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Overlooked by huge Pikes Peak and once the haunt of affluent British visitors, Colorado Springs is the state's second largest city. A fledgling resort town before the gold rush, the town was soon overrun with fortune seekers who changed its focus entirely. Today its attractions include the Western Museum of Mining and Industry and the North American Defense Command Headquarters.

Pikes Peak and the Garden of the GodsFor a more cultural insight the region's history the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum offers an array of changing exhibits, while the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame explains the thrills of calf roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling.

Just outside the city you can visit the incredible rock formations of the Garden of the Gods, where erosion has sculpted the rich red sandstone into spectacular spires, ridges and towers. To the south of the town lies Royal Gorge where a rickety wooden suspension bridge is stretched over a vertiginous 1,053-feet-deep gorge.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Colorado Springs

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    Accommodation choices for Colorado Springs

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Colorado Springs. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Garden Of The Gods Rear Exterior Dusk

      Garden of the Gods Club & Resort

      First Class

      The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort is in an ideal location for enjoying the beautiful red rock scenery and variety of outdoor activities in Colorado Springs.

    • The Broadmoor Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs

      The Broadmoor Colorado Springs


      Opened in 1918, the Broadmoor is located in 3,000 acres of landscaped grounds in the shadows of Cheyenne Mountain.

    • Quality Inn Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

      Quality Inn Garden of the Gods


      Situated in Colorado Springs, the Quality Inn is close to many attractions and points of interest including the Garden of the Gods Park, Pikes Peak Cog Railroad and Seven Falls Waterfalls.