Summer is the peak season in Colorado Springs. This means warm weather bur also many visitors, crowded attractions, and higher than normal room rates. Some people visit during the winter when there are no crowds and room rates are at their lowest; however visitors should be aware that some hotels close during this season. Spring, from March to May, and fall, from September to November, are the best times to visit Colorado Springs. The temperatures are cooler than in the summer but are still comfortable. There are less crowds and room rates are reasonable. One of the best parts about a fall visit is the spectacular show as the leaves change color. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Colorado Springs Weather & Temperature by Month

Colorado Springs Weather & Temperature by Month
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January kicks off the year in Colorado Springs with a frigid winter. The average high temperature peaks at 43°F (6°C) while the average low temperature is a bone chilling 18°F (-8°C). Snowfall this month averages at 6 inches (15 cm) making it a great time to enjoy skiing and other winter sports. Additionally, January receives the lowest precipitation rate with close to 0 inches (8 mm) of rain.

In February, the average high temperature increases ever so slightly to 45°F (7°C) along with the average low temperature which rises to 20°F (-7°C). Snowfall decreases by an inch, averaging at 5 inches (13 cm).

Colorado Springs Weather in March: Interestingly, it is the first month of spring, March, which receives the largest amount of snowfall in the year. Snowfall averages at 8 inches (20 cm) while the temperatures continue to rise. The average high and average low temperatures range between 52°F (11°C) and 26°F (-3°C).

In April, the average high temperature increases further to 60°F (15°C) while the average low temperature climbs to 33°F (1°C). Snowfall decreases to 5 inches (13 cm).

May sees the least amount of snowfall in the year and the last snowfall of the season with a 1 inch (3 cm) average. The average high and love temperatures make another significant jump settling at 69°F (21°C) and 43°F (6°C) respectively.

Colorado Springs Weather in June: Temperatures continue on their upward trend with the average high temperature reaching 79°F (26°C). The average low temperature hits 51°F (11°C) for the first month of summer.

July is the hottest month of the year in Colorado Springs with the average high temperature breaching the 80s and peaking at 85°F (29°C). The average low temperature is a comfortable 57°F (14°C).

In August, Colorado Springs receives the most rainfall in the year with an average of 3 inches (85 mm). It is also the second to the hottest month of the year with an average high temperature of 82°F (27°C).

Colorado Springs Weather in September: The average temperatures begin to decrease with the arrival of fall. The average high temperature drops close to ten degrees to rest at 74°F (24°C). The low temperature average is 47°F (9°C).

In October, snow starts falling again. October receives an average snowfall of 3 inches (8 cm) along with an average high temperature and average low temperature of 63°F (17°C) or 36°F (2°C) respectively.

November sees snowfall increasing to 5 inches (13 cm). The average high temperature drops over ten degrees to 51°F (11°C). The low temperature average also decreases significantly to 25°F (-4°C).

In December, Colorado Springs receives an average of 6 inches (15 cm) of snowfall. It is also the coldest month of the year with an average high temperature of 42°F (6°C). Low temperatures are increasingly frigid measuring at 17°F (-8°C).

Generally, the best time to come to Colorado for a vacation is between the months of March to May and September to October. During these months, the weather is comfortably cool. There are also much fewer crowds and great bargain deals. One of the biggest draws of Colorado are the gorgeous fall colors. To see the best of Colorado’s fall foliage, visit sometime between mid-October to mid-November. Mountain hiking is exceptional from July to September while desert hiking is at its best any time in the spring or fall.

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2.Getting to Colorado Springs

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Many people arrive at the Colorado Springs Airport to begin their visit of Colorado Springs. Many major airlines such as Allegiant, American, Continental, Delta, Frontier, and United serve the airport and there are approximately 100 flights per day. The airport is located in the southeastern part of the city. If you are arriving by car there are two main roads that intersect in Colorado Springs. Interstate 25 runs north to Denver and south to Pueblo. The main east to west road is U.S. 24. Interstate 70 is a major east to west highway and people can exit this interstate and use U.S. 24 to continue on to Colorado Springs.

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3.Getting From the Airport

Getting From the Airport
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After arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport, there are several ways to get to the downtown area. There are car rental agencies conveniently located at counters in the baggage claim area of the airport. Courtesy shuttles are provided to take visitors from the airport to off-airport car rental companies. There are three bus companies that provide transportation from the airport into the city: they are the Alpine Express Shuttle, Gray Line, and Ramblin Express. There are nearly ten shuttle companies that whisk visitors from the airport into the city. There are two taxi companies that serve the airport and more than 20 limousine companies.

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4.Getting Around Colorado Springs

Getting Around Colorado Springs
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Driving a car is the best way to get around Colorado Springs, especially to visit nearby attractions such as Pikes Peak. Cars can be rented at the Colorado Springs Airport. The attractions in downtown Colorado Springs can be visited on foot; nearby Manitou Springs can also be visited on foot. The Mountain Metropolitan Transit has 22 local bus routes that run throughout the city. There are one way fares as well as one day passes. Colorado Springs is a very bicycle-friendly city. There are more than 100 miles of on street bicycle lanes. There are also 120 miles of paved city bicycle paths as well as more than 60 miles of mountain bike trails.

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5.Restaurants and Shopping in Colorado Springs

Restaurants and Shopping in Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs is home to some excellent restaurants as well as some great shopping. Restaurants range from steakhouses and continental cuisine to Mexican and other simple fare. Some of the inexpensive restaurants that serve good food is the Dutch Kitchen with its hearty dinners, big sandwiches, and homemade pies; and the Keg Bar and Grill with its burgers, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and steaks. Shoppers will enjoy finding things in Colorado Springs like antiques, art, books, jewelry, and more. Locally made arts and crafts are particularly popular with shoppers. There are several malls such as the Chapel Hills Mall, the Citadel, and the Promenade Shops.

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6.Colorado Springs Neighborhood Guide

Colorado Springs Neighborhood Guide
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Colorado Springs is made up of five distinctive neighborhoods. In the southwest part of the city is the Broadmoor district. This is a residential neighborhood full of money and mansions that date from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Old North End is located north of downtown Colorado Springs. Here there are homes that date from the late 1800s. In the northwest part of the city, Rockrimmon is a neighborhood that was developed in the foothills in the 1970s. Wildlife like bighorn sheep and deer can occasionally be seen in this neighborhood. Briargate is an area in the northeast part of the city. This residential area sits on a hill so it offers good views.

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7.Getting Married in Colorado Springs

Getting Married in Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs is a popular place for weddings because of its natural wonders. A marriage license can be obtained at any of the four locations of the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office: one of these is located downtown at Centennial Hall on South Cascade. There are many wedding venues because of the spectacular locations that include Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods Park. Some people get married at the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak with its stunning views. In addition to the popular Garden of the Gods Parks, the Cave of the Winds is also a unique venue for a wedding. There are many hotels, resorts, and clubs for indoor weddings.

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8.Where to Stay in Colorado Springs

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There are many types of accommodations that are available for visitors to Colorado Springs. These range from luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts and cabins and cottages. Some of the top luxury properties include the Broadmoor, the Mining Exchange, which is a Wyndham Grand Hotel, and the Cheyenne Mountain Resort. Medium priced hotels include the Crowne Plaza Colorado Springs and the Doubletree Hotel World Arena. Some of the less expensive hotels include the Clarion Hotel, Travelodge, and Super 8. There are also vacation homes, dude ranches, campgrounds, and RV parks. Room rates are highest from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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Attraction Spotlight: Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum aims to collect and preserve the history and cultural of the region. Visitors will find a large diversity of interesting exhibitions developed from the Museum’s permanent collection of more than 60,000 historical artifacts and objects.

History:

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum was founded in 1903 and is in the former courthouse of El Paso County. The historical brick building is located at the heart of downtown Colorado Springs and is representative of the unique culture of the region known as Pikes Peak.

The city of Colorado Springs was founded much earlier by General William Jackson Palmer and has the Museum focuses on the vast influence that the city has had on the current culture of today’s residents.

Permanent Exhibitions:

Helen Hunt Jackson House: This exhibition features the works of one of the most influence authors of the 19th century – Helen Hunt Jackson. She was a resident of the Pikes Peak Region during her most active years as a writer and her home along with its historical items have been preserved and are on display. It is a wonderful representation of her life during the 1870s and the 1880s in Colorado Springs.

One Man and His Vision: This exhibition features the life of one of Colorado Springs most influential residents – General William Jackson Palmer. Not only was he the founder of Colorado Springs but he fought during the Civil War to abolish slavery and was a generous man to all who knew him.

Programs & Education:

There are a large variety of educational and exciting programs at the Pioneers Museum, including various adult, student, and children tours, various research programs, and even educational summer camps.

The Museum’s Calendar of Events page features a whole variety of fun and educational experiences for members of the whole family, including Children’s Storytime, family craft time, and 30-minute highlight tours of various exhibits.

Research:

As a part of its mission, the Pioneers Museum focuses on continued research on the local history and culture of the Pikes Peak Region. The Starsmore Center for Local History works alongside the museum to collect, preserve, and research the large collection of historical manuscripts, maps, blueprints, newspapers, and photographs.

Additional Information:

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-385-5990

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Venue Spotlight: The Stonehaven Event Center

Nestled in the foothills of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains on the campus of Mt St Francis, the Stonehaven Event Center is a beautifully appointed events venue with breathtaking views. The center is spacious and light with high pine ceilings, stone walls, roaring stone fireplaces, and a warm and welcoming ambiance that makes it an ideal site for romantic ceremonies and receptions. The Center features two stunning event spaces, including a lovely outdoor area with spectacular views of the mountains for romantic services, and the ample center which offers an elegant space for receptions.

Amenities & Facilities

The Stonehaven Event Center features two well-appointed indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions, both of which boast spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The outdoor site offers 360-degree vistas of the scenic foothills around Colorado Springs and is the perfect spot for a romantic and intimate service for up to 120 guests. The stone event center building has tall pine ceilings, large windows that embrace beautiful views, a spacious dance floor, and roaring fireplaces that create a cozy, inviting ambiance. The event center can accommodate up to 120 guests for seated dinner and dance-style receptions and cocktail functions and offers various all-inclusive packages for all budgets and tastes.

Services

The Stonehaven Event Center offers three all-inclusive packages for all budgets, including the Classy Event Package, the Memorable Package, and the Exquisite Package.

The Classy Package includes an indoor or outdoor ceremony, an onsite rehearsal the night before the wedding, an event coordinator to take care of all the details before and on the day, and a catered reception buffet from Aspen Point Catering. Also provided are a classic three-tier wedding cake, an indoor sound system and DJ for five hours, tables, chairs, linens and napkins, and a three-hour photography service with a coffee table book.

The Memorable Package features everything in the Classy Package, including silver, rimmed plates, and plastic silver flatware, and a five-hour photography service with a coffee table book. The Exquisite Package features all the amenities in both the Classy and Memorable Packages, as well as chair covers and bows, and a six-hour photography service with a coffee table book.

Other services offered with the rental of the venue include set-up and clean-up of the site, the use of an expert wedding coordinator to take care of every detail, a dance floor, tables, chairs, linens, napkins, table décor, a ceremony arch, a personalized wedding cake, the use of a stylish bridal suite for the bridal party, lighting and sound equipment, and liability insurance. The venue will supply security for the duration of the event, there is a fully equipped kitchen for catering purposes and food prep, and there is ample free parking for guests nearby.

General Information

The Stonehaven Event Center is located 7875 Deer Hill Grove in Colorado Springs, is wheelchair accessible and offers ample secure parking for guests at the venue.

7875 Deer Hill Grove, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, Phone: 719-200-1703

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Venue Spotlight: The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel

The Antlers is a deluxe Wyndham hotel in the heart of Colorado Springs that offers luxurious accommodations, award-winning cuisine, upscale amenities and facilities, and stylish venues for weddings and other special celebrations. Located a few miles from the Garden of the Gods Park and The Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway, The Antlers features stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites, superb facilities such as a heated indoor swimming pool and fitness center, a casual restaurant that serves modern American cuisine, a microbrewery and a coffee shop, as well as 27,500 square feet of event space that can be used for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The hotel features beautifully appointed ballrooms that can accommodate up to 1,200 people for intimate celebrations, elegant gala and rehearsal dinners, and lavish cocktail receptions. A professional event coordinator will be provided to take care of every detail from start to finish, and a variety of top vendors will be available for services such as catering and beverages, flowers, wedding cakes, décor, photography and videography, and more. In addition to stunning venues, award-winning cuisine, luxurious facilities and breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, The Antlers offers gracious hospitality and outstanding service to ensure a perfect event.

Amenities & Facilities

The Antlers features 27,500 square feet of event space that can be transformed into beautiful areas for intimate ceremonies and grand receptions. Stylishly appointed ballrooms with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, elegant drapery, and soft hues can accommodate up to 650 guests for seated dinners and can be converted into smaller rooms for more intimate affairs. The ballrooms have large windows with spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak, along with soft lighting to create a romantic ambiance during evening events. Event spaces at The Antlers can accommodate up to 1,200 guests for an indoor ceremony, 150 guests for an outdoor ceremony, and 650 guests for an indoor reception.

Services

The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel offers exclusive wedding packages that include a complimentary guest room at the hotel for the wedding couple on the evening of the wedding, a bottle of Champagne and a gourmet breakfast for two, a Champagne toast, a complimentary cake cutting service, free self-parking for the night of the wedding, and luxury linens, napkins, glassware, silverware, china, and a riser for the table head.

Other services with the rental of the venue include luxury accommodations at the hotel, a beautiful bridal suite for the bride and her party to relax and get ready before the event, a coat check room with an attendant, a stage and a podium, as well as a dance floor, a DJ/MC for the ceremony and reception, and in-house catering and bar services. Additional services include a customized wedding cake, lighting and sound equipment, full kitchen facilities for catering services, the set-up and clean-up of the event, and complimentary wireless Internet.

General Information

The Antlers, A Wyndham Hotel is located at 4 S Cascade Avenue in Colorado Springs, is wheelchair accessible and offers secure parking for an additional fee.

4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: 719-955-5600

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