A Definitive City Guide for Colorado Springs


By OUTTraveler Editors

It may be home to Focus on the Family, but Colorado Springs is more than meets the eye: gay bars, exotic food, and natural wonders beckon LGBT visitors.

Lodging in Colorado Springs should definitely include close proximity to the outdoors or, at the very least, views of those breathtaking Rocky Mountains. The best hotels marry luxury with roughing it, e.g., hiking during the day, fine dining at night.


The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs: Luxury among the mountains awaits guests of The Broadmoor, who can enjoy the natural beauty of Colorado Springs or indulge in everything a five-star historic hotel can offer. (1 Lake Ave., more info)

The Cliff House at Pikes Peak: Older than the state of Colorado itself, this hotel is both upscale and romantic. Its location also offers countless opportunities to take in all the sights of Colorado Springs. (306 Canon Ave, Manitou Springs, more info)

Cheyenne Mountain Resort (pictured): This picture-perfect destination, located next to the Rocky Mountains, is everything you would expect from a mountainous getaway: luxurious, visually stunning, and filled with outdoor and indoor activities. Plus, some seriously scenic dining options. (3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, more info)