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A report produced for Manitou Springs strongly recommends that the city come to terms with the owners of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway to rebuild and reopen the 127-year-old attraction. “We believe allowing the cog to stop operating for an extended period is a grave mistake,” the report by Summit Economics states. The report, called […]
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The world’s largest collection of Olympic torches and medals reside behind locked doors at U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs. Only donors, sponsors and Team USA members currently are allowed to view them. But when the U.S. Olympic Museum opens in the spring of 2020, these remarkable artifacts will be on display for […]
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The three letters in SCP Hotel’s name represent soul, community and planet. “We call it holistic hospitality,” said Bill Tremper, co-owner of the hotel. “It’s about helping guests take care of their soul, connect with the local community and help care for our planet.” Tremper, the founder of the hotel’s parent company, Soul Community Planet, […]
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Manitou Springs City Council has rejected a citizens’ petition to force reconsideration of the city’s 50-year tax incentive agreement with the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Mayor Ken Jaray, however, is seeking to address some of the concerns about the agreement expressed at a July 18 town hall meeting at the Briarhurst Manor, hosted by The […]
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Beginning Saturday, May 26, two 14-passenger vans from Adventures Out West will begin to ferry visitors from the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site through Garden of the Gods. A few days later, a city-run shuttle service will start taking visitors up the Pikes Peak Highway to the summit of the mountain. The services might be […]
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Occupancy at Colorado Springs-area hotels is already high, and the area is seeing increases in room rates, good signs that portend a strong tourist season. “We’re seeing positive numbers compared to other Colorado markets,” said Raquel Ortiz, assistant director of financial performance for STR Consulting and Analytics, a firm that serves the hospitality industry with […]
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The last time Gray Line of Colorado Springs ran tours up the Pikes Peak Highway was in 2008. In the wake of the closure of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Gray Line is preparing to hit the road again. “We’re ready to start daily sightseeing tours on April 14,” President Chuck Murphy Jr. said. The […]
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The tourism industry in the Pikes Peak region enjoyed a record-setting year in 2016 — and this year might be even better.
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