Colorado Springs, also known as Olympic City is home to around 465 thousand people. The reason there are so many people living in “The Springs” (The term locals use) is probably a mix of its low cost of living, beautiful scenery, and its fairly mild climate. Just eat of the base of the Rocky Mountains, it is just a quick ride to go snowboarding or skiing.

The Pikes Peak region hosts many hiking trails as well as mountain biking and a plethora of outdoor activities to choose from. A very dog friendly city as a result. The inhabitants of Colorado Springs, CO tend to bring their dogs with them where ever they go.

At an elevation of 6035 feet be sure to acclimate before starting out on a hike if you are new to the area. Altitude is a common spoiler for newbies to the area expecting to hit the trails the second they get off the air plane.

A certain amount of respect goes into the environment in Colorado Springs and if you fail to live by these rules of terrain, you may succumb to the fate of many who have tried before.

It is important to stay well hydrated when in the Springs at this elevation. Lots of water and rest before setting out on a big Hike will do you well, or any physical activity here in The Springs.

There are many places to visit if you are new to the area. One of the most popular is Garden of the Gods. A natural red sandstone formation created through years of sediment deposits and seismic upheavals leaving towering monoliths high above the ground.  The vertical behemoths awe spectators at a great price. Free!  For more information about Colorado Springs, click here. or here. You won’t be sorry!