Call for individual business hours

Average Time

2 to 3 hours


Originally slated to be our state’s capital, Old Colorado City perfectly blends it’s historic character with modern boutiques, award winning restaurants, and charming local art galleries. It’s the perfect place to slow down, and enjoy that Colorado blue sky. Take a beat to stroll through the tree-lined streets, chat with shopkeepers, study beautiful creations by local artists, and enjoy great food.
Start your visit at their welcome center where their friendly volunteers can direct you to one of three free parking lots, suggestions on shops and restaurants that will fit your taste, and all the best upcoming events. Old Colorado City perfectly curates their historic spirit in a fantastically modern way.


Three Free parking lots are clearly marked by banners along Colorado Avenue.

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

There are endless possibilities for shopping, dining, karaoke, free summer concerts, farmers market, local and unique art and so much more. Get all the details at
Head over to Old Colorado City’s Facebook page for the most current information.

There are several events throughout the year such as Territory Days, Farmers Market, Art Walk, The Spirit Tour, The Giant Pumpkin Festival, Santa’s Cabin and Christmas Stroll; just to name a few.

Old Colorado City – The Gateway to the West – was founded as Colorado City on May 22, 1859. OCC was the original territorial capital.
Typically, shops are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. however each one has its own hours and this will vary seasonally. A complete list of contact information for individual shops at
A wide variety of continental restaurants, including pizza, barbecue, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish and American that include nine Best Of: Colorado Springs award winners.


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