Colorado Springs Hotels

Colorado Springs ColoradoColorado Springs, Colorado is the second largest city, outside the Denver metropolitan area. Colorado Springs was a supply point for miners and settlers heading west and south through the Rocky Mountains in its early days. The city is home to the United States Air Force Academy, located to the north of the city. It is also the home of the world famous Broadmoor Hotel, where the United States Winter Olympics team is headquartered. The Broadmoor Hotel The Broadmoor was built in the early days of the 20th century. During the age of trail travel in the United States, The Broadmoor was referred to as the Grand Dame of the Rockies. It was then, and still is now, a hotel of the highest caliber. Built by a gold miner who was refused rooms and local Colorado Springs hotels, on his return after striking gold in the mountains to the west, the Broadmoor has remained one of the major attractions of the city for the last 100 years. United States Air Force Academy This is, geographically, the largest military academy in the United States. The most famous building is the amazing chapel with spires that reach for the heavens. The Air Force Academy Chapel can be seen from over 15 miles away, near the visitor’s entrance to the academy. Visitors may tour the campus for most days of the year. Pikes Peak This is a mountain to the west of Colorado Springs. It is 14,115 feet at the summit. Tourists can drive their cars to the top. The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb pits professional drivers in a race to the summit each year. Fort Carson and NORAD Located to the south of Colorado Springs is the Fort Carson Military installation. In the mountains to the west is the NORAD underground command center for protection of the air space over the United States.

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