Is Colorado Springs Expensive?

Is Colorado Springs expensive to visit?

Colorado Springs is a moderately priced destination with an average daily cost of $155. Compared to the rest of North America, which is known to be an expensive region, it is a moderately priced place to visit. It's ranked in the top 50% of cities in North America for its travel costs, comparable to places like Calgary and Tallahassee.



Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

How expensive is Colorado Springs?

The average cost of traveling to Colorado Springs can vary widely based on many factors, but our calculations based on previous travlers show that the average daily cost is $155 (U.S. Dollars). Your travel style, accommodation preferences, dining choices, and trip duration can alter your individual budget, as you can find a wide array of accommodation, food, and entertainment options available for your visit. Sticking to mid-range hotels, affordable restaurants, and public transit when available can keep your costs close to this calculated average. See more travel costs for Colorado Springs here.

How expensive is a weekend trip (three days) to Colorado Springs?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a weekend trip to Colorado Springs will cost around $464 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a weekend trip would cost $927.

How expensive is a one week (7-day) trip to Colorado Springs?

On average, a one week trip to Colorado Springs costs about $1,082 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a one week trip costs $2,163.

Is it expensive to backpack in Colorado Springs?

Colorado Springs is often overlooked by backpackers, as there is a very limited selection of hostels. Because there aren't any hostels and few other amenities that cater to backpackers, prices might be higher than you'd expect. This is particularly true for solo travelers who many have to pay the full cost for a hotel room. To save money, look for budget hotels in convenient locations.

Are hotels expensive in Colorado Springs?

Hotel prices in Colorado Springs are very affordable compared to hotels in other cities. You can expect to spend about $139 per night for a room on average. There are around 1 five star hotels in the city and they average $582 per night. Three star hotels average $175 a night and two star hotels average $116 per night.


Hotels by star rating in Colorado Springs
Rating Number of Hotels Average Hotel Price
5 stars 1 $582
4 stars 5 $345
3 stars 29 $175
2 stars 64 $116

8 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
Overall Rating 8.6
115 S. 26th St, Colorado Springs
Overall Rating 9.8

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Colorado Springs?

Activities and things to do in Colorado Springs can vary in price depending on the type of activity, length, and location. Below are a number of popular activities to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting. Generally, previous travelers have spent $34 per day on sightseeing activities and things to do when visiting, which is less than the country's average of $55.

    • JEEP TOUR - Pikes Peak or Bust: $180
    • Ebike Tour: Garden of the Gods: $245
    • Scenic Tour of the Pikes Peak Highway: $99
    • Mountain Escape Day Hike - Private Tour in the Colorado Rockies: $99
    • Fort Collins Early Settlement/Town Beginnings Tour: $40
    • EBIKE Mountain Adventure in Colorado Springs: Gold Camp Road: $169
    • 2-Hour Mineral Belt Guided E-Bike Tour in Leadville: $69
    • Ride Manitou Spring's a Guided E-Bike Tour: $105

    Is food expensive in Colorado Springs?

    Food in Colorado Springs can vary in price depending on the restaurant and food options available. Generally, other travelers have spent $45 on food per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $58. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible.

    • Classic 3-Hour Food Tour in Colorado Springs: $88
    • The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show - Colorado Springs, CO: $86
    • Private Cowboy Wood Fired Dinner for Your Mountain Experience : $299

    Is transportation expensive in Colorado Springs?

    Local transportation in Colorado Springs can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $38 on local transportation per person per day, which is less than the country's average of $46. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

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