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Colorado College was founded by the people of Colorado Springs just two years after the city. The majority of campus is located on land donated by Springs' founder General William Jackson Palmer and others of his day, just six blocks north of today's downtown. The metro area is approximately 500,000, and is located about an hour south of Denver. The location is prime for access to recreation opportunities in the mountains and even closer, with city parks including the famed Garden of the Gods. A trail system runs through the middle of campus and makes hiking and mountain biking opportunities just literally outside our back door.
Downtown Colorado Springs is thriving and lively, with numerous shops, restaurants, and other attractions. In summer 2004, the college and others in the city began co-sponsoring a free shuttle bus between campus and downtown. The college campus is in the middle of several historic, thriving neighborhoods. While our students come from all 50 states and abroad, and educational opportunities expand into the state, nation, and world, the college values its home in Colorado Springs.
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