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What is the Pikes Peak Region?

Downtown Colorado Springs from Gold Camp Road

Downtown Colorado Springs from Gold Camp Road

In my own words:
The Pikes Peak Region encompasses most of South-Central Colorado which is centered by Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Metro area includes the cities and towns of:

  • Manitou Springs
  • Monument,
  • Palmer Lake
  • Black Forest
  • Falcon
  • Cimarron Hills
  • Widefield
  • Security
  • Woodland Park
  • Green Mountain Falls
  • Chipita Park
  • Cripple Creek
  • Penrose
  • Canon City

All of the Pikes Peak Region sits over 6,000ft above sea level with many places 7,000 and up.

The climate is very mild with sunny winters and hot, dry summers. Rarely do we go more than one day without seeing ample sunshine. I’ve always said that Colorado Springs’ seasons go Summer, Fall, Spring, Winter since we hit 50 degrees+ in January often and have wet, snowy days in March, April and May.

Traditionally, most snowfall occurs in October and March/April in the form of blizzards. Snow fall varies greatly across the region with areas north, northwest and northeast getting the most snow. However, snowfall is very low relative to the stereotypical “Rocky Mountain Winter” that most people imagine when they think of Colorado. According to Wikipedia, the city of Colorado Springs averages 43.2 inches of snow a year but total precipitation only amounts to 17.4 inches per year due to sunshine and the overall dry climate.

Population (before 2010 Census) and Other Facts (from Wikipedia)
With an estimated population of 414,358 in 2009, it is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado, behind Denver, and the 48th most populous city in the United States, while the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 626,227. The city covers 186.1 square miles (482 km2), making it Colorado’s largest city in area. Colorado Springs was selected as the No. 1 Best Big City in “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine in 2006

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