Nowhere else can you climb sandstone towers and make your way to a brewery before the sweat dries.
by Jonah Seifer |
I love Colorado Springs because it feels more like a mountain town than other Front Range cities. Not only can Route 24 send you toward the ski resorts quickly, but with less traffic and brilliant scenery compared to I-70. If you’re trying to stay closer to home, the variety, accessibility and quality of the trails, parks, and open spaces cannot be beat.
In a single day, it is possible to hike, ski, climb or bike, all within a short distance from my house. Not only that, but unlike other popular Front Range cities, overcrowding is rarely an issue. Of course, it would be an injustice to forget the Garden of the Gods. Nowhere else (that I know of) can you climb sandstone towers and make your way to a brewery before the sweat dries. The beauty of Colorado Springs is that it combines the community and amenities of a big city with the nature-in-your-backyard feel of a smaller mountain town.
Jonah Seifer is Program Coordinator at the State of the Rockies Project.