Extended Stay America - Colorado Springs, CO
Situated at the foot of world famous Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs
was chosen the number one Best Big City by Money Magazine in their "Best Places to Live" 2006
edition. If you're looking for Colorado Springs
hotels, Extended Stay America has two great places to stay, both offering a great price.
As a host to several major Army and Air Force bases, Colorado Springs is strongly influenced by
the military. The largest of the Colorado Springs' military bases is Fort Carson. In 2009, the
arrival of the 4th Infantry Division effectively doubled the base's previous
Due west of Fort Carson is the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, home for the
North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD. Built during the Cold War, NORAD continues its
role of tracking missiles that might be headed toward the United States.
Perhaps the best
known military installation in Colorado Springs is the United States Air Force Academy, a
prestigious university that trains officers for leadership roles in both military and civilian
careers. The academy's 18,000 mountainous acres attract thousands of visitors
Given the level of technology-oriented military bases in the area, it is no
surprise that Colorado Springs hosts a significant number of defense and high-tech companies.
According to the American Electronics Association, Colorado Springs ranked seventh in the nation
in the percentage of its workforce employed in high-technology industries in 2006, drawing
companies like Verizon Business and Hewlett-Packard. The defense industry also has a prominent
role in the city, which is home to giants such as Lockheed Martin, ITT and Northrop Grumman have
Colorado Springs offers unique tourist attractions. Just minutes west of
Colorado Springs are attractions like the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, both
of which offer subterranean tours. Visitors are encouraged to dress appropriately; it might not be
jacket weather above ground, but below you'll be in a chilly environment.
Cliff Dwellings is the Pikes Peak Railway, the world's longest cog railway and the highest
railway in North America. Now open year-round, the Railway offers visitors the ability to ride the
cog train one way, and hike or bike along the gorgeous outdoors on the way back.
golf is on your agenda, head north to Pine Creek Golf Course. Opened in 1988, Pine Creek winds
through natural grasslands and wandering creek beds.
For a comfortable, convenient, and
Springs hotel, choose either the Extended Stay America Colorado Springs - West or the
Crossland Economy Studios Colorado Springs - South.