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Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region

Situated at the base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs has all the features of a modern urban area, including parks, bike trails, open spaces, restaurants, and theatres.


Colorado Springs

Altitude: 6,035 feet
Population, metro area: 626,227
Average annual days of sunshine: more than 300
Acres of parks and open space: 20,000
Miles of bike lanes and trails: 249
Miles of pedestrian and hiking trails: 265

Pikes Peak

Altitude: 14,110 feet
31st highest out of 54 Colorado peaks over 14,000 ft.

Get to the summit:

Annual events on Pikes Peak:

 

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The above view of Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak is about a 10-minute drive from campus. Photo © Stephen Weaver

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“Best Place to Live”
2009
Outside magazine

Ranked #4

“Fittest City”
2010
Gallup

Ranked #12

“Best Places for Business and Careers”
2010
Forbes.com

National Winner

“Cultural Diversity”
2010
National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials

Ranked #14

“Cleanest Air”
2009
American Lung Association

Ranked #3

“Best City to Live in the U.S.”
2008
MSNBC.com

Ranked #10

“Best Place to Be a Woman”
2009
Women’s Health magazine

Ranked #9

“America’s Best Midsize Metropolitan Areas”
2010
MSNBC

Ranked #2

“Fittest City in America”
2009
Men’s Fitness Magazine

Ranked #6

“Most Wired City”
2010
Forbes.com

Ranked #18

“Friendliest Bike City in America”
2010
Bicycling magazine

Ranked #5

“Best Cities to Live, Work, and Play”
2008
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance