Founded in the late 1800's by General William Jackson Palmer, it is Colorado's second-largest city. It is cradled between the Rockies to the west and the Monument Divide to the North. It is 6,000 feet above sea level, with a population of about 375,000. The weather can be erratic, going from sun to rain, ro sun again, in a matter of minutes. Some of its attractions, in and around the area, are Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, North Pole, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Some of Colorado Springs' surrounding cities and towns include, Fountain, Security, Ft. Carson, Black Forest, and Canon City(pronounced canyon).
Also referred to as C-Town, The Springs, and other names.
"Man, this weather is crazy. We must be in the Springs by now."
"Yeah. Colorado SPRINGS."
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