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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

How much does it cost to travel to Colorado Springs?

You should plan to spend around $155 per day on your vacation in Colorado Springs. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 on meals
  • $38 on local transportation
  • $161 on hotels

A one week trip to Colorado Springs for two people costs, on average, $2,163. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Colorado Springs cost?

A one week trip to Colorado Springs usually costs around $1,082 for one person and $2,163 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Colorado Springs on average costs around $2,163 for one person and $4,326 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Colorado Springs will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Colorado Springs on average costs around $4,635 for one person and $9,270 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Colorado Springs has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Colorado Springs expensive to visit?

Prices in Colorado Springs are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Colorado Springs is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Atlantic City or Tallahassee.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Colorado Springs Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Colorado Springs?

The average Colorado Springs trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Colorado Springs travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $161
Local Transportation 1 $38
Food 2 $45
Entertainment 1 $34
Alcohol 2 $12 - 36
Accommodation Budget in Colorado Springs
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Colorado Springs is $81. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Colorado Springs is $161. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Colorado Springs

Looking for a hotel in Colorado Springs? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Colorado Springs based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $139. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Colorado Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Colorado Springs is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $38 per person, per day, on local transportation in Colorado Springs.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Colorado Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Colorado Springs can vary, the average cost of food in Colorado Springs is $45 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Colorado Springs should cost around $18 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Colorado Springs is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Colorado Springs?

Typical prices for Food in Colorado Springs are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Colorado Springs, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

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

Entertainment Budget in Colorado Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Colorado Springs typically cost an average of $34 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Colorado Springs
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $24 on alcoholic beverages in Colorado Springs per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Colorado Springs On a Budget
Colorado Springs Garden of the Gods, 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.

Colorado Springs is at an elevation of 6,035 feet, or 1,839 meters above sea level but the actual elevation within the city can vary dramatically. The city is located at the base of Pikes Peak, which is over 14,000 feet high and one of the most famous mountains in the country.

The city's climate is semi-arid and daily temperatures can vary dramatically. There are, on average, 243 sunny days a year. Winters can be somewhat cold with December temperatures averaging about 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Snow is common but melts quite quickly from the sun. March is the snowiest month in the area. Summer temperatures can climb into the 90s, but typically stay in the 80s Fahrenheit.
The highlight of visiting Colorado Springs is the natural beauty. Pikes Peak is the probably the most famous destination in the area. You can drive to the top or hike up up Barr Trail. Wild flowers are in bloom during the summer so it's a beautiful time to visit. Garden of the Gods is also a must-see sight. It is a city park that has incredibly dramatic sandstone formations. Cave of the Winds offers unique cave tours that are interesting to experience and Seven Falls is a set of privately owned waterfalls and hiking trails. Other places worth visiting in the area include Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, The Broadmoor Hotel, and Helen Hunt Falls.

Museums in the area include May Natural History Museum, ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and the Ghost Town Museum.

Another fascinating place to visit is United States Olympic Training Center, which has free tours daily.
The Old North End is north of downtown. It has a historic vibe and large, residential homes with a lot of character. In the southwest is the Broadmoor neighborhood. This is where you'll find the five-diamond Broadmoor hotel and resort. The area has many old mansions that date back to the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The West Side and Old Colorado City areas are in the oldest and most eclectic parts of town. They are just outside of downtown and have quaint residential homes and interesting shops that appeal to tourists.

Colorado Springs has plenty of hotels. The cheaper options are usually the chain motels on the edge of town. Another affordable and fun option is to camp. This allows you to experience first hand the beautiful natural setting in this area.

Colorado Springs is the place to be if you're interested in outdoor sports. You'll find everything here, from rock climbing and whitewater rafting, to bicycling, hiking, and horseback riding.

If you have access to a car and you're looking to get outside of town then there are some great day and weekend trips in the area. Perhaps the most popular is to head over to Great Sand Dunes National Park, which is about a two hour drive southwest of the city. Other options include the pleasant and quaint town of Manitou Springs or a visit to the Arkansas River where you can enjoy an afternoon of rafting or fishing.
Food and Dining
Colorado Springs has a wide variety of restaurants for every budget and dining style. There are diners, cafes, pizzerias, breweries, and high end restaurants. There's also a range of cuisine types including Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Irish, and German food, among many others.

If you want to grab a drink, there are plenty of bars around town as well and beer is often a cheap option for an evening of drinking with friends.

Most people arrive in Colorado Springs by car. A private vehicle is essential to explore the city and its surrounding area. There are many beautiful areas outside of town that are worth a visit including Pikes Peak.

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is a full-service airport that is still quite small. Denver International Airport is the largest nearby airport, 80 miles north of the city. Pueblo Memorial Airport is also about 40 miles south of the city.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.