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Colorado Springs, CO

City Population416,427

Elevation6,008 ft.

Sales TaxColorado'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.

Emergency911

Police (non-emergency)(719) 444-7000

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

Visitor Information Visit Colorado Springs 515 S. Cascade Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Phone:(719)635-7506 or (800)888-4748The bureau is open daily 8-6, June-Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5, rest of year.

Air TravelColorado Springs Airport (COS), (719) 550-1900, to the east of the city, is served by major airlines. Taxi service is available from the airport to the downtown area for about $35 each way. Colorado Springs Shuttle offers service between Colorado Springs Airport and Denver International Airport (DEN), with drop-offs and pick-ups at designated area hotels; phone (719) 687-3456 or (877) 587-3456 for schedule information.

Rental CarsRental 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 ServiceNo passenger trains serve Colorado Springs.

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

TaxisColorado 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 TransportationBuses 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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Colorado Springs, CO

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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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