Old Colorado City – Westside
Old Colorado City – Westside Colorado Springs
Old Colorado City is located on the west side of Colorado Springs just south of Garden of the Gods and adjacent to Manitou Springs. Founded in 1859, this historic area of Colorado Springs is popular among residents and visitors alike for many reasons, one of which is its rich history! Old Colorado City was the first capital of the Territory of Colorado and was designated a National Historic District in 1982. In fact one of the most popular summer festivals in the Pikes Peak region is Territory Days held every year in Old Colorado City. As you enter this older established area, you will see old brick structures, quaint alleyways, tree lined streets, Victorian bed and breakfast inns, and a charming walking district with independent restaurants, galleries, cafes and boutiques. Homes in Old Colorado City are unique. Stroll down W Pikes Peak Avenue and take in the different architectural styles that make up this historic neighborhood. Bungalow, Craftsman and Victorian style homes built in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s are sought after by many who appreciate old charm and want to live in a piece of history. There are no shortage of covered front porches, pocket doors, hardwood floors, gabled roofs, built-in woodwork, bead board, stone foundations, and other ‘old house’ features. Stop by the Farmers Market held on Saturdays or come see one of the summer concerts held at Bancroft Park. Visit the Old Colorado City Historical Society where photographs are preserved, and history is kept alive. Residents and visitors enjoy this neighborhood for its outdoor attractions as well. Trails, open space, parks are everywhere and easily accessible from any location whether biking, walking or driving. Pikes Peak Mountain provides a perfect backdrop to this western side of Colorado Springs. Old Colorado City is a tourist destination and a perfect place to stay for vacation or on your way to the western slope!
Neighborhoods include Old Colorado City, Botts, Parrishs, Broadway, Gold Hill Mesa, Cahns, Crown Hill Mesa, Broadview Terrace, Anthony Bott