Colorado Springs Information
Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Region
Situated at the base of Pikes Peak, the natural beauty of Colorado Springs is astounding to residents and visitors alike. Many consider this one of the most beautiful places on earth with the natural beauty of snow-capped mountains set against the striking blue sky. Pikes Peak “America’s Mountain” was the inspiration for Katherine Lee Bates America The Beautiful.
Natural beauty abounds in our community with plenty of wildlife, trails, and vast open spaces combined with the conveniences of a large metropolitan area.
Colorado Springs is a semi-arid climate and receives approximately 16 inches of rainfall annually. Snowfall occurs primarily between October and May with an average snowfall of 42 inches annually. Snow melts very quickly in this semi-arid climate. Summers are warm and dry with temperatures ranging between the mid 80’s and low 90’s, with cooler summer days in the upper 70’s to low 80’s. Historically, Colorado Springs enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year!
Nestled in the shadow of Pikes Peak, along the southern Rocky Mountain Range, the city of Colorado Springs has a total area of 186.1 square miles of which 185.7 is land and 0.4 square mile is water.
El Paso County
Population – 622,263 (in 2010)
The second most populated city in the state of CO and the largest city, by area, in the State.
Colorado Springs was selected as the No. 3 “Best Cities for a Housing Recovery” by Forbes Magazine in 2009.
Colorado Springs was voted No. 1 in Outside Magazine’s 2009 list of “America’s Best Cities.”