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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:
Distances from COS to:
Colorado Springs 7 miles
Pueblo 42 miles
Denver 71 miles
Alamosa 113 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
7 miles: Colorado Springs Airport  (COS)
41 miles: Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB)
71 miles: Denver International Airport (DEN)
112 miles: San Luis Valley Regional Airport (ALS)

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Colorado Springs Airport Guide

Make sure you visit the National Park called the Garden of the Gods which has dramatic rock formations that local tradition says were formed to make a garden for the native Indian gods. It’s also a great place for rock climbing.
You can also see the mountain called Pike’s Peak which inspired the song ‘America the Beautiful’.
The city also has a Ghost Town Museum which incorporates an old gold mining town that was abandoned after the boom. If you fancy a bit of cowboy action, spend a day being a cowboy at the Flying W Ranch which, after a hard day in the saddle, puts on a cowboy meal and then a Wild West show before songs around the campfire.

Colorado Springs Airport Directions

To get into the city centre take East Fountain Boulevard from the airport road and follow it and fifteen minutes later you’ll be in downtown.

Colorado Springs Airport Parking

There’s ample parking at Colorado Springs despite it being quite small. Parking is divided into short term and long term with the expected differences in cost. Long term is a little further away whilst short term parking is adjacent to the terminal.

Colorado Springs Airport Flight Information

There are no direct flights to Colorado Springs from the UK but travellers there have two options; either fly into one of the major east coast airports and connect to Colorado Springs or to fly direct from London Heathrow to Denver and drive the 90 minutes into Colorado Springs.

Hotels Near Colorado Springs Airport

You can stay at the Howard Johnson Inn in Colorado Springs for only $17 a night but if you fancy something a bit more substantial, try the four star Crowne Plaza at $75 a night.

Colorado Springs Time Zone

Colorado Springs is seven hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT-7)

Colorado Springs Info

Colorado Springs was founded by William Palmer in 1871 as the first destination on the railway that he had founded. He wanted it to be a resort town and built a fabulous hotel with the idea of attracting wealthy tourists. The railroad continued to bring tourists attracted by the excellent climate, superb views and clean air. Today, the presence of a US military base has helped the city survive the economic downturn.

Colorado Springs Trivia:
  • Colorado Springs is known as the ‘mile high city’ because of its elevation
  • Colorado is the second biggest city in Colorado after Denver
  • The city has been voted best American city on two separate occasions
  • Colorado Springs is a relatively new city founded just over a century ago
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