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Eleven Mile State Park- Elevenmile State Park offers excellent fishing in a 3,400 acre reservoir west of Colorado Springs. In addition to fishing, the park offers opportunities for camping, boating, windsurfing and picnicking.
Mueller State Park- Mueller State Park lies west of Pikes Peak, north of Cripple Creek and east of South Park. It provides a variety of recreation opportunities in a beautiful valley of rolling hills.
Pikes Peak Ranger District- The Pikes Peak Ranger District encompasses the region surrounding the city of Colorado Springs.
Spinney Mountain State Park- Spinney Mountain State Park is a day-use facility at the south end of South Park. A 2,520 surface-acre lake is the focal point of recreation at this site.

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Description - Parks throughout the city of Colorado Springs are open to the public for trail riding and hiking; they provide a safe and beautiful environment for activities. The largest city parks include; North Cheyenne Canon, Ute Valley Park, Memorial Park, Monument Valley Park, Bear Creek Nature Center, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak North Slope Recreation Area and Palmer Park. The Pikes Peak Ranger District of the National Forest maintains trails in the foothills west of the city. An extensive network of multi-use trails may be accessed from Gold Camp Road and the High Drive, southwest of Colorado Springs.

Recreation - Recreation Opportunities within the city include mountain biking, road biking, hiking, walking and rock climbing. The city parks system provides terrain for all skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Climate - The temperatures in Colorado Springs are mild compared to the mountainous regions of the state. The Front Range gets plenty of snow during the winter months, but it rarely stays longer than a few days because of the hot sun. Spring arrives in early April with moderate temperatures, that may reach the mid-sixties during the day. Spring and fall nights can be cool because of the elevation. Autumn weather can extend well into November. The summers are warm with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Nights remain warm during hot weather with the coolest temperatures of the day in the early morning.

Location - Colorado Springs is located an hour south of Denver on Colorado's Front Range. (Interstate 25 will take you through the western side of the city.) Pikes Peak is the landmark immediately to the west of the city; and the plains stretch as far as the eye can see to the east. The elevation of the city is 6,035 feet, which makes it a good place to acclimate before hitting the high country.

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Report: Our family visited Colorado Springs in July and went on a Naturalist guided tour with High Altitude Jeep Adventures. We summitted to over 12,000 feet on a jeep trail with spectacular views in a custom built 4-door jeep Wrangler. I highly recommend the Rocky Mountain Tour! We loved it! Safe, professional guides and lots of fun.

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Contact Information:
Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, 104 South Cascade Ave, Suite 104 , Colorado Springs, CO, 80903, Phone: 800-888-4748, Fax: 719-635-4968

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Colorado Community Areas - Colorado's diverse communities include metropolitan areas, posh ski resorts and rustic mountain towns.
South Central Region - This region lies just east of the Continental Divide, from the middle of the state to the southern border of Colorado. It includes the upper Arkansas River Valley, the San Luis Valley and the Colorado Springs area.

Boy Scouts: Pike's Peak Council - Information concering Pike's Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America.
City of Colorado Springs - This is the City's web site with information on population, city government, parks and recreation, etc.
Colorado Springs - A community information site hosted by the local newspaper.
Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau - Visitor information for Colorado Springs and surrounds.
Colorado Tourism Website - Official website of the Colorado Tourism Office.


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