A Travel Price Comparison for Colorado Colorado Springs vs. Beaver Creek for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Colorado Springs or Beaver Creek?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Colorado Springs and Beaver Creek can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Colorado Springs or Beaver Creek?

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is the second largest city in the state of Colorado. It is located in the northeastern tip of the south central region of the state and is in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains and alpine trees. It is also referred to as "America's Olympic City" because it is the location of the United States Olympic Training Center.

Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek is a popular ski resort and small village in Colorado. It's located up the mountain from the town of Avon, and it has a more resort and village vibe. The resort is made up of three areas - Beaver Creek Village, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead.

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Which place is cheaper, Beaver Creek or Colorado Springs?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Colorado Springs is $155, while the average daily cost in Beaver Creek is $316. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Colorado Springs and Beaver Creek in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Colorado Springs $81
    Beaver Creek $203
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Colorado Springs $162
    Beaver Creek $406
Compare Hotels in Colorado Springs and Beaver Creek

Looking for a hotel in Colorado Springs or Beaver Creek? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Colorado Springs

Hotels in Beaver Creek

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Colorado Springs Hotel Prices and Beaver Creek Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Colorado Springs $38
    Beaver Creek $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Colorado Springs

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Colorado Springs:

  • Snowmass/Aspen to Denver Centennial Airport - Departure Transfer: $295
  • Denver Centennial Airport to Steamboat - Private Arrival Transfer: $284
  • Denver Airport (DEN) to Winter Park - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $262
  • Rocky Mountain Metropolitan (BJC) to Steamboat-Arrival Transfer: $229
  • Private Transfer from Beaver Creek Ski Resort to Denver Airport: $218
  • Denver Centennial Airport to Vail/Beaver Creek Private Transfer: $218
  • Snowmass/Aspen to Eagle County Reg. Airport - Departure Transfer: $131
  • Winter Park Ski Resort to Denver Airport BJC Departure Transfer: $93

Is it cheaper to fly into Colorado Springs or Beaver Creek?

Prices for flights to both Beaver Creek and Colorado Springs change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Colorado Springs $45
    Beaver Creek $85
Typical Food Prices in Colorado Springs

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Colorado Springs:

  • Cold Stone Ice Cream (family of 4)
  • Snacks at the Zoo (family of 4)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Colorado Springs

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Colorado Springs.

  • Classic 3-Hour Food Tour in Colorado Springs: $79
  • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - Colorado Springs, CO: $86

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Colorado Springs $34
    Beaver Creek $53

Tours and Activities in Colorado Springs

Here are a few actual costs in Colorado Springs for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Red Rocks Private 2 Hour Walking Tour: $94
  • 1-Hour Broadmoor History Segway Tour: $72
  • 1-Hour Segway Tour of Cheyenne Cañon Art, History and Nature: $72
  • 2 Hour Segway Tour in Cheyenne Cañon and Broadmoor Area: $108
  • 3 Hours Private Ice Climbing Experience in Colorado: $240
  • Adventurers Ready To Jump Into The Void Silverton Style Wanted: $35
  • Astronomy Tour: $45
  • Bike Tour in the Garden of The Gods: $245
  • Broadmoor Hotel History Segway Tour: $78
  • Cheyenne Cañon Art and Nature Segway Tour: $78
  • Cocktails & Tastes Tour in Colorado Springs: $89
  • Colorado Springs - Guided Walking Ghost / History Tour: $28

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Colorado Springs $24
    Beaver Creek $35

Sample the Local Flavors in Colorado Springs

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Colorado Springs:

  • 2.5-Hour Brewery & Bites Walking Tour: $84
  • Downtown Colorado Springs 2.5-Hour Brewery Tour: $89

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Colorado Springs and Beaver Creek, we can see that Beaver Creek is more expensive. And not only is Colorado Springs much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Colorado Springs would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Colorado Springs and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Beaver Creek would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Beaver Creek than you might in Colorado Springs.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Colorado Springs Expensive? and Is Beaver Creek Expensive?.