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Garden of the Gods Segway tour

Garden of the Gods Segway tour
Duration:
90 minutes
From:
USD 75.00
Tours at Garden of the Gods are spectacular. Only in Colorado Springs can you experience this kind of adventure and scenery together at once. Tours are offered year-round by reservation. All tours take off from the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature center. Speaking of nature, Big Foot lives in the area. Keep your eyes peeled and you might get a sighting.

Eleven Mile State Park Photo Tours

Eleven Mile State Park Photo Tours
Duration:
2 hours
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USD 69.00
Join a professional photographer and tour this hidden gem of Colorado. You can choose to come at sunset to see the parks magnificent scenery or come on a Astrophotography tour and see the beautiful stars and milky way as they move across the night. Boulders, tall pines, and the lake make for great composition in either environment. Several camera techniques will be discussed as well the rules of composition.

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Colorado Springs Airport

Where is Colorado Springs Airport?  


COS Colorado Springs Airport (IATA: COS, ICAO: KCOS, FAA LID: COS), also known as the City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, or Colorado Springs Muni Airport, is located 6 miles (10 kilometers) southeast of Colorado Springs, a city in El Paso County, Colorado, United States.


At 1839 meters (6,035 feet), the city stands over 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) above sea level. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, in the eastern edge of the Southern Rocky Mountains, and is easy driving distance to 14 major ski areas.


The Colorado Springs Airport is co-located with Peterson Air Force Base, and has three runways. Aviation enthusiasts may be interested to know that the headquarters for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) are housed at the Peterson base. NORAD command and control is exercised through the Cheyenne Mountain Operations Centre, located a short distance away.


After years of decline, things are looking up at Colorado Springs Airport.


Airlines that fly to Colorado Springs Airport include Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Express.


Cities with flights to Colorado Springs Airport include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.


 

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Tip: don't even think about bringing pot home if you've travelled to Colorado to partake in the state's legalized marijuana. Fines are handed out right at the airport. There are news reports of amnesty boxes going up at the airport.

 

If you are comparing the cost of travelling via Colorado Springs Airport versus Denver International Airport (DEN), try out the COS vs. DEN Travel Cost Calculator.

 

Services at the Colorado Springs Airport include:


  • Visitor Information with friendly ambassadors 
  • Postal stamps and Dropbox 
  • FedEx Dropbox 
  • Family care rooms 
  • Children's play area 
  • Chapel 

 

The Colorado Springs Airport has been declared the "Cultural Gateway to the Rockies," and is an important venue for the presentation of the local community's arts and cultural heritage. Be sure to visit the many art exhibits throughout the terminal. Of note are Blota Hunka and Bison, two larger-than-life sculptures, near the airport's entrance. The steel sculptures, created by Don and Charles Green, were named and blessed by Chief Talltree, a member of the Sioux Nation.




Additional Colorado Springs Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.



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Last Updated: 15 Nov 2016