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Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloon Flight

Colorado Springs Hot Air Balloon Flight
Duration:
4 hours
From:
USD 250.00
Alpine glow is a breath-taking sight from our hot air balloons as we fly serenely in the wake of the Rocky Mountain Front Range at sunrise. From the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak, this is where the deer and the antelope play!! Each hour-long flight is a journey guided by the winds and the skill of your pilot. Enjoy spectacular views for 100 miles in all directions and take a moment to relax and relish in the unforgettable experience of flying in a hot air balloon!!  Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Our post-flight celebration features a light breakfast and champagne toast along with orange juice served in glass stemware!! Also, includes a Flight Certificate for each new aeronaut, and the best pilots and crew in The West!!

Pikes Peak International Raceway Driving Experience

Pikes Peak International Raceway Driving Experience
Duration:
60 minutes
From:
USD 199.00
<p>Have the thrill of a lifetime with a Raceway Driving Experience! After classroom instruction, race around the track chasing your top speed for incredible and electrifying laps. Start your engines for an amazing Speedway Driving Experience.</p>

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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 Aug 2017