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Visiting Colorado Springs with the Kids

Colorado Springs is one of the prettiest cities in Colorado – no small feat in this state!

At the foot of Pikes Peak, the avenues and parks and buildings offer families frequent mountain views.

While touring Colorado Springs’ great family attractions, it’s lovely to look up and enjoy awesome vistas of one of the world’s most famous mountains.




Did You Know?

A passenger railway runs from just outside of Colorado Springs to the top of Pikes Peak.

Families have been enjoying the trip since 1891.


 



Photo: The Air Force Academy chapel's architecture impresses vacationing families. Even small children stand and wonder at the soaring, winglike shapes.




Photo: Pikes Peak rises over the city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Garden of the Gods, pale red against the backdrop of the foothills, stands out at the mountain's base.

Colorado Springs is one of the state's most popular towns for vacationing families. A combination of great kid-friendly attractions with a spectacular setting make this a perennial favorite for visiting with children.



Location:

Colorado Springs lies in the shadow of famous Pikes Peak, right on the edge of the prairies, where they rise up to meet the Rocky Mountains. 

The city isn’t in the exact middle of the state, but it’s close. Colorado Springs sprawls at the east base of Pikes Peak. The geographic center of Colorado, on the other hand, lies just west of the mountain.



Landscape:

Situated on the northern edge of the Great American Southwest, Colorado Springs is high and dry.

With an elevation of just over 6000 feet above sea level, the city spreads around and over hills and sand stone bluffs. Fountain Creek flows out of the mountains and is joined by Monument Creek just southwest of downtown, and flows south towards Pueblo, Colorado.

The strip of green created by the creeks is sparse and intermittent, and serves as a reminder of the scarcity of water in the area. Yet irrigation creates parks with green lawns and giant shade trees.



Population:

With an estimated population of nearly 400,000 people, Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado.




Related Links:

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Colorado Springs - A Quick History
Best Family Attractions in Colorado Springs