Old Colorado City: Where History Comes to Life

July 10, 2017
Pikes Peak serves as a breathtaking backdrop to Old Colorado City combined with the never ending beautiful blue Colorado skies. Slow down and enjoy Colorado Springs’ Old West-side, offering you a delightful stroll among tree-lined streets in the community of Old Colorado City.

Territory Days in Old Colorado City

Photo by Jim Wear

Established in 1859 as the first territorial capital of Colorado, century old buildings still stand. Enjoy our quaint historic district providing unique shopping experiences including boutique shopping, fine dining, casual and patio dining and an active nightlife boasting of live music for any taste. Are you into art – consider Colorado Avenue your premier destination for art in the Colorado Springs area. We have internationally known sculpturists, artists and many local artists refining their trade to include jewelry, fabrics, watercolors, oils, bronze, pottery, gems, and multi-mediums.

First Friday Artwalk in OCC

First Friday Artwalk in OCC

You may even want to create your own art – its all available here. Plan your self guided tour of our numerous historic venues, while taking in the breathtaking views and unique architecture in our eloquent area along Colorado Avenue. Enjoy Bancroft Park and visit history within the local Carnegie Library and Historical Center close by.

Old Colorado City is minutes from both downtown Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs – make sure to schedule your stop or make it your base camp in the Pikes Peak region to enjoy attractions galore!

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