Colorado Springs is a mid-sized city that's the second-most populated in the state of Colorado. The city has a high elevation at over 1 mile above sea level. Dozens of sports organizations have their headquarters here, many of them associated with the Olympics. The city also offers thriving defense and hi-tech manufacturing industries.
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Colorado Springs experiences mild temperatures and semi-arid conditions. At the height of summer from June to August the temperatures average in the mid-80s at the most. This is also the time when Colorado Springs sees the most rain. In winter temperatures dip to the mid-40s and snowfall takes the place of rain, with the most snow falling in March.
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Airlines that fly to Colorado Springs Peterson Field Airport
Colorado Springs Peterson Field Airport is a smaller airport with direct flights from a handful of larger cities throughout the United States. Frontier Airlines offers the most direct flights by far, with flights from cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Chicago.
What to expect when arriving at Colorado Springs Peterson Field Airport
Most area hotels offer shuttles from Colorado Springs Peterson Field Airport straight to your room. There are also plenty of taxis and car rental agencies available. The airport is about 11 miles away from downtown, an 18-minute drive in normal traffic.
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Facilities at Colorado Springs Peterson Field Airport
This is a smaller airport, with just one terminal and two concourses, one housing gates 1 through 12 and the other housing gates 14 through 18. Only the former concourse is currently in use for commercial flights, with the other concourse hosting meetings.
What to see and do in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs has been a popular tourist destination ever since late 1800s when the railroad first expanded to the city. The United Air Force Academy is one of the largest institutions located here; drop by its Visitor Center to learn more about the history of the Air Force and to receive information on guided and self-guided tours. Outdoor enthusiasts will admire the many parks in the area. In particular, The Garden of the Gods is a world-renowned park that features a host of special events throughout the year, including the summer Starlight Spectacular, a night bike ride where costumes are encouraged.
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