Colorado Springs is part of the Front Range Urban Corridor as part of the urban population in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains extending from Colorado to Wyoming. Full of outdoor activities, historic sites, and athletic opportunities, The Springs is the fastest-growing city for Millennials. From the Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark to Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, there are plenty of things for everyone to do around the city.
Not only do some of the top athletes in the U.S. train at facilities in Colorado Springs, the city also hosts the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, where automobiles and motorcycles race to the summit of Pikes Peak. Also known as the Race to the Clouds, the track spans 12.42 miles with 156 turns, climbing 4,720 feet from start to finish. The divisions for the race include the unlimited car division, where anything goes, and exhibition powersport class for motorcycles, which features utility terrain vehicles, among many others. Electric vehicles have gained notoriety for their involvement in recent years, with one electric car setting a new overall record for the first time in 2018.
The spirit of the Wild West is alive and well in Colorado Springs. The city is home to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame. Inductees at the Hall of Fame include humans, from rodeo clowns to calf-roping champions, as well as horses and bulls. Colorado Springs is also the headquarters of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Founded in 1936 as the Cowboys’ Turtle Association—because of their willingness to stick out their necks to get what they wanted—the organization helps sanction events in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.