Old Colorado City

Historic Old Colorado City

Shop, dine and discover Old Colorado City!

2324 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 // View Map
719.577.4112 //
Hours: Old Colorado City is open year round. Visit for area and merchant details.

Fast Facts

Start your adventure off at the Old Colorado City Welcome Center located at 2324 West Colorado Avenue on the West Side of Colorado Springs. You can pick up your FREE coupons and area map. The Old Colorado City Historic District runs from 23rd Street to 27th Street on Colorado Avenue. 

  • Welcome Center – restrooms available
  • Historical Society & History Center
  • Three FREE parking lots
  • Old Colorado City Carnegie Library
  • Local restaurants
  • Artisan shops
  • Fine art galleries
  • Boutiques, men’s and women’s fashion
  • Handmade chocolates
  • One-of-kind, handmade and novelty items at many of the local shops
  • Many shops are open late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the summer months.


Welcome Center – 11A.M. to 5P.M. Monday – Saturday (hours vary with volunteer staffing)
Individual Store Hours Vary – See Website


Free to visit our relaxing and beautiful area to take a stroll and unwind.   


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Start your adventure off at the Old Colorado City Welcome Center located at 2324 West Colorado Avenue on the West Side of Colorado Springs. Pick up your FREE coupons and area map.

The Old Colorado City Historic District runs from 23rd Street to 27th Street on Colorado Avenue.

FREE parking lots are located on 26th and Pikes Peak Avenue, 25th and Cucharras Street and between 25th and 26th on Cucharras Street. There is plenty of customer and metered parking also available.  Follow these directions or enter 2324 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80904 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Highway 24:
– Head North on 21st Street or 26th Street.
– Old Colorado City runs from 23rd Street to 27th Street on Colorado Avenue.

Fast Facts

  • Founded in 1859, Colorado City was the first permanent town in the Pikes Peak Region
  • During the mining days, 50 trains a day left for the Cripple Creek and Victorville mining district
  • Old Colorado City was the destination for “Pikes Peak or Bust” 
  • Over 100 galleries, restaurants, shops and boutiques in a quarter-mile
  • A fantastic beautiful place to unwind 


  • Stop by the Welcome Center for a FREE area map
  • FREE public parking is available 
  • Perfect for the whole family, pets included! 
  • Open late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the summer months
  • Visit the Old Colorado City website for a full list of area galleries, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, shops and boutiques.


With over 100 fine galleries, specialty shops, boutiques, restaurants and services available, historic Old Colorado City has it all.  Its tree lined streets beckon you to stroll and enjoy the largest concentration of independent retail establishments in Colorado Springs.  Enjoy turn-of-the-century architecture and rich history from Colorado’s gold rush days.  With Pikes Peak as its backdrop, Old Colorado City is easily accessible along West Colorado Avenue west of Interstate 25. Shop, Dine and Discover Historic Old Colorado City!

Parking Lots

Old Colorado City offers 3 FREE parking lots at the following locations:

  • 25th and Cucharras Street
  • 26th and Pikes Peak Avenue
  • Cucharras Street between 26th and 27th Street


Welcome Center

  • Friendly volunteers
  • Guest information
  • Maps, coupons & brochures
  • Public restrooms


Historical Society & History Center

  • FREE admission
  • Open Tuesday through Saturday in the spring and summer
  • Open Thursday through Saturday in the fall and winter


Old Colorado City (OL) Carnegie Library

  • Carnegie Library has been in continuous service since December 7, 1904
  • Teen, adult and child programs
  • FREE wifi




Territory Days is one of the state’s largest craft vendor fairs. It’s highlighted with features including pony rides, kids play areas, petting zoos, a mechanical bull, wild west gunfight re-enactments, live blacksmithing, period-costumed characters, live birds of prey, Native American dancers, quick draw competition, and two beer gardens with live music running all three days. Phew! With that much to see and do, it’s a good thing that this event lasts all weekend!



These self-guided visual arts walking tours feature art galleries and open artist studios along Colorado Avenue between 23rd and 27th Streets. As many as 100 art pieces may be viewed for purchase in just one location in Old Colorado City’s art galleries. Colorado Springs’ largest concentration of galleries is found within these three city blocks in Colorado Springs historic district.



Experience the best local artisans, farmers, produce and crafts each Saturday morning from June to November in Bancroft park. Come from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and fill your pantries and your stomachs!


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Old Colorado City pet friendly?

Many of the shops around OCC are pet friendly. There are various with patio dining so pets can enjoy their owner’s company. Many shops have signs welcoming your four-legged friends. When in doubt, ask!

How old is Old Colorado City?

Colorado City was founded on May 22, 1859. That’s 17 years before Colorado became a state! Talk about some rich history.

What is there to do here?

There are endless possibilities of shopping, dining, karaoke, art and much more in Old Colorado City. They also host a number of events through out the year such as Territory Days, The Giant Festival, and Christmas Stroll; just to name a few.

How do I find out about events and specials?

Head over to Old Colorado City’s Facebook page to stay up to date on all of the happenings year round!

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