Fun Facts to go "Native" in Colorado Springs!
Colorado Springs is Colorado's second largest city
Originally nicknamed "Little London" because of the many English immigrants who settled here
Founded in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer
Katherine Lee Bates wrote "America the Beautiful" atop of Pikes Peak overlooking the city
Elevation is 6035 feet above sea level - this beats Denver's Mile High claim to fame
Population including Metro area is over 725,000
Colorado Springs is situated near the base of Pikes Peak, which rises 14,115 feet (4,302 m) above sea level on the eastern edge of the southern Rocky Mountains
The city lies in a high desert with the southern Rocky Mountains to the west
Average year precipitation is 17.4
Average Temperatures in winter months - 51.3 degrees Fahrenheit, and in summer months, 86.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Average yearly days of sunshine is over 300!
156 State, county, and city parks
Over 50 major attractions, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak Railway, United States Air Force Academy, The Broadmoor Hotel, Cave of the Winds, and Seven Falls to name a few!
Daily Newspaper in print is "The Gazette"
TIPS AND TRICKS
Drink plenty of water - high altitude takes some getting used to
Dress in Layers! Our weather changes quickly!