Area Info

High Altitude

Colorado Springs is over 6000 feet above sea level.  Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to avoid altitude sickness.

Getting Here

The closest airport is COS (Colorado Springs). The hotel has a free shuttle from COS.  You can also fly into DEN (Denver - about 1 hour 30 minutes drive) and rent a car or get a shuttle ( is one choice).

Car Rentals

Available at the COS airport.  A local HERTZ is in the Crowne Plaza.  The CVPR discount number for HERTZ is CV# 022Q5010 good at all Colorado locations.  Weekly rates start at $179; daily rates from $43.  See details. For reservations click here: .


Places of Interest


  • Tourist Info  and both have coupons, maps, visitor guides
  • Garden of the Gods
    These beautiful rock formations are completely free to the public and can be viewed from your car or along the several hiking trails around the park. Excellent for hiking and technical rock climbing.
  • Pikes Peak
    The most famous peak in Colorado, it is best known for inspiring the song “America the Beautiful”. This peak, with a maximum altitude of over 14 thousand feet above sea level, can be ascended by car ($12/person or $40/car), train ($33/person) or hiked.
  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
  • Seven Falls 
  • Mountain Bike Tours -  Be adventurous! Bike down Pikes Peak!
  • Flying W Ranch  - a true western experience right here in Colorado Springs

Bus Tours

  • Gray Line Tours - see to book. Hotel pick up is available.  Colorado Springs office= 719 633 1181 or 800 345 8197.  Tours to Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods.
  • Cripple Creek - see  The bus picks up in the parking lot beside the Crowne Plaza (South Circle Depot).  Visit the historic downtown, ride the Railroad, tour a mine, or try your luck at the casinos!
  • Colorado Personal Tour Guide -

Public Transportation

  • Metro
    The Metro bus system has buses that go all around Colorado Springs, making for easy transportation around town. A complete route map can be found here.

Places to Eat

There a lots of restaurants within walking distance - including fast food.

  • Walter's Bistro Inc
    146 East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard
  • Outback Steakhouse
    2825 Geyser Drive
  • Denny's
    1450 Harrison Road
  • Fazoli's
    1790 East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
    2510 Tenderfoot Hill Street
  • IHOP
    2290 Southgate Road
  • Subway
    726 Cheyenne Meadows Road
  • The Blue Star
    1645 South Tejon Street
  • Mountain View Restaurant
    3225 Broadmoor Valley Road

Food Map