Why Go to Colorado Springs?

Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.

Colorado Springs boasts access to a number of interesting and worthwhile attractions and should be considered in any Colorado itinerary for at least the following reasons:

         1. The US Air Force Academy is just north of Colorado Springs, on Interstate 25. Its chapel was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright and is a marvel of light and symbolism. Air Force Academy Chapel                                        Air Force Academy Chapel

      2. One of America’s loveliest state parks sits just west of the city. The Garden of the Gods contains a plethora of interesting rock formations and is a Mecca for rock-climbers.

Balanced Rock

Balanced Rock

3. The Front Range of the Rockies looms to the west of Colorado Springs. This section of the range features one of America’s most iconic mountains, Pike’s Peak, from whose summit the beautiful, patriotic song, America the Beautiful, was penned.

Pike's Peak

Pike’s Peak

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