Introducing Colorado Springs

The second biggest city in Colorado, Colorado Springs combines natural beauty, a healthy climate, mineral springs, and an array of outdoor adventures with historic, Gold Rush era charm. Positioned over one mile above sea level, near the base of one of the most iconic mountains in the U.S., the ethereal (8,000 ft) Pikes Peak, today Colorado Springs is a thriving city. Primed as the first ‘resort’ west of Chicago, in 1872 you could buy a residential lot in the town formerly known Fountain Colony for $50.00. Then came the Gold Rush. Astute investors like Harvard graduate Spencer Penrose, who built the luxurious Broadmoor Hotel in order to recreate the opulence and refinement of European hotels, ushered in a glamorous new era. Renowned for its healthy lifestyle, Colorado Springs was deemed the ‘Best Place to Live’ by Money magazine in 2006, and placed number one in Outside’s 2009 list of America’s Best Cities. Tourist activities include, hiking through the surreal rock formations of the Garden of the Gods,’ taking a ride on a rickety cog railway, and exploring the history of America’s West. And, for a slip of mountain city, Colorado Springs delivers more than its fair share of sophisticated dining, hip café society, and upscale designer shopping. The United States Air Force Academy and the North American Radar Air Defense are located in Colorado Springs, and inside the chasm of a mountain also happens to be where the US president would take shelter in the event of a nuclear attack.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Colorado Springs:

  • City Of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS)
    • Denver International Airport (DEN)
    • Centennial Airport (APA)
    •  Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Colorado Springs area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.