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Palmer Park Photo Tours

Palmer Park Photo Tours
2 hours
USD 59.00
Join a professional photographer and tour this little known gem of Colorado. You can choose to come at sunset to see the parks magnificent scenery or sunrise to see the city and mountains light up. We will walk through a variation of camera techniques and tips on each of the tours.

Colorado Springs Sunrise Balloon Ride

Colorado Springs Sunrise Balloon Ride
3 hours 30 minutes
USD 249.00
<p>Revel in breathtaking panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains while floating across the sky and sending your greetings to the earthbound folks below!</p> <p>After landing, enjoy a celebratory toast and post-flight refreshments while being presented with a flight certificate to commemorate your aeronautical adventure.</p>

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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 Sep 2016