Though Colorado Springs is the largest city in El Paso and Teller County, the region is comprised of a diverse cluster of communities that all offer unique opportunities for living, working and recreation in the area. Explore each of our communities below.
Colorado Springs is the second-largest city in Colorado, and is the county seat of El Paso County. It is situated at the base of the eastern boundary of the Rocky Mountain’s Front Range, with the iconic Pikes Peak rising 14,115 feet just to the west of the city, and the rolling plains extending to the east. Colorado Springs is located just 70 miles south of Denver with easy access to Denver International Airport only a 90-minute drive away.
Situated in the open plains of Eastern Colorado and resting at 6,508 feet above sea level, Calhan is the highest non-mountain incorporated town in the country. Just 3 miles south of Calhan is Prospector’s Point, which at 7,204 feet is the highest point between the Mississippi River and Rocky Mountains. Calhan is home to a wide range of recreational opportunities, from the El Paso County Fairgrounds to Paint Mines Interpretive Park.
Located along I-25 and Fountain Creek, the city of Fountain is just 10 miles south of Colorado Springs. With agriculture and ranching roots and a frontier feel, Fountain offers affordable housing, family-friendly parks and trails, and access to all of Colorado Springs’ big-city amenities.
The westernmost town in El Paso County, Green Mountain Falls is a small mountain town cozied up on the side of Pikes Peak. Just 15 miles from Colorado Springs, living in Green Mountain Falls offers the perks of a quiet mountain town with access to the job market and amenities of the nearby city.
An eclectic and historic community located just west of Colorado Springs off Route 24, Manitou Springs is nestled in the mountains right at the foot of Pikes Peak. The town’s vibrant downtown offers unique dining, shopping, art and lodging, while its abundant recreational attractions range from hiking The Manitou Incline to exploring Cave of the Winds.
A rapidly-growing town located at the base of the Rampart Range, Monument is situated adjacent to Monument Lake and just north of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Monument is home to excellent schools as well as both local businesses and convenient retail centers.
Located in the Tri-Lakes region 30 miles north of Colorado Springs, Palmer Lake is a small but growing community offering stunning views of the Front Range and numerous parks and outdoor activities on the town’s namesake lake. Palmer Lake’s quaint downtown is also home to a vibrant arts community and the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts.
Surrounded by the Pike National Forest, but just 18 miles west of Colorado Springs, Woodland Park is an ideal Rocky Mountain gateway town with fresh air and beautiful mountain scenery. The largest town in Teller County, tourism primarily fuels the Woodland Park economy, with plentiful options for lodging, camping, recreation and dining.