Colorado Springs is one of the 50 most populated cities in the United States and is the 2nd largest city in Colorado, after Denver, CO. It is located in the center of the state and has experienced a boom in the past decade with population increases of around 28.4%,
Colorado Springs is located over a mile above seal level, with average heights being 6,035 feet above sea level.
There are miles of biking and walking trails within the city and, with the Rocky Mountains nearby, there is no shortage of hikes and outdoor adventures in close proximity to the city.
There is a strong military presence in Colorado Springs, CO and it is home to the United States Air Force Academy. Fort Carson Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, NORAD and Cheyenne Mountain Air Station are also located in Colorado Springs.
Traveling around Colorado Springs is facilitated by an extensive public bus system. Traveling to Colorado Springs or from Colorado Springs is assisted by the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, the second largest airport in Colorado.
The United States Olympic Training Center is located in Colorado Springs, as well as the US Olympic Committee headquarters.