2023/24 Annual Issue of RELOCATE 2 Colorado Springs

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2 Community Profiles (Includes Education) Colorado Springs………………….6 City of Fountain…………….…….....10 Fountain Valley 11 Fountain, Security & Widefield, Falcon & Peyton US 24/Ute Pass Region……...….………..12 Manitou Springs, Divide, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Victor, Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls Fountain Valley, Security & Widefield, Falcon & Peyton Monument…………..……………….13 Tri-Lakes Region 14 Woodmoor & Gleneagle, Palmer Lake, Black Forest Information & Resources Colorado Kids……………….....15 Colleges, Trade Schools, and Universities…………………….16 Things to Do, Places to See…..20 Getting To & Around Colorado Springs 22 Attractions………………….….24 Basics 27 Sports & Recreation 31 Major Parks Areas……………36 Health Care…………………...37 Military………………………..38 Veteran & Military Resources.…………………...41 Business Connections…..... 43 Our Special Partners Welcome to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region... WHAT’S INSIDE

It’s amazing what a year of change will bring!

RELOCATE 2 Colorado Springs™, the annual publication that’s been assisting individuals, families and businesses relocating to the Pikes Peak Region for the past 38 years has gone digital - leaving the world of paper, ink, printing and shipping to be an online publication @ www.RELOCATE2ColoradoSprings.com. Although KPG (Keaton Publications Group) agonized over the decision, what we’ve come to discover is the decision has restored both flexibility and control to our operations. It is offering new ways to support users of the information and our partners in its presentation.

RELOCATE 2 Colorado Springs™ is still going to be information centric; using our comprehensive yet concise presentation of information to support relocation, business acclimation and economic development. And KPG will continue to evolve the information by adding depth, focus, nuance and understanding. In short, RELOCATE 2 Colorado Springs™ will deliver the information you need to navigate/develop/expand your understanding of Colorado Springs. Whether by choice, because of a great job opportunity, or circumstances beyond our control, relocation can be exciting, as well as overwhelming at the same time. Use RELOCATE 2 Colorado Spring™ 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 arts and the many things to do/places to see.

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the State of Colorado. It is a substantial community with a growing reputation as “THE” place to live, work and play. Take the time to gain an appreciation of how innovation, superior job talent and “world class” economic development create 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.

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From Keaton Publications Group – Welcome to Colorado Springs!


Kudos to the obvious!

Colorado Springs bills itself as creative, expressive and innovative. A place where new ideas can generate and coalesce into action. This spirit of creativity is best demonstrated via the Downtown Ventures’ Art on the Streets project, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. With approximately 300 pieces of art delivered to the streets of downtown Colorado Springs, Downtown Ventures is developing a legacy that makes the downtown area beautiful, interesting and unique.

The cover of the 2023/24 RELOCATE 2 Colorado Springs (www.RELOCATE2ColoradoSprings.com) features Garden Spirits a mural by Rosario Weston (an artist local to Colorado Springs and a teacher of art at St. Mary’s High School). Rosario emigrated to the United States from Chile at age 10. As a single mother of three sons, she rarely had time to develop her painting and sculpting to tell a story. During the pandemic shutdown she finally had the time necessary to focus on her art, which takes the interaction of nature, people doing what comes naturally and American contemporary culture to provide the subject matter of her works. Living and working in other countries influenced her use of color, textures and compositional style.

(The Downtown Partnerships of Colorado Springs captures the essence of creativity that Colorado Springs is noted for. Through its Art on the Street program, the re-imagined space of AdAmAn Alley (see page 7) or Artspace (the important work of bringing affordable housing for creatives via live-work units or studio space to the center city) the Partnership focuses on the leveraging of resources to create improvements in the community. If you’re visiting, relocating or simply in Colorado Springs anytime through May 2024, make sure you take in the 25th installment of Art on the Street – it’s an opportunity to discover the walkability of the downtown area and find some special places to call your own!)

1365 Garden of the Gods Rd. #120 Colorado Springs, CO 80907 p. 719-264-9195


Renters resources can be found at www.aaschq.org/renters

*Please note that the AASC is not an apartment referral or placement company.


Publisher Lawrence A Ribits 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.

Do you know your home value?

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#1 - Learn the facts about the hour and local market

#2 - Enter the address into an online home value estimator

#3 - Compare home values to others close by #4 - Use a Real Estate agent as they can run accurate comparative market analysis (Info from www.ramseysolutions.com)

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


Area: 195.8 square miles

Government: City Council-Mayor

Housing - Median List Price (July 2023)

Broadmoor $932,000 • Wolf Ranch $650,000

Banning Lewis Ranch $563,000 • Ridgeview $530,000

Vista Grande $510,000 • Old Colorado City $508,000

Briargate $499,000 • Spring Ranch $470,000

Pulpit Rock $480,000 • Stetson Hills $468,000

Pleasant Valley $473,000 • Palmer Park $417,000

Gateway Park $385,000 • Memorial Park $375,000

Rustic Hills $377,000 • Southborough $375,000 Park Hill $300,000

Average Household Income: $94,000

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) 866-632-6397, www.gazette.com, subscription to electronic edition is available.

Location: In the foothills of the Rampart Range (RockyMountains), 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 parkland, miles of share-use trails, 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: 486,248 (2022 Census)

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

Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau 515 S. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs 80903 635-7506 • www.visitcos.com

AdAmAn Alley

Have you seen???

The AdAmAn Alley? It’s a magical space tucked away in Downtown Colorado Springs that celebrates the AdAmAn (add a man) Club that is over 100 years old and does the most astonishing feat each New Year’s Eve going back to 1922. These mountaineers climb the Barr Trail on the East Slope of Pikes Peak to set off spectacular fireworks display at the summit that can be seen up and down the Front Range. Talk about impressive

The Downtown Partnership took an unsightly alley, re-imagined the space, brought in stakeholders/partners to share the load and through art, lighting and creativity came up with a destination space that any city would be proud of. To see the various aspects of the project log on to https://downtowncs.com/adaman-alley.


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.


A Offers career/tech pathways

B (C) Lower/Upper and K-12 campuses. (E) Includes 4 K-8 campuses.

C K-8 Charter School, Pre-school-8th gr. “Innovation” School, Alternative High School, Online School

D Home school curriculum and enrichment programs.

E Alternative High School, Blended Learning grades 1 – 12, Pikes Peak Early College

F Home School Enrichment Academy K-8 grade, Online Middle and High School

G Mountain Vista Home School Academy, Aspire Online Academy and Career Readiness Academy.

H Online Village Middle and Village High School, alternative high school, school for 4th grade only environmental scient.

RESOURCES: Colorado League of Charter Schools - www.coloradoleague.org • Funding - Colorado Department of Education - www.cde.STATE.co.us • Post Secondary Enrollment - ColoradoDepartment of Higher Education - www.highered.colorado.gov

*Note: The percent of students continuing their education is based on enrollment in a 2- or 4-year institution immediately after high school graduation (does not include military).

SCHOOL DISTRICT, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, WEBSITE SPECIAL OFFERINGS COMMUNITIES SERVED 2022 TEST SCORES – SAT GRADUATION RATE (2021) % STUDENTS CONT. ED. (2021) 2022-2023 FOR “IN-SCHOOL” STUDENT FUNDING NUMBER OF SCHOOLS C* E J M HS A-V 2022-2023 FUNDED PUPIL COUNT Academy District 20 1110 Chapel Hills Dr. 719-234-1200 www.asd20.org Colorado Springs 80920 Rockrimmon, Briargate, Peregrine, Air Force Academy, Glen Eagle, Pine Creek, Wolf Ranch, Flying Horse, Black Forest, Woodland Hills, Cordero, Interquest 1063 94% 62% $9,074 24,644 2 25 0 11 10 1H 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 1136 95% 90% $9,074 3,650 5 1 0 1 0 Colorado Springs District 11 1115 N. El Paso St. 719-520-2000 www.d11.org Colorado Springs 80903 Gold Camp Hills, Ivy Wild, Rustic Hills, Mountain Shadows, Norwood, Wagon Trails, Old Colorado City 926 71% 35% $9,450 27,933 7 34 0 10 4 2 Cripple Creek Victor RE-1 410 North B St. 719-689-2685 www.ccvschools.com Cripple Creek 80813 Cripple Creek, Victor, and SW Teller County 848 73% 36% $12,371 335 0 1 1 0 1 2A Falcon District 49 10850 E. Woodman Rd. 719-495-1100 www.d49.org Peyton 80831 Northeast Colorado Springs and Falcon Area 901 91% 30% $9,419 28,970 9 12 0 3 3 7E Harrison District 2 1060 Harrison Rd. 719-579-2000 www.hsd2.org Colorado Springs 80905 South & Southeast Colorado Springs 934 80% 39% $9,463 12,992 3B 9 4E 2 2 3G Manitou Springs District 14 405 El Monte Place 719-685-2024 www.mssd14.org Manitou Springs 80829 Manitou Springs, Cedar Heights, Crystal Park, Cascade, Chipita Park, Green Mountain Falls 1034 90% 54% $9,615 1,357 0 2 0 1 1 0 Widefield District 3 1820 Main St. 719-391-3000 www.wsd3.org Colorado Springs 80911 Security, Widefield, part of Fountain, Colorado Springs and other rural areas. 931 71% 38% $9,074 9,311 1c 9 4 0 2 2c Woodland Park RE-2 155 Panther Way 719-686-2000 wpsdk12.org Woodland Park 80863 Woodland Park, Divide, Florissant 1022 73% 44% $9,156 2,266 1 3 0 1 1 1D Lewis Palmer District 38 146 N. Jefferson 719-488-4700 www.lewispalmer.org P.O. Box 40, Monument 80132 North El Paso County, incld. Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Black Forest 1091 94% 64% $9,074 6393 1 5 0 1 2 1F Fountain Fort Carson District 8 10665 Jimmy Camp Rd. 719-382-1300 www.ffc8.org Fountain 80817 Fountain, Fort Carson, Rock Creek Twp. 937 90% 40% $9,126 8,139 0 8 0 2 1 1


Colorado public universities are no longer requiring standardized test scores for freshman admission; legacy and family relationships are no longer allowed in the process as well. Each district sets its own graduation requirements. There are no specific courses or number of courses required by the state guidelines other than those legislated by law. One course in Civics, History and Civil Government of the U.S. and of the State of Colorado, and by 2023, one course that incorporates genocide and holocaust studies.


Falcon & Peyton

Falcon and Peyton are also areas of Colorado Springs that have been on an accelerated growth curve as people leave the “city” for more of the quiet life. With a horizon that stretches as far as the eye can see topography is one of rolling grasslands dotted with densely treed areas. Falcon and Peyton capture the hearts of those wanting to live on the open range, but with all the modern amenities nearby. Large scale communities like Meridian Ranch and Banning Lewis Ranch are helping to fuel the fast-paced growth. Quality schools and varied education options and commercial development have kept pace with the growing population. Peyton is a census designated place (CDP). Both communities share the same zip code.


City of Fountain

Median Household Income: $75,000

Population: 28,907 (July 2022, US Census)

Median Home Sale Price: $415,000 (July 2023)

Fountain boasts the charming aspects of hometown country living with comforts of contemporary urban amenities close by. Located along I-25 and Fountain Creek, the City of Fountain spreads over 22 square miles, and boasts a population of around 30,000 residents. With strong, long-lasting ties to Fort Carson, Fountain hosts a large population of active military, military family members, retirees and veterans, representing approximately 50-60% of the overall population. With a median age of 29.9 and over 9,800 households in 2020, the Fountain community is young, active and continuing to grow. Fountain projects an additional 3,000 more residents through 2024.

Fountain Valley

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.

Security & Widefield

Median Household Income: $74,500

Population: Approximately 40,000 (2023)

Median Home Sale Price: Security and Widefield $389,000 (2023) 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.

US 24 / Ute Pass

US 24 - Ute Pass is the gateway to the natural wonders of Teller County and the Rocky Mountains. Used by Native Americans to get from the mountains to the plains, the US 24/Ute Pass corridor is now used by Colorado Springs residents and visitors to experience the Rocky Mountain wilderness and mountain lifestyle.

Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs City Hall

Income: $67,000 719-685-5481 • www.manitouspringsgov.com

Population: 4,800 (2022) 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs 80829

Median House Sale Price: $525,000 (2023)

Manitou Springs draws its name from the mineral springs which are found in this city. The healing waters were used by Native Americans for centuries. Ultimately, they became one of the early draws for tourism in the Pikes Peak Region.

Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community with art galleries, restaurants and numer ous 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: 4,000 • Income: $69,000 • Median House Sale Price: $629,000 (2023)

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

Woodland Park

City Hall

20 W South Ave., PO Box 9007, 80866 719-687-9246 • www.city-woodlandpark.org

Population: 7,956 • Median Household Income: $82,000

Median House Sale Price: $565,000 (2023).

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.

visit and enjoy the “Mountain Experience” of Woodland Park. Visit us at www.woodlandparkchamber.com 12

Cripple Creek & Victor

Cripple Creek City Hall

337 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 80813

689-2502 • www.cityofcripplecreek.com

Population: 1,200 (within city limits) Income: $55,000

Median House List Price: $380,000 (2023)

City of Victor

500 Victor Ave. Victor 80860

689-2284 • www.victorcolorado.com

Population: 410 Income: $65,000

Median Home List Price: $512,000 (2023)

Cascade, Chipita Park & Green Mountain Falls

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!

TheTri-Lakes A rea

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 875 • Chipita Park-Cascade 1,400

Average Household Income: $73,000

Median Home List Price : Green Mountain Falls $355,000 (2023) • Cascade $612,000 (2023)

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!


Monument 80132 Population: 11,793 (July 2022) 719-481-2954 www.townofmonument.org

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.

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.

Once home to potato farming and ice harvesting, the town has grown to a community filled with small businesses, convenient retail centers, excellent schools, art and history. Monument enjoys unique galleries and boutiques, restaurants and business offices. During the holiday season the area is a favorite stop for locals and tourists to enjoy celebrations such as Small Town Christmas and arts and craft fairs. Summer finds the town filled with beautiful flowers, Art Hop events, a huge 4th of July Celebration, Concerts in the Park and several family summer activities.

Monument Town Hall Median Home Sale Price: $652,000 (2023) 645 Beacon Lite Rd. Average Household Income: $102,000

Black Forest

El Paso County/Centennial Hall

200 S. Cascade Colorado Springs 80903 adm.elpasoco.co

Public Information Office: 719-520-654

Median HomeSale Price: $957,000 (2023)

Median Household Income: $125,000

Population: 15,097 (2020 Census)

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 on keeping that way. Many homes are situated on five or more acres. Abundant wildlife lives in the surrounding woods. Ranches that dot the area raise everything from llamas to Arabian horses. Temperatures run about ten degrees cooler than Colorado Springs, the growing season is about a month shorter and the area receives more moisture, especially in the winter. Residents enjoy miles of trails in the rolling, wooded hills of Fox Run and Black Forest Regional Parks. At the same time, Black Forest is only fifteen minutes from the malls and shopping centers located in the northern part of Colorado Springs. Black Forest’s quality of life is reflected in its good schools, spectacular homesteads, unlimited recreation…with a little wilderness thrown in for good measure.

Black Forest is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Paso County, Colorado. A CDP is a community that lacks a separate municipal government, but otherwise resembles an incorporated city or village. CDPs provide data on population identified by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located.

Palmer Lake

42 Valley Crescent • Palmer Lake 80133 481-2953 • www.townofpalmerlake.com

Median Home List Price: $575,000 (2023)

Average Household Income: $123,000

Population: 3,104

Palmer Lake is three miles northwest of Monument at 7,200 feet above sea level. Established in 1872 atop the Palmer Divide to provided water for the steam engines of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the surrounding area remained largely ranch and farmland until the Air Force Academy opened in 1958. Housing and growth began to boom when Colorado Springs began to migrate north. Palmer Lake has a unique charm and offers stunning views of the front range. It is home to the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts and significant commercial development along I-25. Lewis Palmer School District 38 is considered one of the best in the state.

Woodmoor & Gleneagle


Median Home Sale Price: $725,000 (2023)

Median Income: $159,000

Population: Approx. 9,536


Median Home Sale Price: $585,000 (2023)

Median Income: $127,000

Population: 7,043

Woodmoor and Gleneagle are unincorporated communities in the Tri-Lakes area. Woodmoor is on the east side of I-25 at exit 161. Gleneagle is just south of Monument along I-25 adjacent to the Air Force Academy. As growth has migrated north for Colorado Springs an explosion of new housing developments has made Woodmoor a very popular address in the Pikes Peak Region. Wooded lots, tennis clubs and championship golf courses are featured in many of the communities. Area schools have kept pace with growth while establishing a reputation for quality. With plentiful recreation and nearby shopping, commercial and medical services Woodmoor and Gleneagle are one of the hottest tickets in town.

Woodmoor Improvement Association

1691 Woodmoor Dr.

Monument 80132



Gleneagle North Homeowners Association

P.O. Box 1922

Monument 80132





Wilderness Families


Membership 281-352-2236


Family outings include camping and hiking trips. Youth education programs are available for preschoolers through 12th grade. There is a Pikes Peak group active in the Springs. Log on to the website and check out the “Pikes Pique” newsletter and CMC Pikes Peak Group on FB.

Sports Fanatics

Colorado’s professional sports teams offer special clubs and packages for children…Check these out!

“Broncos Bunch”


Official kids club of the Denver Broncos $30.00 membership includes a variety of items, a magazine, invitations, gift certificates, and activity passes.

“Rockies Rookies” mlb.com/rockies.

Log on for 2023 membership information! Lots of goodies including cap, jersey, gym bag and pennant.. Fan/kids-club for everyone ages 1 - 15.

Mini Mallows Kids Club Rocky Mountain Vibes @ UC Health Park • 304-5628 • www.vibesbaseball.com For $25 kids 12 and under receive tickets, t-shirts, vouchers, passes and a lot more!

Family Fun Outdoors When It’s Raining

No worries, there’s still lots of kid friendly spots to check out.

The “Bug” Museum

May Natural History Museum)

710 Rock Creek Canyon Road

719-576-0450 • coloradospringsbugmuseum.com

You name it - they’ve got it. 7,000 insects from beautiful butterflies to squishy beetles, gigantic spiders, and deadly scorpions - how can you resist?!

Penny Arcade

930 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 • 685-9815

Pikes Peak Culture Pass

Get free passes to a variety of local attractions through your library! Log on to ppld.org to reserve yours today.

Become a

First Tee Southern Colorado Valley High Golf Course (May - Oct) 525 N. Academy (indoor training center) 719-597-1932 • www.firstteesoco.org

This program if offered through The Learning Center in Colorado Springs and is a combination of golf instruction and a life skills learning curriculum. Designed for ages 7-18.

Space Foundation Discovery Center 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colorado Springs 80907 576-8000 • www.discoverspace.org

“TOPS” Junior Ranger

Earn that badge!

The trails, open spaces and parks service (TOPS) and the Pikes Peak Library District have partnered and are offering nature packs designed for 7-13 year olds loaded with everything needed for over 30 outdoor activities that will have them exploring and observing a wide variety of environments in the local parks. Log on to the Parks and Rec webpage at www.coloradosprings.gov

Old-fashioned arcade featuring skeeball, retro rides, and hundreds of machines ranging from vintage pinball to modern video games.

Pikes Peak Library District


Pikes Peak Library District is overflowing with resources for your child’s development, with a focus on fun! Head to ppld.org/kids to find upcoming classes and programs, resources for teachers and parents, creative inspiration, games, and resources for homeschool students.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park 80863 • 686-1820 • www.rmdrc.com

Not to be missed! An awesome display of dinosaurs, marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish. Learning center, paleo lab, visiting exhibits, and huge retail store await your visit.

Everything you want to know about the solar ystem, planets, space missions, weather and so much more. Lots of special events and hands on exhibits.


…what better way to spend a great day then being one with Mother Nature. Here are a few very family-friendly areas to visit.

Fountain Creek Regional Park and Nature Center (see “El Paso County Parks” in Sports & Recreation section). Ponds and marshes allow for lots of turtle and bird viewing including cormorants and great blue herons!

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 animal encounters, parties and day camps. Log on for the full events calendar.

North Pole and Santas Workshop

5050 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade 684-9432 • www.northpolecolorado.com

Take a beautiful drive to 25 acres of family fun and animals, artisans, and two dozen amusement rides. Open mid-May through Christmas (of course!)

Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th St. • Colorado Springs

634-6666 • www.gardenofgods.com

This awesome red rock wonder is a registered National Natural Landmark. There are many miles of trails (maps are available) for easy and moderate hiking. A variety of guided tours for children can be accessed by calling 219-0105. They are very popular and reservations are required. Be sure to ask about the Junior Ranger Program for all ages.






Colorado Springs Airport

7770 Milton E. Proby Parkway, Colorado Springs 80916 550-1900 • www.coloradosprings.gov

Explore Colorado Springs and Manitou 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.

Get Started: You can also download the PikeRide mobile app from the App Store or Google Play to set 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.


Pay As You Go: $1 to unlock + $0.15 per minute 4 Hour Trip: $30.00 Monthly and Annual Passes available as well

The Colorado Springs airport, serving hundreds of thousands every year, allows a breathtaking view of the Front Range and Pikes Peak. Conveniently located near I-25 twenty mintues from downtown, numerous attractions and major ski areas are within easy driving distance. It is consistently ranked as one of the most reliable with uncongested air space, short taxi time, and low weather related delays.


American www.aa.com.

Avelo Airlines www.aveloair.com



Delta www.delta.com 800-221-1212

Frontier www.flyfrontier.com


Southwest www.southwest.com 800-435-9792

Sun Country www.suncountry.com 651-905-2737

United www.united.com 800-864-8331

*Curbside check-in available 4:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Car Rental – On Airport


Avis……………………………………………596-2751 or 1-800-527-7000

Budget………………………………………..596-2751 or 1-800-527-7000

Dollar Rent A Car……………………………220-3357 or 1-800-654-3131


Hertz………………………………………… 220-3357 or 1-800-654-3131

Bus, Shuttle, Limousine and Taxi Services

Hotel, ski shuttles and limousine services are listed on the airport website at www.coloradosprings.gov

Transportation Network Companies

E-scooters in Colorado Springs

Uber and Lyft have been authorized to pick up and drop off passengers.


Colorado Springs straddles I-25, the primary north/south transportation corridor in Colorado. East/west access to the Interstate Highway System is I-70 in Denver to the north and I-40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to the south.

Mountain Metro Transit


Bus Service

Fountain Municipal Transit 392-3500 or 322-2031


Metro Mobility


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.

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.


800-900-3011 • ridebustang.com

- South line route

Service from Colorado Springs to Denver with various stops

- denver tech Center

Service from Colorado Springs through Woodman and Monument, up to numerous spots around Denver.

Ramblin Express

3465 Astrozon Place, Colorado Springs 303-572-8687 • casinoshuttle.com

The “micro-mobility” way of transportation has come to downtown Colorado Springs and Old Colorado City. Particularly suited to Urban Areas the use of E-scooters is meant to reduce the need for personal transportation that can cause congestion and strain parking resources. For more information about this program log on to www.coloradosprings.gov/escooters

ONE MORE THING – Make sure you know the rules of e-scooter usage and always park in designated areas. And don’t forget to snap/upload to the app a picture of your properly parked scooter for confirmation!


Rides 385-7433

Resource for carpoolers, park & ride, bus schedules, bikes routes, special transport needs.

Daily shuttle bus service from Colorado Springs and Woodland Park to the casinos in Cripple Creek. Log on for schedule, fares, and ticket prices.

Taxi Service

Teller Cab 719-687-8222 • www.tellercab.com

Serving Ute Pass

ZTrip 719-766-4567 • www.ztrip.com

4625 Town Center Drive, Colorado Springs

Download the App, call by phone, stop on the street or book on website. Select the type of vehicle and add special instructions.

Rocky Mountain Ride 719-362-6332


Colorado Springs shuttle, tours and rides by reservation. Book online anytime!

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Things to Do... Places to See

No matter where you are in the Pikes Peak Region you’re sure to be close to a museum, attraction or places of interest. Be it the arts, theatre, music, history or science, indoor or outdoor, fully active or mostly passive, there is always something to do, somewhere to visit, and some place to call your favorite. PLEASE check to see if the location is open to the public and what protocols they are following to keep their staff and visitors safe. Also check hours of operations and fees before you go because they’re subject to change, especially seasonal venues. But most of all – MAKE SURE YOU GO!


Cripple Creek District Museum

Located in five historic buildings, there is much to see; two Victorian apartments, log cabins, machinery, tools, extensive mineral collection, bookstore and gift shop. 5th and Bennett Ave., 689-9540, www.cripplecreekmuseum.com

Outlaws and 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

Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center

Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

One of the first facilities to house both the visual and performing arts, the Center contains two unique museum collections, a theater for performing arts, the Bemis School of Art with art classes for children and adults, library, restaurant and museum shop. Admission for non-members; entrance to gift shop is free. The shop features authentic Native American pottery, baskets and jewelry, Hispanic artwork and a selection of books and cards. At the corner of Dale and Cascade Ave., 634-5581, www.fac.coloradocollege.edu.

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 the GOCA project space, 121 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs. 255-3504, www.gocadigital.org

Ghost Town Museum

This authentic preservation of an Old West town 100 years ago has earned many awards and national recognition. Complete with shops, blacksmith, saloon, livery stables and a chance to pan for gold! Call the museum for hours and admission fee. Located at 400 S. 21st Street, 634-0696, www.ghosttownmuseum.com

McAllister House

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places, this English cottage built in 1873 houses a museum, small gift shop, and carriage house on site. 423 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 719-635-7925, www.mcallisterhouse.org

May Natural History Museum (The “Bug” Museum)

Approximately 7,000 invertebrates from the world’s tropical climates are displayed, including unusual butterflies, 9” beetles and 16” stick insects. Located at 710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd., south of the city. Open May thru September. 576-0450. www.coloradospringsbugmuseum.com

Miramont Castle

Constructed in 1895 for a French priest, the castle features nine styles of architecture using local stone and wood. It is dedicated to preserving the Victorian heritage of the area. Closed Mondays September thru May. Open daily Memorial Day thru Labor Day. 9 Capitol Hill Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1011, www.miramontcastle.org.

5089 Pikes Peak Hwy., Cascade 80809 719-385-7325 • www.coloradosprings.gov

38,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art center has exhibits inside and walkways and interpretive rails around the outside describing views and indentifying landscape features. Includes a snack bar where they serve donuts using the same high altitude recipe since 1916 with various toppings and trail mix bars.

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. 800-3679723, 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, 719-2693015, www.prisonmuseum.org

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Museums (continued)

Pikes Peak Trolley Museum and Restoration Shop

Dedicated to the local history of the regions trains and trolley cars featuring an 1888 Rock Island Roundhouse, Log on to see current projects, original street cars and rides. 2333 Steel Drive, Colorado Springs, 719-475-9508 www.coloradospringstrolleys.com

Old Colorado City Historical Society and History Center

A church built in the 1890’s houses artifacts, photos, research library and gift shop that tell the story of the people and businesses that founded early El Paso County. Programs and tours are offered. Located at 1 S. 24th St. Call for hours. 636-1225, www.occhs.org

Old Homestead House Museum

Owned by Pearl DeVere, this was the most expensive brothel in town; rumor has it she charged $250.00 a night and got it! Guided tour of nine historic rooms - open daily May - October. 353 Meyers Ave., Cripple Creek, 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

Pioneers Museum

Built in 1903 as the El Paso County Courthouse, the neoclassical building is the principal museum of the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. 215 S.Tejon St. No charge. Tues - Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 385-5990. Visit our website at www.cspm.org

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy Depicts the history of the cowboy who created rodeo, America‘s original sport. Self-guided tours include tracing the evolution of modern rodeo; Wild West Show exhibit; rodeo sculptures & artwork; and the main Hall of Champions, displaying trophies and winnings of rodeo’s world champions. Hours vary seasonally, call or visit online for current hours of operation. I-25 at Exit 103. 101 Pro Rodeo Drive, 528-4764 www.prorodeohalloffame.com

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Housed in a great building, it’s all about education, science, exhibits and even a “dino” store. Located at 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820, www.rmdrc.com

The Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum

A large collection of Harley-Davidsons (1913 thru 1983) Excelsior, Indian, Japanese and military cycles and other memorabilia. 19 N. Tejon., Colorado Springs. 719-487-8005, www.themotorcyclemuseum.com

United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum

200 S. Sierra Madre Street, Colorado Springs, 80903 719-497-1234 • www.usopm.org

Museum dedicated to telling the stories of our country’s greatest athletics through artifacts and use of media and technology. Has 12 galleries of interactive exhibits accessible to everyone. Also includes a restaurant and gift shop. Tickets can be purchased online.

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 MondaySaturday. 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



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

Air Force Academy Planetarium

Exit 156 off I-25, North Gate entrance. Originally built in 1959, the refurbished structure now features new technology, reclining theatre seats, and an enhanced educational STEM outreach program for the community. Open to the public weekdays.

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 2 golf courses, 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

Catamount 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.


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 65 years, the Chorale has performed around the area. Log on for auditions, concert info and special events. P.O. Box 2304, Colorado Springs 80901. 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 and International Dark Sky Park

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 Night sky programs, dates and times are available on the NPS website.

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 to Facebook for complete calendar (Pikes Peak Jazz & Swing Society)

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 Up In The Sky

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


Professional theatre and student performances in the Ent Center for the Arts. 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.

Tri Lakes Center for the Arts

Located in the historic Kaiser-Frazer building, this organization has classes, demonstrations, exhibitions, resident artists and a gift gallery. 304 Hwy. 105 in Palmer Lake. 481-0475 www.trilakesarts.org.

U.S. Olympic & 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.

A “Colorado Creative District”certifies a community contributes economically through creativity, culture and the arts for a five year period.

Some of the areas that qualify:

• Downtown Colorado Springs

• Manitou Springs

• Pueblo Creative Corridor

• Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe and “The Golden Triangle”

What is a Colorado Creative District?


Military Places of Interest

Barry Goldwater 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.history.army.mil

Exhibits and interprets the history from 1917 to present. Closed Sundays.

National Museum of World War II Aviation

755 Aviation Way • 719-637-7559, www.worldwariiaviation.org

Open daily, this museum is home to 28 fully restored aircraft and often has others on the premises as they fly to shows and events. Photos of the permanant collection can be viewed. There is a representative sample of other military vehicles used by soldiers and marines used to defend the air base as well. Tours of the Westpac restoration facility are also available every hour on the half hour. For hours, accessibility, and tickets, call or log on to the website.

Peterson Air & Space Museum

150 E. Ent Ave. 719-556-4915 www.petemuseum.org

The museum portrays the aviation and space history of Colorado Springs and the base itself. The museum's Airpark includes numerous aircraft and missiles Hours for viewing 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and by appt. on Saturday. Due to security conditions, access could be restricted. Call ahead.

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. Summer camps for 8-17 year olds.


Ball Arena 1000 Chopper Circle Denver 80204 303-405-1100 www.ballarena.com World Arena 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906 www.broadmoorworldarena.com Colorado State Fairgrounds 1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo 81004 800-876-4567 www.coloradostatefair.com Coors Field 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 Fox Theatre 1135 13th Street Boulder 80302 303-786-7030 www.z2ent.com Fillmore Auditorium 1510 Clarkson Street Denver 80218 303-837-0360 www.fillmoreauditorium.com 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.vibesbaseball.com USAFA Arnold Hall 2308 Cadet Drive U.S. Air Force Academy 80840 333-4496 www.usafa.af.mil Weidner Field 111 W. Cimarron Colorado Springs, 80903 368-8480 www.weidnerfield.com

Colleges, Trade Schools, and Universities

• Centennial Campus

5675 S. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80906

• Rampart Range Campus

2070 Interquest Pkwy. Colorado Springs 80921

Pikes Peak State College

719-502-2000 800-456-6847


• Downtown Studio Campus

100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Colorado Springs 80903

• Peterson SFB or Fort Carson –Peterson – 719-502-4300 Fort Carson – 719-502-4200

Numerous off-campus locations for technical and community education.

ACI Learning Colorado Springs Hub

7450 Campus Dr., Ste. 250 Colorado Springs 80920 719-596-4545


Charis Bible College

800 Gospel Truth Way Woodland Park, 80863 844-360-9577


Colorado Christian University

Southern Colorado Regional Center (Adult & Graduate Studies)

1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 105 Colorado Springs 80920 719-867-5817


Colorado College

14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs 80903 719-389-6000 •


Colorado Dental Assisting School 6110 Barnes Road Colorado Springs 80922 719-394-3154


Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy

1490 W. Fillmore St. Colorado Springs 80904 719-634-7347 • cimt.edu

Colorado State University-Pueblo

Main Office: Visitor and Transfer Center

2200 Bonforte Blvd. Pueblo, Colorado 81001

719-549-2100 • www.csupueblo.edu

Pikes Peak State College Campus 5675 S Academy, A223 Colorado Springs 80906 719-442-2264

Fort Carson Army Education Center 719-586-6930

Colorado Technical University

1575 Garden of the Gods, Ste. 100 Colorado Springs 80907 855-230-0555


Cottonwood Center for the Arts 427 E. Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs 80903 719-520-1899



Aeronautical University

1675 Long St., Bldg, 1117, Room 110 Fort Carson • 719-576-6858


Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Southern Colorado Chapter 2345 N. Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80909 719-596-3688 • iecscc.org

IntelliTec College 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



Nazarene Bible College 1465 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Ste. 312 Colorado Springs 80920 719-884-5000 www.nbc.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


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Hwy. Colorado Springs 80918

719-255-8227 or 800-990-UCCS


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: 970-351-4039

Toll-free: 1-800-232-1749

Webster University


• Colorado Springs Metro Campus 5475 Tech Center Dr., Suite 110 Colorado Springs 80919 719-590-7340

Photo courtesy of Pikes Peak State College


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.

Auto Insurance

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 https://clerkandrecorder.elpasoco.com.

NEW IN 2023

A $29.00 “Keep Colorado Wild” Pass fee will be added to the annual vehicle registration cost through the DMV. It is a discounted state park system pass that you can purchase or opt out of when registering your car. It is linked to a specific license plate so it is not transferable.

High Altitude Tips for Visitors and New Residents

Colorado Springs can get to an altitude a little over 6,000 feet. Victor and Cripple Creek get up to 9,500 feet and the summit of Pikes Peak sits at 14,115 feet. This is good for our bodies (because it burns more calories), but it can also cause some very uncomfortable side effects, which may ruin a great adventure you’ve been looking forward to. Just remember, high altitudes, when you haven’t had the time to adjust can produce dizziness, nausea, headaches and dehydration.

Give your body time to adjust. Avoid strenuous exercise and drink lots of water. Also cut down on alcohol and caffeine and make sure you’re in good physical condition to take advantage of activities at higher altitudes.

Log on to https://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.

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.-4:30 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. - 4:30 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 ………………….

apple store at the promenade Shops @ Briargate


1685 Briargate parkway, Colorado Springs 80920……. local 719-522-4460

at&t…………………………… www.att.com ………….………….


Century link………………….. www.centurylink.com …. ………....866-642-0444

Xfinity … www.xfinity.com …………….......… 800-266-2278

dirECtV……………………… www.directv.com …………………..

dish network………………… www.dishnetwork.com ……………

Stratus iQ…………………..… www.stratusiq.com … ………… …



719- 573-5343

Vero networks …………….... www.veronetworks 719- 686-0250

rise Broadband……………… www.risebroadband.com ………. 844-411-7473

tdS Broadband.……………... www.hellotds.com ……………….... 844-322-8835

Verizon………………………... www.verizonwireless.com ..……… 800-837-4966


Colorado Springs Office of Innovation

30 S. Nevada Ave., Ste. 603

Colorado Springs 80903

719-385-5087 • 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.

Clean Cities Coalition Network

303-519-4144 • www.cleancities.energy.gov

Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center

2855 Mesa Rd. Colorado Springs 80901 719-668-8232 • www.csu.org

Green Connections

Initiatives and Education Links

CSU Extension in El Paso County

17 N. Spruce, Co lorado Springs 80905

719-520-7690 • extension.colostate.edu

Horticulture, agriculture and natural resources; 4-H programs, online directory.

El Paso County Recycling Directory



Recycling locations and list of hazardous waste materials and their drop-off spots around the county.

Energy Resource Center

540 E. Cimarron, Colorado Springs 80903 591-0772 • www.erc-co.org

Military Family Support Services

Fort Carson

Army Community Service

6303 Wetzel Ave, Building 1526 Fort Carson, CO 80913

Phone: 719-526-4590

Phone: (DSN) 312-691-4590

Fax: 719-526-2637

Fax: (DSN) 312-691-2637

Peterson 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


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


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


Fountain Creek Watershed P.O. Box 26373

Colorado Springs 80936 650-7474 • www.fountain-crk.org

Pikes Peak Area Council of GovernmentsEnvironmental Planning 719-471-7080


Pikes Peak Community Foundation 315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Ste. 120 Colorado Springs 80903 719-389-1251 • www.ppcf.org


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.

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, hot meals and food pantry.

Cedar Springs Hospital

2135 Southgate Rd., Colorado Springs 80906 719-633-4114 • www.cedarspringsbhs.com

Mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.

Cheyenne Village

6275 Lehman Dr., Colorado Springs 80918 • 592-0200 • www.cheyennevillage.org

Outreach program provides variety of support for those 18 years of age and older with developmental disabilities living alone or with family caregivers not receiving government funding.

Community Partnership for Child Development

2330 Robinson St. • Colorado Springs 80904

www.cpcdheadstart.org • 719-635-1536

Head Start, Colorado Pre-School and Early Head Start

Community Partnership Family Resource Center 701 Gold Hill Place, Woodland Park 80863

www.cpteller.org • 719-686-0705

Offers adult education, parenting classes and play groups for Teller County residents.

Goodwill of Colorado

1460 Garden of the Gods Road • Colorado Springs, CO 80907 719-635-4483 • www.goodwillcolorado.org

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.

El Paso County Assistance Programs - Department of Human Services

719-636-0000 • www.elpasoco.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

Banning Lewis Ranch Recreation Center (residents only)

6885 Vista Del Pico Blvd. • 522-2432 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA)

Cordera Community Center (residents only)

11894 Grand Lawn Circle • 495-2166 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA)

Cottonwood Creek Family Center

3920 Dublin Blvd. • 385-6508 (managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA)

Deerfield Hills Community Center (city)

4290 Deerfield Hills Rd. • 385-5996

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.

Spring Creek Youth Services Center

3190 E Las Vegas, Colorado Springs, 80906 • 390-2710 • www.cdhs.colorado.gov

Secure treatment facility for ages 12-20 years old.

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. 100, Colorado Springs 80919

380-1100 • www.tre.org

Family support services include early intervention, navigation, public advocacy, behavioral health, play groups, networking. Office in Woodland Park at 509 Scott Ave.

Tri-Lakes Cares

235 N. Jefferson St., Monument 80132

481-4864 • www.tri-lakescares.org

Community based resource center that offers emergency, self sufficiency and relief programs.

Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center

1427 W Rio Grande, Colorado Springs 80905 • 385-3370 • www.cdhs.colorado.gov

Short-term secure detention center for 10-17 years old.

Image courtesy of The Farm Clubhous e, developed by La Plata Communities

Hillside Community Center (city)

925 S. Institute St. • 385-7900

Meadows Park Community Center (city)

1943 S. El Paso Ave. • 385-7940

Meridian Ranch Recreation Center (residents only)

10301 Angeles, Peyton • 495-7119

The Gathering Place at the Farm (residents only)

11141 Ridgeline Dr. • 358-7993 (Managed by the Pikes Peak YMCA)

Tri-Lakes YMCA

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 (City)

1628 W. Bijou St. • 385-7920

Wolf Ranch Recreation Center (residents only)

8705 Wolf Recreation Point, Colorado Springs • 685-8745

Woodmen Hills Recreation Center (2 facilities, residents only)

East: 9205 Meridian Ranch Blvd., Falcon • 495-2009

West: 11720 Woodmen Hills, Falcon • 495-2009


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 16 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, 7702 to learn more about mobile library stops.

PPLD Locations: Call (719) 531-6333 and use the extension below to reach your preferred location:

Calhan Library…………..x 7013

Cheyenne Mountain……x 7001

East Library……………..x 7014

Fountain x 7002

High Prairie……………...x 7003

Library 21………………..x 7012

Manitou Springs x 7004

Monument… x 7005

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

(Affiliated with the school district)

Woodland Park Library

218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park 80866 687-9281 • www.rampart.colibraries.org

Pet Licenses & Animal Control

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 10:00 a.m.6:00 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 4 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 Veterinary Center 719-526-3803

Leash Law:

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.


All dogs residing in Colorado Springs, Manitou 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

Animal Control:

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

Old Colorado City………x 7006

Palmer Lake……………. x 7007

Penrose………………….x 7015

Rockrimmon…………… x 7008

Ruth Holley x 7009

Sand Creek……………...x 7018

Ute Pass…………………x 7011

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

Passports and Pas s p ort Cards

The U.S. Department of State www.travel.state.gov

Fee structure, applications, renewal forms for both passport book and cards.

Colorado Passport Agency

3151 S. Vaughn Way, Ste. 600, Aurora 80014 877-487-2778 for appointment

Location for expedited services.

Post Office www.usps.com

Many post office locations around the area offer application and passport photo services.


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 303-954-1010 • www.denverpost.com

Colorado Springs Business Journal

235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 634-5905 • www.csbj.com

Colorado Springs Independent

235 S. Nevada Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 577-4545 • www.csindy.com

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 2023 Ranking “State of Business Tax Climate” (TaxFoundation.org ranking of all states)

overall 21 Sales tax 40

Corporate tax 7 property tax 36 individual Unemployment income tax 14 insurance tax 42

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; 4.4% 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 6.765% 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 • 800-275-8777• www.usps.com

Other Locations

Phone: (800) ASK-USPS • Log on to www.usps.com

United Parcel Service (UPS)

800-742-5877 or www.ups.com for more information, full service, and drop box locations

Federal Express (Fed Ex) 800-463-3339 local • www.fedex.com

Log on to find full service “Office Print and Ship Centers” locations and schedules of “Express Drop Boxes,” business services, and product information.


The city of Colorado Springs Department of Utilities, provides electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater treatment within the city limits and in some neighboring areas. Services can be started before occupancy.

Electrical Service

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 888-278-6847

CORE Electric Group

Woodland Park District Office – 687-9277 • 800-332-9540 Customer Service

www.core.coop • Serves Palmer Lake, Woodland Park, Divide Mountain View Electric Association

Falcon and Monument Office – 800-388-9881 • www.mvea.coop

Serves parts of Colorado Springs, Monument, Glen Eagle, Woodmoor, Falcon, Black Forest, Fountain Gas Service

Black Hills Energy • 888-890-5554 • www.blackhillsenergy.com

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 18,000 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

Main - 1675 W. Garden of the Gods #2044, Colorado Springs 80907 • 719-575-8492

South - 6436 US Hwy. 85-87, Fountain 80817 • 719-575-8492

Valley Hi - 2948 E Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs 80910

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

• 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.

Teller County

Birth and Death Certificates are available at the Clerks office in Cripple Creek at 101 W. Bennett Ave. • 719-689-2951

Marriage Licenses are available at the above address and the branch office at 800 Research Dr. in Woodland Park. For more information log on to www.co.teller.co.us.

Voter Registration

You are eligible to vote if you:

• will be 18 years old at the time of the election

• are a U.S. citizen

• have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately before the election date

• are not serving a sentence or parole for a felony convition.

You may register by:

• submitting an application by mail, online at a voter registration agency, a drivers license exam facility or a voter registration drive at least 22 days before an election.

• appearing in person at a voter service and polling center through election day

• you must change or withdraw party affiliation no later than 29 days before the election

For more information and absentee ballot requirements, log on to: www.sos.state.co.us or colorado.gov


Senior Services

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.

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.

Discover Goodwill Southern & Western Colorado

1460 Garden of the Gods Road Colorado Springs, 80907

719-635-4483 • www.goodwillcolorado.org

Your Life Your Way – In-Home Care Voyages – Specialized Day Program for Seniors

El Paso County Senior Assistance Programs

636-0000 • www.humanservices.elpasoco.com

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.

For those 55+ – numerous programs, trips, recreation, volunteer opportunities, support groups, meals and transportation (600-2643) are available.


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


Colorado Rapids (Soccer)

Dicks Sporting Goods Park

6000 Victory Way, Commerce City 80022

303-727-3500 (park) • www.coloradorapids.com

Colorado Rockies (Major League baseball)

Coors Field

2850 20th Street, Denver 80211

303-292-0200 • www.mlb.com/rockies

Rocky Mountain Vibes (Minor League baseball)

UC Health Park

4385 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80922

Information: 597-1449


Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL Pro League)

Weidner Field

111 W. Cimarron St., Colorado Springs 80903

(719) 368-8480 • www.switchbacksfc.com

UCCS Health Circle Aging Center

4863 N. Nevada Ste. 321, Colorado Springs 80918 255-8002 • uccs.edu

Training site provides comprehensive assessments and treatment for those 55+ and families.

Silver Key Connections Café

719-884-2300 (Office), 884-2350 (Reservations)

Provides low cost lunches to those 60 yrs. old and older or anyone with disabilities residing in housing facilities providing the program. There are numerous locations including Monument and Woodland Park. (Note: Fountain Valley Senior Center, Monument, and Teller Senior Services offer transportation.)

Mountain Metro Bus Service for Seniors


Fixed routes to specific locations. For paratransit service and requirements call 719-392-2396.

Pikes Peak Library District


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.

Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

• Family Caregiver Support Center

15 South 7th St., Colorado Springs 80905

719-886-7526 • www.ppacg.org (appt. only)

• Online Directory

Comprehensive list that can be researched by categories or programs and agencies.

• Senior Information and Assistance Center

14 S. Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs 80905

719-471-2096 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Senior Resource Council

1265 S. Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs 80916 719-260-0744 • www.seniorresourcecouncil.org

Tri-Lakes Senior Center

66 Jefferson St., Monument 80132

719-884-2300 • www.silverkey.org

Provides programs and activities daily and operates

2 thrift stores located at:

• 1605 S Murray Blvd., Colorado Springs 80916 719-884-2366

• 755-CO-105, Palmer Lake 80133, 719-488-3495

Teller Senior Coalition (center)

11115 W. Hwy 24, Unit 2D, 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

Denver Broncos (NFL)

Empower Field at Mile High 1701 Bryant, Denver 80204

Sports & Recreation

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

College Teams

Colorado College (Tigers)

14 E. Cache La Poudre Colorado Springs 80903 (mailing)

Tickets, Events & Information: 389-6100 www.cctigers.com

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Mountain Lions)

1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. , Colorado Springs 80918 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 Springs

Youth & Adult Sports

1315 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs 80909 719-385-8531 • www.coloradopsrings.gov

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

Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services

1401 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs 80905 719-385-5940 • www.coloradosprings.gov

Lists all the parks, trails and open spaces, sports links, recreation areas and city owned cultural venues.

Therapeutic Recreation (for those with disabilities)


Image courtesy of Colorado Springs Switchbacks/Isaiah Downing


Academy Little League (Baseball & Softball)

P.O. Box 62761, Colorado Springs 80962 • www.academylittleleague.org

Approximately 62 teams serving 4-14 year olds in the northern communities. City of Colorado Springs

www.coloradosprings.gov • 385-6531 (Sports office)

Recreational baseball for youth Pre-K thru 12th grade and adult softball program.

Colorado Baseball Academy

5815 Mark Dabling, Colorado Springs 80919 200-5692 • www.cbaseball.net

Tball for ages 3-6, Baseball for ages 7-18

Colorado Springs Little League


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.bluesombrero.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

Climbing - Indoor, Mountain, Rock

Rock climbing is available in the Colorado Springs area and it requires an annual permit. The permit may be obtained online at www.coloradosprings.gov Rock climbing is allowed at: Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Canyon, Red Rock Canyon

Open Space and Ute Valley Park. For more information call Parks and Recreation. 719-385-5940.

Colorado Climbing Co.

966-1579 • coclimbing.com

Guided climbs for all levels, rock, ice snow.

If you’re really into CLIMBING, you might want to try Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron path”). It’s a new adventure you can find at the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park or Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, two of only five rock climbing paths open to the public in Colorado. Buckle into a secure harness connected to metal rungs and navigate your way through a canyon course. It’s New, It’s Fun –Got to do!

Colorado Mountain Club Pikes Peak Chapter

303-279-3080 • www.cmc.org • Colorado Springs

Statewide organization with local chapters promoting recreational opportunities including classes, programs, hiking, climbing, skiing, and other outdoor adventures.

Front Range Climbing Co.

1676 S. 21st St.. • Colorado Springs 80904 632-5822 • www.frontrangeclimbing.com

Professionally trained guides teach basics to cutting edge techniques. Climb the sandy rocks in Garden of the Gods or take a week long trip to Tusher Canyon, Utah!

Pikes Peak Alpine School

1819 N. Corona St., Colorado Springs 80907

Local: 368-9524 • www.pikespeakalpineschool.com

Beginning through advanced – climb rock, ice or snow…Pikes Peak/Colorado Rockies. Education and safety classes offered.

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

888-646-9173 • www.rainbowryders.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. Interactive bike map online at www.coloradosprings.gov

Colorado Springs Cycling Club bikesprings.org

Pikes Peak Greenway (15 miles)


Combines with Fountain Creek Regional Trail and New Santa Fe Trail for a 40.5 mile ride.


Academy Lanes

Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs • 333-4709

AMF Colorado Springs

999 N. Circle Dr. Colorado Springs • 596-5257

Pinheadz Bowl

1867 N. Circle Dr.

Colorado Springs • 344-8408

Harmony Bowl

3845 N. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs • 591-1000

King Pin Lanes

3410 N. Academy Blvd.

Colorado Springs • 574-0820

Pike Ride

235-5862 • www.pikeride.org

Bike share program.

Trails and Open Space Coalition

702 E. Boulder St., Ste. 200 Colorado Springs 80903 633-6884


Trail maps online including Barr Trail up Pikes Peak.

Peak Bowling Center 2861 N. Prospect

Colorado Springs • 636-5193

Peterson Lanes Peterson AFB • 556-4607

Summit Interquest

1180 Interquest Parkway

Colorado Springs • 278-3861

Thunder Alley Bowl

6391 Chiles Ave., Bldg 1511

Fort Carson • 719-526-5542

City Rock

21 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • 634-9099 • www.climbcityrock.com

Indoor & 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.


6220 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs 80923 • 719-559-4747 • gripstonecs.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 • pureboulderinggym.co


Prospect Lake (open year round)

In Memorial Park • 1705 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

Motorized watercraft allowed and paddleboards and kayaks are available to rent.

Quail Lake

In Quail Lake Park • 915 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd.

No motorized watercraft allowed. Paddleboards are available to rent.

Seasonable boating permits are available at Sertich Ice Center in Memorial Park. 719-385-5983. Non-motorized day permits for boats can be purchased at on-site kiosks. All updated regulations, statutes and registration applications can be found at www.cpw.state.co.us

Cowboy Rodeo & Bull Riding

Professional Bull Riders

101 W. Riverwalk, Pueblo 81003 • 719-242-2800


Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs 80919 593-8840 • www.prorodeo.com

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Museum of the American Cowboy

103 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs 80919 528-4764 • www.prorodeohalloffame.com



Alpine Adventures

West Leadville • 719-486-9899


Good Times Adventures

Breckenridge • 970-453-7604


Grizzle-T Dog & Sled Works

Steamboat Springs • 970-870-1782


Krabloonik Kennels

Snowmass • 970-923-3953



Fountain Creek Regional Park in Fountain

• Willow Springs ponds have catfish, bluegill and rainbow trout.

Mountain Musher

Vail • 970-653-7877


Sled Dog Tours at Durango Dog Ranch

Hesperus • 970-759-1691


Wintermoon Sled Dog Adventures

Telluride • 970-729-0058


Hang Gliding

U.S. Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association (USHPA)


U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station (Pikes Peak)

601 S. Weber, Colorado Springs

636-1602 • Maps available.

Colorado State Parks (Southeast Region)

4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs

227-5250 • www.cpw.state.co.us

List of parks and maps including Cheyenne Mountain and Mueller.

El Paso County Parks

2002 Creek Crossing

Colorado Springs


The Mighty Manitou 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 – it s got all t he info you need to know!

1685 W. Uintah St. • Colorado Springs 80904 632-8300 • www.ushpa.org

• duckwood pond offers plenty of fish including largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, green sunfish, and rainbow trout.

Garden of the Gods RV Resort in Colorado Springs


If you’re looking for a good trail to hike or bike check in here and have at it!

Call or log-on for list of schools, clubs and locations.

• pikeview resevoir is popular for those looking for largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, and saugeye.

Manitou Lake in located seven miles north of Woodland Park and is a U.S. Forest Service Lake Crowded on the weekends, this popular spot is heavily stocked with trout throughout the summer.

Monument Lake in Monument

Provides easy shore access and is stocked with rainbow trout. You’ll also find catfish, perch, bluegill, and largemouth bass.

Memorial Park in Colorado Springs

Prospect Lake has bluegill, carp, catfish, crappie, sunfish, perch, rainbow trout and walleye. License required, no ice fishing allowed.

Quail Lake in Colorado Springs

Quail Lake has some of the best warm water fishing and is stocked with rainbow trout. Catfish, green sunfish, wiper, striped bass, trout, and bluegill can also be found.

Schryver Park Pond in Manitou Springs

This small mineral water pond is a great spot for beginners and young children and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Regulations brochures are updated and available online. Information includes license requirements and fee structures. Laws regarding restrictions and possession limits can be found here. Maps of all the waters fish species and pictures for identification are included.

The office is located at:

4255 Sinton Rd., Colorado Springs 227-5200, www.cpw.state.co.us


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. Online brochures are updated.

• Southeast Region Colorado Parks and Wildlife 4255 Sinton Road, Colorado Springs 80907 227-5200

• www.cpw.state.co.us

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

702 E Boulder, Colorado Springs 633-6884


Information about “greenway project” and popular trails.!

Ice Skating/Hockey

Monument Ice Rinks

16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument 80132 487-8572 • www.monumenticerinks.com

Open skating (hockey and freestyle), clinics and lessons.

Ed Robson Arena

Colorado College • 849 N Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903 • www.edrobsonarena.com

Indoor ice arena. Home of the Colorado College Tigers. This 3,400 seat venue is state-of-the-art, and can 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 80906

Skating Office: 477-2153 • www.broadmoorworldarena.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.

Sertich Ice Center

In Memorial Park (corner of Pikes Peak & Union) • Colorado Springs 385-5983 • www.coloradosprings.gov

Public skating, figure skating, hockey camps.

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Horseback Riding

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.fountainrrc.com

Mark Reyner Stables Therapeutic Riding Center

3254 Paseo Rd., Colorado Springs, 80909 • 634-4173 • www.cstrc.org

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 80906

448-0371 • www.comtnadventure.com

Scenic mountain trails in Pike National Forest.

Triple B Ranch

27640 N. Hwy. 67, Woodland Park

687-8899 • www. triplebranch.com

Riding and lodging.

Jeep Tours

Adventures Out West – Western Jeep Tours 578-0935 • 800-755-0935


Colorado Jeep Tours

427-2009 • www.coloradojeeptours.com

Mountain Jeep Tours

357-0537 • www.mountainjeepllc.com

Tours of Pikes Peak and 11 Mile Canyon.

Mountain Biking

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


Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours

888-593-3062 • www.bikepikespeak.com

Bike tours for all skill levels.

Fountain Creek Regional Trail

In Fountain, at southern edge of Fountain Creek Regional Park

This 10.5 mile trail extends to the city limits of Colorado Springs.

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).

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.

Rockhound Tours

684-2408 • www.rockhoundatv.com

Offers trail rides with gorgeous views.

Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex

Fort Carson

7790 Route 1 • 896-6196 • www.armymwr.com

Teller County Trails

Teller County bike trails include:

Bear Canyon in Pike National Park • Manitou Springs

Described as “scenic and exhilarating”, loose gravel, great views.

Log on for rates and hours. The range complex sits on 400 acres of army land. The entrance is outside of Fort Carson. A joint venture between the Army, County, Sheriff, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Division, this facility is open to those 6 years old and up. Now open for rifle and pistol shooting (120 positions across 7 ranges), a skeet and trap range, clubhouse with retail store and restaurant will be added in phases.

Centennial Trail – This 7.2 mile paved trail is located at Hwy. 67 and Midland Ave. It connects Woodland Park with Pike National Forest campgrounds.

Divide Loop Trail – Trail can be reached from the Hayden Divide Community Parkand is a 2.75 mile gravel path.

Gold Camp Trail – In Cripple Creek, this trail is three miles long. There are two trailheads allowing for historic rides through mining areas. Mueller State Park – See above.

For maps, details and more listings check out these websites: http://adm.elpasoco.com www.trailcentral.com


Antler Creek Golf Course 9650 Antler Creek Dr. Falcon • 494-1900 Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 1850 Tuskegee Pl. Colorado Springs • 597-2637 Kings Deer Golf Club 19255 Royal Troon Dr. Monument • 559-4500 Patty Jewett Municipal 900 E. Espanola St. Colorado Springs • 385-6934 Pine Creek Golf Club 9850 Divot Trail Colorado Springs • 594-9999 Shining Mtn. Golf Course 100 Shining Mountain Ln. Woodland Park • 687-7587 Valley High Municipal 610 S. Chelton Rd. Colorado Springs • 385-6911 World Golf & Sand Creek Golf Course 6865 Galley Rd. Colorado Springs • 597-5489 Information on all listed golf courses
at www.cogolf.org
MILITARY: Eisenhower Golf Club (Need Military Escort) US Air Force Academy • 333-2606 Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club (Open to Public) 1050 Titus Bldg. 7800 Fort Carson• 526-4102

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

Vail Resort Adventure Park

970-754-8245 • vail.com

Copper Mountain Tubing Hill

866-416-9874 • coppercolorado.com

Call for height and or age requirements. Reservations are either required or recommended.


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

Royal Gorge Rafting • 719-275-7238 • www.royalgorgerafting.net

Whitewater Adventure Outfitters • 275-4500 • www.waorafting.com


Pikes Peak Road Runners

207 N. Nevada • Colorado Springs 80903 • www.pprrun.org

Promotes and organizes events, groups and websites; lists of places to run, walk and hike in the Pikes Peak region are all on this websites. Another website with information on various trails: www.trailsandopenspaces.org


10 Best Resorts in the U.S. 2023/2024

Narrowing the best of the best ski resorts in Colorado is next to impossible! Here’s a list from the skiers that ski the most and are definitly worth a visit. www.snowpak.com

#1 - Breckenridge #7 - Palisades Tahoe

#2 - Vail (Squaw Valley)

#3 - Aspen Snowmass #8 - Beaver Creek

#4 - Alta #9 - Steamboat

#5 - Jackson Hole #10 - Snowbird

#6 - Telluride

Sky Diving

High Sky Adventures Parachute Club

Fremont County Airport • Penrose

598-5867 • www.highskyadventurespc.com

Offers first jump classes.

ifly Colorado Springs

719-400-4359 • iflyworld.com

Offers indoor skydiving

Colorado Mountain Skydive

Fremont County Airport • Penrose

285-4050 • www.coloradomountainskydive.com



Cheyenne Mountain Aquatic Center (At the high school)

1200 Cresta Rd. • Colorado Springs • 227-7665

Cottonwood Creek Family Center

(Open All Year / Indoor Wave Pool)

3920 Dublin Blvd. • Colorado Springs • 385-6508

Operated by the YMCA

John Venezia Park - The Watering Hole

(Spray ground) Located at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd., Colorado Springs. 385-5940

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)

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

Wilson Ranch Pool (Summer Only)

2335 Allegheny Dr. • Colorado Springs • 598-3226 • Operated by the YMCA


The Pikes Peak YMCA operates numerous pools in the region, additional information can also be found online at www.ppymca.org


Memorial Park Tennis Center Monument Valley Park (15 courts) (15 outdoor courts) Venezia Park (4 courts)

1315 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Mid Shooks Run Park (2 courts)

Colorado Springs 80909 Additional Tennis Opportunities

385-6023 • www.coloradosprings.gov

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.


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

Pikes Peak Rush Soccer

428-1350 • www.rushpikespeak.com

Recreational and competitive programs 3 yrs to adult.

Colorado Springs Sports Center

2450 Canada Dr. • Colorado Springs

637-3695 • www.letsplaysoccer.com

Indoor, year round, all ages!

Pride Soccer Club Complex - 8700 E Woodman, Colorado Springs Office - 5955 Lehman Dr, Ste. 100, Colorado Springs 597-6700 • www.pridesoccer.com

Youth ages 4-19, all levels.

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Major Area Parks

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, soccer fields, 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/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/pickleball courts, trails, demonstration gardens.

Norman Coleman “Bulldog” Park: Tutt Avenue north of the Skysox Stadium. Undeveloped (Site plans online.)

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 and basketball hoops.

Regional Parks (Maps online)

Garden of the Gods: 1,341 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: 1,600 acres. 2110 N. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Starsmore Discovery Center, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 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, water level permitting.

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.

Black Forest Park: Derives its name from the 200 square miles of Ponderosa pine it is located in. Located at Shoup and Milam Road it holds playing fields, tennis courts and hiking trails.

Clear Spring Ranch Park: Located along Fountain Creek in Fountain. The 930 acres offers grassland and foothill ecosystems, miles of trails, a pavilion and restrooms.

Falcon Regional Park: Off Eastonville Road, East of Meridian Ranch Development. 215 acres will have active sports areas and open spaces.

Fox Run: Roller Coaster Road at Stella Drive. A thickly forested winter wonderland, perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. 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.

Teller County Parks

For more information call 687-8812 Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. or visit www.co.teller.co.us, click on “Parks Division”.

Florissant Community Park: 358 Circle Drive (off Hwy. 24) in Florissant. Ten acres of fun including basketball court, play lot, ballfield, picnic area and home of the library.

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. Divide loop 2 1/2 mile hiking trail

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.

State Parks

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 21 trails covering 28 miles of biking/hiking, 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 15,377 acres and 60 miles of shoreline. Two marinas, on-site fish hatchery, Rock Canyon swim beach, campsites and miles of trails.

Mueller State Park: 21045 Hwy. 67 South, 3.5 miles south of Divide, 687-2366. With approximately 5,000 acres and 55 miles of hiking/biking/horseback riding trails, this park offers wildlife viewing, new cabins and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Open year round.

National Park

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


Health Care

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


• Penrose Mountain Primary Care

41 State Hwy. 67, Woodland Park 80863


• Penrose Cancer Center

2222 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs 80907


• Penrose Hospital

2222 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs 80907


• St. Francis Hospital 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. Colorado Springs 80923


• St. Francis Hospital - Interquest

10860 New Allegiance Drive Colorado Springs 80921


• CHPG Tri-Lakes Primary Care

17230 Jackson Creek Pkwy. Monument 80132 • 571-7070

Urgent Care, Ste 120 • 719-571-7000

Behavioral Health • 776-8341

Physical Therapy, Ste. 170 • 571-7080

• Urgent Care Broadmoor

1263 Lake Plaza Dr, Colorado Springs 80906


• Penrose St. Francis Primary Care

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



• Outpatient Care at Briargate

4125 Briargate Pkwy, Colordo Springs


Concentra Urgent Care

866-944-6046 • www.concentra.com

Operates 5 clinics in Colorado Springs located on West Bijou, South Academy, Mark Dabling, Austin Bluffs Parkway, and E. Woodman.


115 S Parkside Dr. and East Woodman 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.

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.

Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado

1130 W. Woodman Rd Colorado Springs 80919 719-574-5562 • www.ntsoc.com

Pediatric home health agency for those with special needs age 0 - 21


2 S. Cascade Ave., Suite 140 Colorado Springs 80903 538-2992 • 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 • 344-6413

• Divide Health Clinic 34 Hybrook Rd. South, Divide 80814 687-4460 (Medical) • 475-0783 (Dental)

• Fountain Health Clinic

350 Lyckman Fountain 80817 • 632-5700

Medical and Dental Referral Services

Alcoholics Anonymous…………..573-5020

Al-Anon and Alateen 632-0063

Alzheimer’s Assoc… 266-8773

American Diabetes Association 720-855-1102

American Heart Association...303-801-4530

American Medical Response Ambulance 597-1277

Arthritis Foundation …….888-391-9389

Centura Nurse Line 888-808-8828

Colorado Springs Dental Society…598-5161

Colorado Chiropractic Assocation 303-755-9011

Diversus Health Lighthouse Crisis Center Office 572-6100

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Crisis (TESSA;)… 633-3819

El Paso County Medical Society 591-2424

Multiple Sclerosis Alliance .633-4603

Muscular Dystrophy 720-777-2806

National Alliance Mental Illness…473-8477

Osteopathic Foundation 635-9057

Suicide Prevention…...... ....988

Planned Parenthood Westside 475-7162

Poison Control 800-222-1222

South Colorado AIDS Project 578-9092

UC Health HealthLink……… 444-2273

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care Hospice Unit at Penrose Hospital

Mailing: 2550 Tenderfoot Hill St., Colorado Springs 80906

located: 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 • www.rockymountaincancercenters.com

UC Health (University of Colorado) www.uchealth.org

Numerous primary, urgent care, and rehabilitation clinics throughout the area.

• Administrative Center 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs 80909 365-5000

• Grandview Hospital 5623 Pulpit Peak View, Colorado Springs 80918 719-365-3300

• 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




The military is a major presence in Colorado Springs with five major installations, numerous commands and headquarters, including the new Headquarters, Space Operations Command (SpOC) 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

On December 20, 2019, the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2020, establishing the U.S. Space Force as a new Armed Service within the Department of the Air Force (DAF). Subsequently, on October 21, 2020, the Secretary of the Air Force re-designated the former Air Force Space Command staff organization at Peterson Space Force Base as the Headquarters Space Operations Command. This re-designation aligned the Field Command responsibility for organizing, training, equipping, and presenting US Space Force forces to the staff and commander responsible for executing this mission. SpOC is one of three Field Commands within the US Space Force. The mission of SpOC is to generate, present, and sustain combat-ready intelligence, cyber, space and combat support forces and serves as the US Space Force Service Component to US Space Command.

Military Family Support Services

Fort Carson

Army Community Service

6303 Wetzel Ave, Building 1526

Fort Carson, CO 80913

Phone: 719-526-4590

Phone: (DSN) 312-691-4590

Fax: 719-526-2637

Fax: (DSN) 312-691-2637

Peterson 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


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


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



Schriever Space force Base

Schriever Space Force Base boasts several mission sets, including four 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 the base is home to 8,000 military and civilian employees. 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 Space Base Delta 1, 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 https://www.petersonschriever.spaceforce.mil/

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 photo reconnaissance, bomber, and fighter missions.

Today, it is home to Space Base Delta 1, which provides support to missile warning, missile defense, and space control missions worldwide. SBD 1 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, SBD 1 consists of a medical group, a space base group 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, Pituffik Space Base in Greenland, New Boston Space Force Station in New Hampshire, and Ka’ena Point Space Force Station and the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing site in Hawaii. SBD 1 supports more than 18,400 personnel and has an estimated economic impact of $6.275 billion to the local economy.

U.S. Space Command Staying in Colorado Springs!

U.S. Space Command, a military command that oversees space operations for the U.S. Armed Forces, will remain in Colorado Springs, Colorado, per the decision of President Joe Biden. The command is part of the U.S. Space Force, which was established in 2019.

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, https://www.petersonschriever.spaceforce.mil/

United States air force academy

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. 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.

Courtesy Photo: Schriever Space Force Base Archive

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 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

Veterans & Military Resources

Cheyenne Mountain Space force Station

Cheyenne Mountain SFS has its origins in the Cold War as a high-tech underground complex that housed the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). NORAD provided early warning radar protection from aircraft, missiles and space vehicle threats directed at the United States and Canada. Since the end of the Cold War activities have not diminished at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex but have evolved to meet the realities of a changing world.

The 4.5 acre, 15 steel building complex, constructed in tunnels and chambers cut into Cheyenne Mountain’s rock, host multiple commands: North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the U.S. Space Force. It is operated by Space Base Delta 1 at nearby Peterson SFB 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 in 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.

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
Springs Veterans Center 3920 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs 80907 719-471-9992
Mountain Regional VA Medical Center 303-399-8020 (main) • 720-723-7310 (mental health) www.va.gov 1700 N Wheeling, Aurora 80045
American Veterans (dAV) • Chapter 26 Knob Hill 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. (meeting location) 719-591-8787
Jessie Martinez #50 1575 Garden of the Gods (meeting location) 719-322-7652
DAV Service Center (claims & benefits) 660 Southpointe Ct., Ste. 316 719-785-4164 El Paso County Veterans Services www.justiceservices.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 (Continued)

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 - HOTLINE NUMBERS

Also includes an extensive guide for “Family and Caregiver” support.


Connects wounded warrior service members, veterans, families and caregivers.

• Veterans and Military Crisis line ………….........….... 988

• Wounded Warriors resource Center……..800-342-9647

• Homeless Veterans………………………….877-424-3838

• dod Safe Helpline………………………….877-995-5247

Nurse Advice Line

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week…………….1-800-TRICARE 874-2273

10th Medical Group - Air Force Academy

4102 Pinion Dr., Air Force Academy 80840 www.airforceacademy.tricare.mil …………….719-524-2273

21st Medical Group - Space Force Delta 1

559 Vincent St. Bldg 959 www.peterson.tricare.mil 719-524-2273

Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention


704 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903.….719-573-7447

24/7 Crisis Line…………………………….................…....988 Support groups for adults, children, family members, and friends available.

Home Front Military Network

1120 N Circle Drive, Ste. 230, Colorado Springs 80909 www.homefrontmilitarynetwork.org

Provides emergency grant money for essential expenses and referral services to those needing counseling or other support.

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 Clinic 21st Medical Squadron


220 Falcon Pkwy, Schriver AFB..........……:....719-524-2273

Teller County Veterans Services

800 Research Drive, Ste. 230, Woodland Park 80863

www.co.teller.co.us ………………..…………. 719-686-5526

The Independence Center

729 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs 80903


Independent living services and programs for those choosing to stay in their own homes.

UCCS - University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic

4863 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs 80918 719-255-8003 • www.healthcircle.uccs.edu

Offers specialized treatment and flexible services for individuals and families.

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 38194, Colorado Springs 80937

www.citizensoldierconnection.org • 719-660-8012

Connects soldiers and their families with volunteers in the community, providing a support network.

Fort Carson Army Community Services (ACS)

6303 Wetzel Ave., Bldg 1525, Fort Carson

www.carson.armymwr.com • Follow on Facebook

Fort Carson Army Wellness Center

1891 Prussman Blvd, Bldg. 1843, Fort Carson

www.evans.tricare.mil • 719-526-3887, DSN 691-3887

Fort Carson Child, Youth Services (CYS)

1352 Ellis St., Bldg. 5939, Fort Carson

www.carson.armymwr.com • 719-526-1101 or 719-526-8220

Pikes Peak Council of Governments

Military Planning 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.

News Sources

Colorado Springs Military News Group 719-634-5905


• the Mountaineer (Ft. Carson)

• Schriever Sentinel (Schriever Air Force Base)

• Space observer (Peterson Air Force Base)

Stars and Stripes


Department of Defense authorized daily newspaper with home delivery or mail subscriptions available based on location.

Sightline Media Group

Online and print subscriptions available.

• air force times - www.airforcetimes.com

• army times - www.armytimes.com

• Military times - www.militarytimes.com


Online news for all military branches.

Associations and Posts

American Legion Posts


There are active posts in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek, Woodland Park, Palmer Lake, and Highlands Ranch

The Enlisted Association


Log on for Chapter information, locations, and various phone numbers.

Department of Colorado - VFW


There are numerous posts throughout the Colorado Springs area. Fort Carson

(3rd Largest Employer in Colorado)

Source: home.army.mil

Active Duty Military: 26,530

57% of soldiers and families live off post.

Family Members: 39,222

Reserve Component: 1,492

Civilians: 951

Total Fort Carson Population: 74,814


Education and Employment Assistance

Catalyst Accelerator

555 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Ste. 120, Colorado Springs 80903 719-394-0606 • catalystaccelerator.space

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



Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

530 Communications Circle Colorado Springs 80905 719-772-7000 • www.veteranscenter.org

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

719-667-3700 • www. ppwfc.org

Workshops and labs covering resumes, interviews, computer skills, job searches.

Calendar posted 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 industryvalidated 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.



Sponsored By: D’Aniello Institute for Veterans & Military Families Syracuse University - National Veterans Resource Center 101 Waverly Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244 315-443-0141 • ivmf.syracuse.edu


Colorado State University - Pueblo

Military and Veterans Success Center

719-549-2910 • www.csupueblo.edu

Colorado Christian University

CCU Online, On site, On Base

1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Ste. 150 Colorado Springs 80920

This center serves the military community and there are office houses on the different bases.

719-867-5803 (phone for military) www.ccu.edu/military

Pikes Peak State College

Department of Military and Veterans Programs

719-502-4100 • www.pikespeak.edu

Locations, placement testing, degrees and programs are online. There is an active Student Veterans Organization on campus.

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 Main Office - 13395 Voyager Pkwy. Ste. 130, PMB353 249-1711• www.score.org

Tri Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce 166 Second Street, Monument 80132 719-481-3282 • www.trilakeschamber.com


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 80903

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 Fort Carson

166 Second St., Monument 80132 7366 Mekong St., Blds. 6237 667-3803 (request appointment) 667-3803 (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.oedit.colorado.gov

Encourages economic development through financial and technical assistance provided in support of local and regional economic development activities throughout 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 andCulture, 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.


Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs

111 S. Tejon, Suite 703 • Colorado Springs 80903 886-0088 • www.downtowncs.com

The Downtown Partnership is the lead organization planning, advocating and promoting a vibrant downtown for Colorado Springs. The “partnership” reflects the affiliate organizations that are tied to this two-decade old venture: the Greater Downtown Colorado Springs Business Improvement District, Community Ventures, Inc., and the Downtown Development Authority.

Collaborating with local government, businesses, and civic and not-for-profit groups the Downtown Partnership works to make great things happen for downtown Colorado Springs. Primary goals of the Partnership are to draw businesses downtown, create and sustain an eclectic and lively residential neighborhood, recruit and support a growing mix of unique and mostly independent retail, further downtown as the location for an expanding arts and cultural scene and heighten the downtown’s appeal across ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic diversities.

Established in 2006, the Downtown Development Authority provides programs and financial incentives to “push” downtown development, which usually costs four to five times more than the cost of suburban development.

Economic Development Division – El Paso County

9 E. Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs 80903 • 520-6236 • admin.elpasoco.com

The El Paso County ECDD is responsible for economic development, affordable housing and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The main components of economic development include the El Paso County Enterprise Zone, the Business Loan Fund, Commercial Aeronautical Zone, and other business incentives. Affordable housing is addressed through the El Paso County Housing Authority and other housing programs. CDBG funds are available through the State of Colorado for HUD-approved purposes.

Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation

322 S. Cascade Ave. • Colorado Springs 80903 • 471-2044 • www.pprdc.com

Formed in 1976 under the name of the Old Colorado City Development Company, the Pikes Peak Regional Development Corporation originally provided low interest loans to small businesses located within a six-block area of Colorado Springs’ Westside. Expanding beyond these humble beginnings the PPRDC has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide loans through the SBA 504 Loan Program. The PPRDC promotes local job creation and redevelopment strategies throughout its service area. Besides SBA 504 Loans, the PPRDC also has the El Paso County Business Loan Fund.

SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives Association

Counselors to America’s Small Business

13395 Voyager Pkwy., Ste. 130, PMB353, Colorado Springs 80921 377-3107 • www.score.org

Score is a group of over 50 experienced business men and women – many still active in their own careers – who want to see the small business climate in Colorado Springs be successful and growing. These executives provide free and confidential business counseling. They share their experience and knowledge by working with you to analyze your business, explore strategies, develop business plans and monitor progress. Counseling is also available in the Monument/Tri Lakes area at 719-481-3282.

Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation

P.O. Box 147 • Monument 80132 • 719-481-3282 • www.trilakeschamber.com

The Tri-Lakes EDC mission is to expand the Tri-Lake region’s economic base, achieving sustained growth and prosperity for Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Gleneagle, King’s Deer and Black Forest. The Tri-Lakes EDC achieves this by working with local and regional stakeholders to help current primary employers expand their presence within the region; working to recruit and help relocate new primary employer businesses to the area and by creating and fostering relationships through outreach programs and community events.


Employment Resources

Add Staff

719-528-8888 • www.addstaffinc.com

Ascend Staffing www.assendstaffing.com

Blackstone Talent Group

102 S. Tejon St., Ste. 1100 Colorado Springs 80903

633-2772 • www.bstonetalent.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

Express Employment Professionals

• 2360 Academy Blvd. Colorado Springs 80916 719-390-1300

• 1234 E. Woodman Rd., Ste. 110 Colorado Springs 80920 719-266-9980



Front Range Staffing 1257 Lake Plaza Dr., Ste. 230 Colorado Springs 80906 323-6632 • www.frontrangestaffing.com

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

MTS Mobile Staffing 4853 N. Academy Blvd., Suite A Colorado Springs, 80918 • 719-419-7084 www.mountaintemp.com

Robert Half-Talent Solutions 1755 Telstar, Ste. 107 Colorado Springs 80920 960-0384 • www.roberthalf.com

Focus on administrative, accounting, and finance and technology job placement.

Spherion - Colorado Springs

2020 N. Academy, Ste. 236 Colorado Springs 80909 284-7220 • www.spherion.com


2 N Cascade Ave., 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 usafa.support.com

WSI Healthcare Personnel Inc 8540 Scarborough Dr. #200 Colorado Springs 80920 719-630-7500 wsijobs.com

Several organizations help consumers and businesses make the right connections for success, information and problem resolution.

Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado 636-1155 • www.bbb.org/southern-colorado/

Center for Creative Leadership 633-3891 • www.ccl.org

Colorado Springs Film Permits 385-5940 • www.coloradosprings.gov

Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs

592-1800 • www.cshba.com

Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments 471-7080 • www.ppacg.org


Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute

P.O. Box 2625, Colorado Springs 80901 719-343-6003 • 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.

Pikes Peak Association of Realtors 633-7718 • www.ppar.com

Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce 442-2007 • scwcc.com

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS) Bachelor of Innovation Degrees 255-3427 • innovation.uccs.edu

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Toll free hotline: 800-786-9199 • www.uspto.gov

Women’s Foundation of Colorado 303-285-2960 • www.wfco.org

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.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center

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.


Falcon Office in High Prairie Library 7035 Meridian Road, Payton 80831 719-667-3700

Cripple Creek – Aspen Mine Community Center 100 W. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek 80813 Call 667-3806

Open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Fountain – Peak Vista Health Center 350 Lyckman, Fountain 80817 444-8311 (Limited hours)

Woodland Park Office

In community partnership with Family Resource Center 701 Gold Hill Place, S. Woodland Park 80863 719-667-3700

Shared Office/Cowork Space

Not to be confused with office rental, these locations offer a variety of day and weekly passes, monthly memberships, full time, and permanent spaces. The Enclave

2121 Academy Circle, Ste. 104, Colorado Springs 80909 428-5582 • enclavecoop.com

Open 9-5:30, Monday - Friday.

Epicentral Coworking

415 N. Tejon • Colorado Springs 80903 470-0415 • epicentral.org

Open 24/7, Staffed 9-5 Monday - Friday. My Buddies Coworking 5040 Corporate Plaza Dr., Colorado Springs 80919 719-800-9675 • mybuddiescoworking.com 24 Hour Access.

Front Range Coworking 7222 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. 220, Colorado Springs 80919 745-3377 • frontrange.work

Hours: 8:00-5:00 Monday - Friday

Private offices have access 24/7

Regus Colorado Springs Downtown Alamo Corporate Center 102 A Tejon St., Colorado Springs 80903 www.regus.com

Exponential Impact

3650 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs 80907


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 719-231-5353 • www.cshispanicchamber.com

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