The Centennial State turns 142 years old on August 1st, 2018 (also known as Colorado Day). And we’ll gladly celebrate Colorado’s birthday with free admission to over 40 State parks on Monday, August 6th!
Plus, Colorado Springs was recently recognized at the “Most Desirable Place to Live” in a nationwide survey. That makes for a pretty amazing birthday, Colorado!
First, let’s talk about our birthday. Back in 1876, Colorado was added as the 38th State in the Union. Colorado is the 8th largest state (in terms of square miles) and has always attracted folks for the great outdoor activities, temperate climate, and quality of life. The national and state parks in Colorado give locals and tourists a wide variety of options, from exploring ancient cliff dwellings to a relaxing day on a mountain lake. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the 41 state parks throughout Colorado on August 6th, 2018 when you will be granted free admission. Start here to plan your trip and determine which of these Colorful Colorado parks you want to hit first: http://cpw.state.co.us/colorado-day
But the icing on the cake is Colorado Springs recent designation of Most Desirable City in the country! Yep, in a recent U.S. News survey people voted Colorado Springs #1 for a city they would want to live. Over the past few years, we’ve seen huge population growth which has created more urgency to continue improving the city. Downtown Colorado Springs has seen significant spikes in living options, entertainment, restaurants, recreation access and much more. Just last week, the city announced plans for a 10,000 seat outdoor stadium (which will be home to our major league soccer team, the Switchbacks FC) and a 3,000 seat indoor stadium for the Colorado College Tiger Hockey team. Plus, transportation and recreation are being thoughtfully tackled with additions of new services like PikeRide Bike Share System and the Legacy Loop Trail. Take a look at other improvements Colorado Springs is making to help with the continued growth.
We couldn’t be more happy to call Colorado home and we hope you feel the same way!