Make yourself at home in our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Colorado Springs. You’re just a quick drive from the summit of snow-capped Pikes Peak and sweeping Rocky Mountain vistas.
Take the Cog Railway for the slow, clinking ascent to the top of Pikes Peak. The incline train jolts to a stop at the windy summit, taking in views of the Rockies to the west and Colorado Springs below. Our hotels in Colorado Springs are near the fiery red-rock formations of Garden of the Gods, where hikers scramble over rocky crests and pass Indian paintbrush blooming along the park’s trails. The best time to explore these trails is at dawn, after a good night’s sleep at our Colorado Springs hotels, when the rocks glow orange and red in the morning sun. Colorado Springs’ history was shaped by the Native Americans, gold miners, and railroaders who settled here. Their story is told in the Pioneers Museum, a collection of artifacts ranging from decorative Native pottery to hand-stitched quilts; admission is always free.
Watch the sun dip behind the towering mountains at dusk from the Phantom Canyon Brewery while you sip a cold microbrew. Make your way downtown for dinner, where cozy granite fireplaces take the chill out of the cool mountain air and antler chandeliers cast a golden glow. Just minutes from our Colorado Springs hotels, grilled elk steaks and bison burgers satisfy hungry patrons clad in blue jeans and the occasional cowboy hat. Follow the locals’ lead and stomp out a two-step on downtown dance floors, where live country-western musicians jam on fiddles and banjos.
Stay in our Holiday Inn hotels in Colorado Springs for a genuine taste of the American West, from a ride to the top of the Rockies to a twirl on the city’s lively dance floors.