weber, Colorado Springs 80903 Provides safe emergency housing through referrals.
Disabled American Veterans (dAV) • Chapter 26 Knob Hill 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. (meeting location) 719-591-8787 • 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 El Paso County Veterans Services www.communityservices.elpasoco.com • 719-520-7750 5850 Championship View, Ste. 130, Colorado Springs 80902 Evans Community Hospital (Fort Carson) www.evans.amedd.army.mil • 719-526-7000 1650 Cochrane Circle, Ft. Carson 80913
Veterans and Military Resources Health and Human Services Military Health System - Tricare - West www.tricare-west.com ……………………….844-866-WEST Healthcare plans and enrollment Military One Source www.militaryonesource.mil …………………...800-342-9647 Department of Defense website provides information about facilities, benefits and services, the Wounded Warrior program, and relocation. 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 Space Force Base Health Clinic 559 Vincent St. Bldg 959 www.peterson.spaceforce.mil ………………..719-524-2273 Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention 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. Stable Strides 13620 Halleluiah Tr., Elbert, CO 80106 www.stablestrides.org ……………………...…719-495-3908 “Operation Mack-Healing With Horses is designed for the special rehabilitation needs of military personnel recovering from injuries such as traumatic brain, amputation, and PTSD - based on each riders individual needs. Schriever Space Force Base Health Clinic www.schriever.spaceforce.mil 220 Falcon Pkwy……………………………:....719-524-2273 Health and wellness Center………………….719-567-3752 airman and family readiness Center……....719-567-3920 Teller County Veterans Services 800 Research Drive, Ste. 230, Woodland Park 80863 www.teller.co.us ………………………………. 719-686-5526
Home Front Military Network 1120 N. Circle, Ste. 230, Colorado Springs 80909 www.homefrontmilitarynetwork.org ….719-577-7417 (office) Provides emergency grant money for essential expenses and referral services to those needing counseling or other support. The Independence Center 729 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903 www.theindependencecenter.org………….…719-471-8181 Independent living services and programs for those choosing to stay in their own homes. U.S. Air Force Academy Clinic (10th Medical Group) 4102 Pinion Dr., Air Force Academy 80840 www.airforcemedicine.af.mil ………………….719-524-2273 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care……………………………………..877-222-8387 life insurance…………………………………..800-419-1473 disability insurance, education, Home loans, pensions, Burial Benefits……………………..800-827-1000 www.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.
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)
Fort Carson Child, youth Services (CyS) 1590 Prussman Blvd, Bldg 1518, Fort Carson www.carson.armymwr.com 719-526-1101, Military DSN 312-691-1101
Veterans Today www.veteranstoday.com Military and Foreign Affairs online journal
Fort Carson Army Wellness Center 1891 Prussman Blvd, Bldg. 1843, Fort Carson www.evans.amedd.army.mil 719-526-3887, DSN 691-3887 Pikes Peak Council of Governments Fort Carson Regional Growth Plan and Joint Land Use Study www.ppacg.org • 719-471-7080 Data and maps. Veterans Benefits Administration Intake site for all military bases 1626 O’Connell Bldg. 813, 3rd Floor Fort Carson www.va.gov • 719-526-1818 Claims assistance, disability evaluation, transition assistance.
Education and Employment Assistance Catalyst Accelerator 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Ste. 120, Colorado Springs 80903 719-394-0606 Hosted at the Catalyst Campus, this 12 week program is designed Air Force Awareness by providing specific training, connections, and networking. Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC Military Affairs Council (MAC) Coordinator Development Officer 719-575-4325 • coloradospringschamberedc.com Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center 530 Communications Circle, Colorado Springs 80905 719-772-7000 • www.veteranscenter.org
The Veteran’s Voice 888-826-3215 • www.theveteransvoice.com Online and published 6 times a year
The Enlisted Association www.trea.org Log on for Chapter information, locations, and various phone numbers. Department of Colorado - VFW vfwco.org There are numerous posts throughout the Colorado Springs area.
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 Military.com Online news for all military branches.
Onward to Opportunity Colorado Center Daniel & Gayle D’Aniello Building1 01 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, Ny 13244 719- 244-6634 or 719-231-5353 mobile
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITy CONTACTS
Pikes Peak Workforce Center 719-667-3700 • www. ppwfc.org Workshops and labs covering resumes, interviews, computer skills, job searches. Calendar posted online.
Pikes Peak Community College Department of Military and Veterans Programs 719-502-4100 • www.ppcc.edu Locations, placement testing, degrees and programs are online. There is an active Student Veterans Organization on campus.
Women In Defense - Rocky Mountain Chapter P.O. Box 75026, Colorado Springs 80970 www.rockymountainwid.org Professional development and networking, community outreach, and mentoring. Membership applications online. United States Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov • 800-827-1000 Information about education, training and GI Bill.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O) Colorado is a free career training program providing professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. Combines industry-validated curricula, partnerships with veteran service organizations and private sector companies to provide professional certification and employment services. O2O helps prepare for the participant’s next career.
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Associations and Posts
American Legion Posts www.coloradolegion.org There are active posts in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, Manitou Springs, and Cripple Creek.
Colorado State University - Pueblo Military and Veterans Success Center 719-549-2910 • www.csupueblo.edu
Regis University Colorado Military and Veteran Resource Center (NW Denver Campus) 303-964-5354 • www.regis.edu University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Office of Veteran and Military Affairs @ McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center 719-255-3253 • www.military.uccs.edu For detailed services and benefits provided, log-on to website. SCORE Chapter 26 Counseling www.coloradosprings.score.org Main Office - 13395 Voyager Pkwy. Ste. 130, PMB353 Monument/Tri Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street 719-481-3282
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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 719-385-6650 • 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
Division of Motor Vehicles’ Offices: El Paso County 719-520-6240 Centennial Hall Branch: 200 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 Vehicle registration 24/7 kiosk only.
Main - Citizen Service Center: 1675 W Garden of the Gods Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Southeast Branch: 5650 Industrial Place (Southeast corner of Powers Blvd. & Airport Rd.) Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. North Branch - Union Town Center: 8830 N. Union Blvd. (Northwest corner of Union Blvd. & Research Parkway). Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm 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 The Promenade 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 Broadband.………………... www.hellotds.com ……………….....844-322-8835 Verizon………………………….. www.verizonwireless.com ..………..800-837-4966
Military Family Support Services Fort Carson Army Community Service 1517 Ellis Street Building 1201 Fort Carson, CO 80913 Phone: 719-526-4590 Phone: (DSN) 312-691-4590 Fax: 719-526-2637 Fax: (DSN) 312-691-2637 Peterson Space Force Base/ Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station Airman & Family Readiness Center 135 Dover Street, Suite 1203 Peterson SFB, CO 80914 Phone: 719-556-6141 Phone: (DSN) 312-834-6141 Fax: 719-556-0909 Fax: (DSN) 312-834-0909 www.21fss.com
Schriever Space Force Base Airman & Family Readiness Center 101 Falcon Parkway Schriever SFB, Co 80912 Phone: 719-567-3920 Phone: (DSN) 312-560-3920 Fax: 719-567-7378 Fax: (DSN) 312-560-7378 www.schriever.spaceforce.mil/AandFRC_3
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 • 719-884-1413 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 - Administration Office 6400 W. Coal Mine Ave., Littleton 80123 www.shilohhouse.org • 202-932-9599 Support Line: 303-695-7996 (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. 312, 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.
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 15 libraries, online resources, and mobile library services. Visit one of these libraries to learn about eLibrary materials, business classes, nonprofit resources, adult education opportunities, and makerspaces Find the location nearest you at /library-locations. PPLD’s eLibrary features eBooks, movies, documentaries, streaming music, magazines, comic books, and more. Stop by 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, 6113 to learn more about mobile library stops.
Pet Licenses & Animal Control
PPLD Locations: Call (719) 531-6333 and use the extension below to reach your preferred location: Calhan Library…………..x 7013 Old Colorado City………x 7006 Cheyenne Mountain……x 7001 Palmer Lake……………..x 7007 East Library……………..x 7014 Penrose………………….x 7015 Fountain………………….x 7002 Rockrimmon…………….x 7008 High Prairie……………...x 7003 Ruth Holley……………..x 7009 Library 21………………..x 7012 Sand Creek……………...x 7018 Manitou Springs…………x 7004 Ute Pass…………………x 7011 Monument……………….x 7005 Florissant Library 334 Circle Dr., Florissant 80816 748-3939 www.rampart.colibraries.org
Security Public Library 715 Aspen Dr., Colorado Springs 80911 391-3191 securitypubliclibrary.org
Woodland Park Library 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 80866 687-9281 www.rampart.colibraries.org
(Affiliated with the school district)
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 9:00 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 719-382-1126 • Fort Carson Venernary Center 719-526-3803
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.
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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 • Questions? 719-302-8703
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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. 719-302-8798 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 47
News p ap ers
The city of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, provides electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater treatment within the city limits and in some neighboring areas. Services can be started before occupancy.
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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 577-4545 • www.csbj.com Colorado Springs Independent 235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 577-4545 • www.csindy.com
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.
Colorado 2021 Ranking “State of Business Tax Climate” (TaxFoundation.org ranking of all states)
overall 21 Sales tax 36 Corporate tax 10 property tax 32 individual unemployment income tax 14 insurance tax 41 Retail Sales Taxes State 2.9%, Colorado Springs 3.07%, El Paso County 1.23%, Pikes Peak Transportation Authority 1.0% TOTAL = 8.2% State Individual Income Tax Flat rate; 4.55% 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 7.15% 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.
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 Intermountain Rural Electric Association Woodland Park District Office – 687-9277 • 800-332-9540 Customer Service www.irea.coop • 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
Black Hills Energy • 888-890-5554 • www.blackhillsenergy.com
Serves Black Forest, Chipita Park, Cascade, part of Divide, Fountain, Glen Eagle, Green Mountain Falls, Palmer Lake, Widefield, Woodland Park, Woodmoor, Victor, Monument, Manitou Springs
Colorado Natural Gas • 800-720-8193 • www.coloradonaturalgas.com Colorado Springs Utilities (see above) Provides gas to some outlying areas
Cherokee Metro Water • 6250 Palmer Park Blvd., Colorado Springs 80915 719-597-5080 • cherokeemetro.org Provides water for approximately 23,000 in the Springs area.
Vital Records El Paso County
Birth and Death Certificates are available in person, by mail, or online at www.elpasocountyhealth.org 1675 W. Garden of the Gods #2044, Colorado Springs 80907 • 719-575-8492 Marriage Licenses may be obtained at the 4 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.
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 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 719-884-2300 (Office), 884-2350 (Reservations)
Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado 1460 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, 80907 719-635-4483 • www.goodwillcolorado.org
Mountain Metro Bus Service for Seniors 719-385-7433 • www.coloradosprings.gov
El Paso County Senior Assistance Programs 636-0000 • www.humanservices.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.
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.
Pikes Peak Library District www.reserach.ppld.org
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 • 600-2644 www.fvscenter.org 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) • Online Directory
For those 55+ – numerous programs, trips, recreation, volunteer opportunities, support groups, meals and transportation (600-2643) are available.
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
• Senior Information and Assistance Center 14 S. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs 80905 719-471-2096 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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 719-689-7360
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
Senior Resource Council 2210 E. LaSalle St. Ste. 113 • Colorado Springs 80919 719-260-0744 • www.seniorresourcecouncil.org Silver Key Senior Services 1625 S. Murray Blvd. • Colorado Springs 80916 719-884-2300 • www.silverkey.org
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.
Teller Senior Coalition (center) 750 E. Hwy 24, Bldg. 2 • Woodland Park 80866 719-687-3330 • www.tellerseniorcoalition.org
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)
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
Health Care Air Force Academy Hospital (10th Medical Group) 4102 Pinion Dr. • USAFA 80840 719-524-2273 • www.usafa.af.mil Serving military personnel
Cedar Springs Hospital 2135 Southgate Rd Colorado Springs 80906 719-633-4114 • www.cedarspringsbhs.com Mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment
Centura Health Penrose-St. Francis Health Services www.centura.org • Penrose Mountain Primary Care 41 State Hwy. 67 Woodland Park 80863 719-776-4780 • Penrose Cancer Center 2222 N. Nevada Colorado Springs 80907 719-776-5281 • Penrose Hospital 2222 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80907 719-776-5000
• Penrose - St. Francis Primary Care Cripple Creek 412 N. C Street, Cripple Creek 80813 719-776-4310 • St. Francis Medical Center 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. Colorado Springs 80923 719-571-1000
• 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
• Urgent Care Broadmoor 1263 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs 80906 719-776-3300
• Penrose St. Francis Health Center 3027 N. Circle Drive Colorado Springs 80909 719-776-3216 (Urgent Care) 719-776-4646 (Primary Care)
Childrens Hospital Colorado Colorado Springs 4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs 80920 719-305-1234 www.childrenscolorado.org
• Outpatient Care at Briargate 4125 Briargate Pkwy, Colordo Springs 719-305-9000
Concentra 866-944-6046 • www.concentra.com Operates 5 clinics in Colorado Springs located on West Bijou, South Academy, Mark Dabling Blvd., Austin Bluffs Parkway, and E. Woodman Rd.
Diversus 115 S Parkside Dr., Colorado Springs 719-572-6100 www.diversushealth.org Provides addiction, counseling, crisis and psychiatric services at a variety of locations.
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.
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.
Kaiser Permanente 800-218-1059 www.healthy.kaiserpermanente.org Log on to find detailed information on medical offices and affiliates.
Mountain View Medical Group (Part of Optum) 2 S. Cascade, Colorado Springs 80903 719-590-1177 • www.mvmg.com Numerous locations around the area.
New Century Hospice 6270 Lehman Drive, Ste. 150 Colorado Springs 80918 719-330-6652
Medical and Dental Referral Services
Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado 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
Optum 2 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 140 Colorado Springs 80903 538-2900 • www.cshp.net Numerous facilities throughout the area covering primary, specialty care, and urgent care.
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) • Fountain Health Clinic 350 Lyckman Fountain 80817 • 632-5700 • Falcon (D-49) 12050 Falcon Hwy., Peyton 80831 344-6247
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) In Penrose Hospital 2312 N. Nevada, Ste. 400 719-577-2555 1633 Medical Center Point 719-475-2405 www.rockymountaincancercenters.com
Alcoholics Anonymous…………..573-5020 Al-Anon and Alateen.…………....632-0063 Alzheimer’s Assoc……………......266-8773 American Cancer Society………..557-4974 American Diabetes Association…………………..720-855-1102 American Heart Association...303-801-4630 American Medical Response Ambulance……….……………….597-1277 Arthritis Foundation………….888-391-9389 Aspen Point Lighthouse Crisis Center………………….…...635-7000 Centura Nurse Line……………888-808-8828 Colorado Springs Dental Society…598-5161 Colorado Chiropractic Assocation…………………..303-755-9011 Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis (TESSA;)…..………………..633-3819 El Paso County Medical Society…591-2424 Memorial Hospital HealthLink…..444-2273 Multiple Sclerosis Alliance……….633-4603 Muscular Dystrophy…………720-777-2806 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
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 • Grandview Hospital 5623 Pulpit Peak View Colorado Springs 80918 719-272-3600 • 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 719-374-6060
Business Connections Sponsored by
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)
Fort Carson 5366 Mekong St., Blds. 1237 (For Veterans)
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
631 N. Weber, Ste. 210, 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
Other Resources 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.
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.
Collaborating with local government, businesses, and civic and not-for-profit groups the Downtown Partnership works to make great things happen SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives Association for downtown Colorado Springs. Primary goals of the Partnership Counselors to America’s Small Business Shared are to draw businesses downtown, create and sustain an eclectic 13395 Voyager Pkwy., Ste. 130, PMB353, Colorado Springs 80921 Office/Cowork Space 377-3107 • www.coloradosprings.score.org and lively residential neighborhood, recruit and support a Not to be confused with office rental, Score is a group of over 50 experienced business men and growing mix of unique and mostly independent retail, further these locations offer a variety of day and women – many still active in their own careers – who want to downtown as the location for an expanding arts and cultural weekly passes, monthly memberships, see the small business climate in Colorado Springs be scene and heighten the downtown’s appeal across ethnic, full time, and permanent spaces. successful and growing. These executives provide free cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversities. and confidential business counseling. They share their The Enclave Established in 2006, the Downtown Development Authorexperience and knowledge by working with you to analyze 2121 Academy Circle ity provides programs and financial incentives to “push” your business, explore strategies, develop business plans Colorado Springs 80909 and monitor progress. Counseling is also available in downtown development, which usually costs four to five 428-5582 • enclavecoop.com Woodland Park and in the Monument/Tri Lakes area. times more than the cost of suburban development. Open 9-5:30, Monday - Friday. A new “Smart Start” workshop series has been added. Epicentral Coworking Economic Development Division – El Paso County 415 N. Tejon Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation 9 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs 80903 Colorado Springs 80903 P.O. Box 740 • Monument 80132 520-6236 • admin.elpasoco.com 470-0415 • epicentral.org 719-481-3282 • www.trilakeschamber.com The El Paso County ECDD is responsible for economic Open 8-5, Monday - Friday. The Tri-Lakes EDC mission is to expand the Tri-Lake development, affordable housing and Community Developregion’s economic base, achieving sustained growth and The Machine Shop ment Block Grants (CDBG). The main components of economic prosperity for Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle, 4 S. Wahsatch Ave., Ste. 120, development include the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, the King’s Deer and Black Forest. The Tri-Lakes EDC achieves this Colorado Springs 80903 Business Loan Fund, Commercial Aeronautical Zone, and other by working with local and regional stakeholders to help current 514-2436 • jointhemachine.com business incentives. Affordable housing is addressed through primary employers expand their presence within the region; Open 9-5, Monday - Friday. the El Paso County Housing Authority and other housing programs. working to recruit and help relocate new primary employer CDBG funds are available through the State of Colorado for businesses to the area and by creating and fostering relationships HUD-approved purposes. through outreach programs and community events. Satellite Offices at: Fort Carson, 7366 Mekong St., Bldg. 6237 (for veterans)
OTHER CONNECTIONS 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 Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 442-2007 • scwcc.com 52
Several organizations help consumers and businesses make the right connections for success, information and problem resolution. 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.
Colorado Startup Ecosystem Canvas 1245 Champa St., Denver 80204 www.coloradostartups.org Comprehensive list of resources for inspiration, training, developing, funding, and launching new businesses.
Exponential Impact 3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs 80907 www.exponentialimpact.com Supports tech companies through a variety of hybrid programs, education and mentorships.
Colorado Springs Hispanic Business Council The Hispanic Chamber 6050 Stetson Hills Blvd. #439 Colorado Springs 80922 www.cosconcilio.com
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 Apprentice Personnel 3134 W. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs 80919 888-857-2426 apprenticepersonnel.com Blackstone Technology Group 102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 1225 Colorado Springs 80903 633-2772 • www.bstonetech.com Information technology engineering and finance. Common Roots LLC 805 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903 578-1227 • commonrootscos.com Customized employment for those with developmental disabilities. El Paso County Employment Services www.elpasoco.com (online process only) Elwood Staffing 3366 Templeton Gap Rd. Colorado Springs 80907 719-578-5478 www.elwoodstaffing.com Front Range Staffing 1257 Lake Plaza Dr. Colorado Springs 80906 323-6632 • wwwfrontrangestaffing.com
Express Employment Professionals • 2360 Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80916 719-390-1300 www.expresspro.com • 1234 E. Woodman Rd., Ste. 110 Colorado Springs 80920 719-266-9980 Goodwill Staffing 1460 Garden of the Gods Rd. Colorado Springs 80907 884-7931 • www.goodwillcolorado.org Interim Healthcare of Colorado Springs 1901 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs 80909 632-9900 www.interimhealthcare.com Provides staffing for home health care. Job Store Staffing 5390 N. Academy Blvd., Ste. 100 Colorado Springs 80918 719-574-4200 www.jobstorestaffing.com NOVUS Professional Services Inc. Colorado Springs 80919 599-5288 • novus-ps.com Robert Half-Talent Solutions 5575 Tech Center Dr., Ste. 110 Colorado Springs, 80919 960-0384 • www.roberthalf.com Focus on administrative, accounting, and finance and technology job placement.
Spherion - Colorado Springs 2020 N. Academy, Ste. 290 Colorado Springs 80909 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 United States Air Force NAF Human Resources Office 5136 Eagle Dr. #G101 • USAFA, CO 80840 719-333-3425 • www.nafjobs.org WSI Healthcare Personnel Inc 8540 Scarborough Dr. #200 Colorado Springs 80920 719-630-7500 wsijobs.com
Pikes Peak Workforce Center UNTIL 12/31/2021 1049 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80909 667-3700 • ppwfc.org AFTER 12/31/2021 1675 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, CO 80907 667-3700 • 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 p.m. Offers youth Work Zone (must be 16-24 years old) workshops, free computer courses, GED preparation and career assessment. TELLER COUNTy Woodland Park Public Library 218 E. Midland Rd. Woodland Park 80863 719-687-9281 Career consultant available on lower level, call for limited hours. Cripple Creek – Aspen Mine Community Center 166 E. Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek 80813 Call 689-3584 Open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.