Just four miles west
of Colorado Springs lies this beautiful community tucked amongst the
mountains. The town has nine named mineral springs fed from
the melting snow on Pikes Peak. Many of the springs have been
renovated and are safe to drink from. A quaint and charming town
with a variety of restaurants and tourist attractions.
Creek- Part of the late 1800s Gold Rush,
Cripple Creek has traveled a varied path through the years. Miners
flocked to the area, bringing with them hopes of wealth and good
fortune. For most of the 1900s Cripple Creek became a quiet town
full of history. Now it is once again offering visitors a
change at good fortune through its casinos. There are still many
historical sites to observe as well. Cripple Creek is
located about 45 miles southwest of the Base.
Fountain is located
approximately 10 miles south of the Base. It is a
small pocket community of about 15,000. Fountain was
honored as one of 2002's All America Cities. Its' close proximity
to the Base, and small town friendliness, make it a popular choice while
looking for housing.
Pueblo, located 43 miles south of Colorado Springs, is a
large agricultural community. It hosts the Colorado State Fair
every summer and has an abundance of other inexpensive, family-friendly