Welcome to SpringsBlog, this site is a guide to living in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. We think Colorado Springs is a great place to live because it offers a quality of life that is just downright hard to beat.
This area is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the nation, an incredible climate and four distinct seasons and as you will learn a wide range of things to do, eat, buy and experience.
We will keep you up to date on restaurants, shopping, outdoor activities, events and local Real Estate. This is all intended to give you a better sense of what Colorado Springs is all about.
Colorado Springs is located 65 miles south of Denver and perched at the base of America’s Mountain, Pikes Peak. We sit 6,035 feet above sea level and are home to a wide range of people and organizations. The United States Olympic Committee calls Colorado Springs Home as does the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, The United States Air Force Academy, The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado College and The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
So please look around our site and learn about what makes Colorado Springs such a great place to live.
Looking for a new place to take your out of town guests? After you tire of Garden of the Gods, try the little know Paint Mines outside of Calhan, CO. The Paint Mines are a county owned and maintained park complete with trails and interpretive signs. There is even a restroom in the parking lot.
The 750 acre park opened in 2005 and is full of unique and colorful geologic spires and hoodoo formations. It is easy to see why the Native Americans favored this area to collect clays for their pottery and wares.For more information check out the county's YouTube video.
The “Jazz Party” takes place October 31, November 1-2, 2014 at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is a uniquely American musical event. It is a three-day, four-session event that brings together the best straight-ahead jazz musicians in the country.
This event affords an opportunity for these world-class musicians to jam, thereby renewing and revising their craft. Typically, each musician will lead a set bringing their own unique style and playbook.
For the audience, each set is an original experience that may never be heard again.
This event is sponsored by The Friends of Colorado Springs Jazz. This organization promotes, informs and grows the presence of straight-ahead jazz in Colorado.
Here is the itinerary:
The musician lineup includes:
For More information and tickets, please visit http://csjazzparty.com
The Fountain Creek Brass Band, an elite 33-member ensemble in the classic British brass band tradition, champions music in community and educational settings, inspiring a new generation of audiences, both young and old. They continually strive for excellence in musical performance by adding diverse sets of literature to their repertoire and encouraging the growth of the musical skills of the group.
The ensemble seeks opportunities to collaborate with school music programs in the form of joint concerts or special fundraising events from elementary to college level in the Pikes Peak and Front Range region. For more information, please visit Click Here
Old Colorado City is one of the most historic areas in the entire Pikes Peak region. Started as a supply hub for the gold mines of Cripple Creek in the late 1850s this area retains much of its original charm.
A visit to this area is a must on every tourists agenda. Unfortunately, much of the historical significance gets lost in the shuffle of a visit to this hamlet.
Don't worry though, modern technology and the Old Colorado City Associates (merchant association) have come up with an app for that!
The "Old Colorado City, Walking Tour App" is available for download from the iTunes store. This app is:
"Your perfect companion for learning the rich history of Old Colorado City. This GPS-enabled app includes a tour having 14 points of interest, with each having interesting historical facts and photos - all provided by the Old Colorado City Historical Society, which was founded in 1976 by a group of citizens who recognized the historical significance and unique culture of Old Colorado City."