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Why Fly to Colorado Springs?
Sitting above sea level, Colorado Springs is situated near one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains. The mountain lures visitors to Colorado Springs for races, marathons, hiking and biking. Besides being a popular destination for tourists seeking scenery, rock formations and other unique geological features, Colorado Springs offers arts, culture and insight into the Old West. The state's rich, cultural history is reflected in Colorado Springs' diversity in historical attractions: Peterson Air and Space Museum, United States Air Force Academy, and the ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy, just to name a few. No matter the time of year you visit, it’s easy to find cheap flights and Colorado Springs hotel deals.
Which Airlines Fly to Colorado Springs?
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS) is located just over 10 miles north of the downtown area, a trip of roughly 20 minutes by car. It is a relatively small airport served by six airlines, but this list includes major national carriers Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Frontier Airlines and United. Most of the direct flights to Colorado Springs come from western cities such as Salt Lake City, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but you can find cheap plane tickets from cities such as Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
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If you need a connecting flight to get to Colorado Springs, there are several daily flights coming in from Denver International Airport (DEN), which is just 60 miles away.
Quick Travel Guide to Colorado Springs
Outside, the outdoors-themed magazine, ranked Colorado Springs number one on its list of America's Best Cities. Indeed, there's no such thing as a bad view in Colorado Springs, which boasts seven regional parks, eight community parks and 136 neighborhood parks. Pikes Peak, located at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, draws about 15,000 people a year who attempt to climb the mountain on foot. Runners from around the world fly to Colorado Springs each August for The Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon. Adventurous cyclists aim for the mountain's summit in the annual "Assault On The Peak."
Of course, there's more to Colorado Springs than the mountains. This is cowboy country, afterall, and visitors have several opportunities to take in the country's western history. The Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame pays homage to a beloved Colorado Springs pastime, and the restored El Paso County Courthouse houses the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. History buffs with an appreciation for the military will drawn to the area's multiple military installations, including the United States Air Force Academy, one of the largest tourist attractions in Colorado.