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Colorado Springs EventsIn addition to its many cultural and historic landmarks, this destination hosts a number of outstanding festivals and events that may coincide with your visit.

Local vendors and entertainment herald the arrival of spring to Colorado Springs. Territory Days in Old Colorado City takes place in late May.

Colorado Springs' sports facilities play host to athletic events throughout the year, but the major events take place in summer. The Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo and the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Norris-Penrose Events Center, both held in early July, attract top rodeo cowboys from around the country. The event kicks off with the Rodeo Parade the day before Rodeo Week begins in downtown Colorado Springs. Sports fans also will enjoy The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb motor sports race in late June on Pikes Peak Highway and the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon at Pikes Peak in August.

Over the Labor Day weekend, watch more than 70 colorful balloons ascend in Memorial Park during the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off . The Festival of Lights Parade downtown ushers in the holiday season in early December.

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Colorado Springs, CO

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8 S Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Best Western Executive Inn & Suites

1440 Harrison Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80905

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Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Garden of the Gods

503 W Garden of the Gods Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80907

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Travel Information

City Population

416,427

Elevation

6,008 ft.

Sales Tax

Colorado's statewide sales tax is 2.9 percent; an additional 3.12 percent is levied by the city, 1.23 percent by the county and 1 percent by the Pikes Peak Rural Transit Authority. The county has a 2 percent lodging tax and 1 percent rental car tax.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(719) 444-7000

Hospitals

Memorial Hospital, (719) 365-5000; Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, (719) 776-5000; St. Francis Medical Center, (719) 571-1000.

Visitor Information

515 S. Cascade Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Phone:(719)635-7506 or (800)888-4748

Air Travel

Colorado Springs Airport

Rental Cars

Rental car agencies serve the Colorado Springs area from downtown and the airport. Hertz, (719) 596-1863 or (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

No passenger trains serve Colorado Springs.

Buses

TNM&O Coaches Inc. and Greyhound Lines Inc., (719) 635-1505, 120 S. Weber St., serve the Colorado Springs area.

Taxis

Colorado Springs is served by Yellow Cab Co., (719) 777-7777. It is best to request cabs by phone. Taxis are on the meter system, with the charge about $4.90 for the first mile and $2.90 for each additional mile, for up to four passengers.

Public Transportation

Buses operate in the metropolitan area Mon.-Fri. 5:35 a.m.-9:35 p.m.; Sat. 6:35 a.m.-6:35 p.m.; and Sun. 7:30 a.m.-5:35 p.m. in the downtown area; check individual routes for current schedule information. The fare for in-town routes is $1.75, transfers are free with paid fares and are good for 2 hours and 2 one way trips. Day passes are $4. Phone (719) 385-7433.

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