Getting There and Getting Around Colorado

Garden of the Gods’ Balanced Rock consists of alluvial fan sediments shed from the Ancestral Rocky Mountains during the Pennsylvanian period. Credit:  Lon Abbott and Terri Cook Garden of the Gods’ Balanced Rock consists of alluvial fan sediments shed from the Ancestral Rocky Mountains during the Pennsylvanian period. Credit: Lon Abbott and Terri Cook

Colorado Springs is easily accessible via major roads or by air. Although the city suffered a devastating wildfire this summer, none of its primary tourist attractions were burned, and all are open for business. 

The town is well equipped with hotels, restaurants, tours and everything else a traveler could need. Your one-stop shop for area maps showing all the attractions listed here, lodging, food and activities, not to mention coupons, is the city’s helpful tourist website www.visitcos.com. 

 

Terri Cook and Lon Abbott

Terri Cook (www.down2earthscience.com) is a science and travel writer based in Colorado and an EARTH roving correspondent. Lon Abbott is a geology professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 06:00