The natural beauty of Colorado Springs is legendary. In fact, the view from the top of nearby Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates to compose "America the Beautiful" over 100 years ago. Today, there is more access to the mountains and streams that the area is famous for, yet the "wild west" feel remains intact.
ACCOMMODATIONS There are nearly 14,000 guest rooms in Colorado Springs. Nineteen area properties have meeting space; 5,000 first-class guest rooms in 17 properties are committable to meetings. The Colorado Springs World Arena offers 21,500 square feet of exhibition space for up to 142 booths and another 22,500 sq. ft. on the main concourse and fixed seating for 8,500.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES/FACILITIES There are over 300 days of sunshine to be enjoyed in Colorado Springs annually. Visit the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Olympic Complex, Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods, Seven Falls or Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Golf on one of 21 courses (11 of them public), take a whitewater raft trip down the Arkansas River, explore Cave of the Winds or bike, hike or ride horseback through Garden of the Gods.
TRANSPORTATION The Colorado Springs Airport receives approximately 100 flights per day on eight airlines and has one of the country's best on-time records. Many hotels provide transportation to and from the airport. Scenic Interstate 25 provides direct north/south access between Denver (to the north) and Pueblo (to the south). Rental cars are available.