Colorado Resort Adventure Guide


Colorado Springs Colorado

Population: 281,140 - Elevation: 6,012 - Area Code: 719

Road Maps of Colorado

Points of Interest: U. S. Air Force Academy Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Garden of the Gods, Cave of the Winds, Pioneers Museum, Seven Falls, Pikes Peak Hwy. Toll Road, Pikes Peak Cog Railway, U. S. Olympic Complex, Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, World Figure Skating Hall of Fame, The Broadmoor Hotel, Manitou Springs Historic District, NORAD

Annual Events: Presidents Day Youth Hockey Tournament in Feb.; U. S. Air Force Academy Graduation in May; Fireworks Display, Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb in July; Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, Pikes Peak Marathon in Aug.; Hot Air Balloon Classic, ARC Celebrity Classic in Sept.; Festival of Lights Christmas Parade and Christmas Pops on Ice in Dec. Seasonal Sporting Events: Colorado Rockies AAA Baseball

Hotel & Motel Rooms: 8,500 units
Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 2 N. Cascade 635-1551


Doctors Hospital 2502 E. Pikes Peak Ave 475-2111
St. Francis Hospital 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave 636-8800
Memorial Hospital 1400 E. Boulder 475-5000
Penrose Community Hosp. 3205 N. Academy Blvd 591-3000

Bus Station Greyhound-Trailways 327 S. Weber 578-1737
Public Transit Springs Transit (CTM) 127 E. Kiowa 475-9733
Airport Colo. Springs Mun. Airport 5750 E. Fountain Blvd 596-0188


Colorado College 14 E. Cache LaPoudre 389-6000
Regis Univ.-Colo. Springs 2330 Robinson St 634-3706
Univ. of Colo.-Colo. Springs PO Box 7150 593-3000

Post Office Main Branch 201 E. Pikes Peak Ave 570-5343


Fine Arts Center Library 30 W. Dale 634-5581
Penrose Public Library 20 N. Cascade Ave 531-6333
Broadmarket Sq. Library 1755 S. 8th St 633-6278
East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd 531-6333

Public Golf Course

Appletree Golf Course 10150 Rolling Ridge Rd 382-3518
Cherokee Ridge Golf Course 1850 Tuskeqee Pl 597-2637
Elmwood Golf Course 1910 Airport Rd 422-0220
Gleneagle Golf Club 488-0900
Patty Jewett Golf Course 900 E. Espanola 578-6825
Pine Creek Golf Club 9850 Divot Tr 594-9999
Sand Creek Golf Course 6865 Galley Rd 597-9396
Valley Hi Golf Course 610 S. Chelton Rd 578-6926


Am. Numismatic Assoc. 818 N. Cascade Ave 632-2646
Fine Arts Center 30 W. Dale 634-5581
Hall of Presidents Wax Mus. 1050 S. 21st 635-3553
McAllister House Mus. 423 N. Cascade Ave 635-7925
Pioneers Museum 215 S. Tejon 578-6650
Pro Rodeo Hall 101 Pro Rodeo Dr 528-4764
Western Mus. of Mining 125 Gleneagle Dr 488-0880

Police Department 224 E. Kiowa 444-7000
Fire Department 31 S. Weber 578-7050

Colorado City was founded in 1859 as El Dorado City by gold hunters from Kansas. After the venture failed, the city was renamed Colorado City. The "Old Town" became the Territorial Capital for a brief period, however, the Territorial governor never moved his office to Colorado City. The town experienced a long period of decline due to discouraging reports from prospectors and the diversion of travel from the Arkansas Valley during the Civil War. Colorado Springs was founded and developed by railroad promoter General William J. Palmer in 1871 as a planned community to attract and hold people of means and social standing, a citizenry of "good moral character and strict temperance habits". Manufacturing establishments as well as saloons and gambling houses were to be confined to Colorado City. The area was publicized by the railroad as a "scenic wonderland" and health resort and within a short time Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls, Cheyenne Mountain, and the springs at Manitou became well known. Gold also contributed to the prosperity of Colorado Springs with the discovery of gold at Cripple Creek. Between 1900 and 1910 Colorado Springs had claims to being the wealthiest city per capita in the United States.