Daily Visitation

CC For Yourself!

We strongly encourage prospective students — especially admitted students — to visit our campus, which is conveniently located in the heart of Colorado Springs. Our campus visits begin inside the historic Cutler Hall. During your visit, you'll get insight into the admission process, an inside look into CC culture, and you'll join a campus tour led by a current student. 

Pre-registration is required for campus visits, and spots fill quickly.

Hoping to book a group visit? Please get in touch with your regional admission representative or email us at admission@coloradocollege.edu.

 

Plan Your Trip

Check out directions to campus from local and regional airports, and view our campus map to get acquainted before you arrive.

Several spaces have been set aside for Admission visitors, but otherwise parking is limited. You may park in the Admission spots, which are located directly in front of Montgomery Hall or directly in front of Boettcher Health Center (the round building). All spaces are marked "Reserved for Admission Visitors." You may also park in any designated visitor space on campus.

Please print the parking pass that accompanies your confirmation email and place it on your dash. Or, when you check in at the Admission Office, we will provide a daily parking pass. Limited street parking is also available; some spaces are metered, so please check as you park. Feel free to take a look at our Visitor Parking Map.

La’au’s Taco Shop 

830 N. Tejon St. (Behind the Cornerstone Arts Building) 

Hawaiian-inspired tacos, burritos, and bowls. One-of-a-kind flavors. So close to campus it's almost on-campus.

 

The Wild Goose Meeting House

401 N. Tejon St. 

Breakfast all day, sandwiches, soups, salads. Stop by on a weekend evening for live acoustic music!

 

Odyssey Gastropub

311 N. Tejon St. 

Creative/eclectic menu of sandwiches, salads, and small bites.

 

Bambino’s Urban Pizzeria

36 East Bijou St. 

Personal Neapolitan pizzas, pasta, salads. Fast, tasty, and endlessly-customizable. Closed Mondays.

 

Skirted Heifer 

204 N. Tejon St. 

Cheeseburgers, fries, frozen custard. "Skirted" as in "so much cheese it looks like your burger is wearing a skirt." Closed Mondays.

 

Nightingale Bread

2727 N. Cascade Ave #165 

Bread, pastries, sandwiches, and (sometimes, if you’re there on the right day) pizza made with shop-milled, heirloom, organic grains. On Saturday mornings plan for a long line. Closed Sundays-Tuesdays.

 

Café Red Point

2727 N. Cascade Ave., Ste 175 

100% gluten-free menu. Wraps, bowls, salads, smoothies. Feeling like you need something that's both healthy and delicious? This is your spot. Easy parking, too.

 

Building 3 Coffee 

2727 N. Cascade Ave., Ste 155 

Small-batch coffee, pastries. Easy place to stop for a cup of coffee and a treat on your way out of town. 

 

Good Neighbors Meeting House 

505 E. Columbia St. 

Waffles, eggs, bowls, sandwiches, soups, salads. A true neighborhood gem. 

 

Monica’s Taco Shop 

30 E. Fillmore St. 

Breakfast burritos served all day, tacos, tostadas, tortas. Drive-through available. Lots of calories for your buck.

 

The Garden 

401 S. Nevada Ave. 

Beer garden with rotating food truck schedule. Burgers, tacos, fries, salads, and more. Especially fun in good weather.

 

Coati Uprise 

514 S. Tejon St. 

Trendy food hall with a little bit of everything. Great place to visit on a weekend night.

 

The Exchange 

526 S. Tejon St. 

Coffee, smoothies, locally made bagels, huge variety of breakfast and lunch items. The Exchange makes it easy to please everyone in your crew.

 

Atomic Cowboy 

528 S. Tejon St. 

Known as Denver Biscuit Company by morning, Fat Sully's Pizza by evening. Always tasty, always too much food. If you're planning on breakfast at DBC, hop on the waitlist early; on weekends the wait stretches to two hours.

 

Urban Steam American Bistro 

1025 S. Sierra Madre St. 

Small-batch coffee, breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, bowls, sweets. Creative food with tons of personality.

Kinship Landing 

415 S Nevada Ave. | 719-203-9309

Locally-owned boutique hotel offers visitors authentic ways to connect with and explore Colorado Springs. Kinship rooms include doubles, triples, and hostel-style bunk rooms. Homa Bar & Café in the lobby features hearty grain bowls, sandwiches with house-made bread, and signature handpies. Use the code CCTIGER to book at a discount.

 

The Mining Exchange Hotel 

8 S Nevada Ave. | 719-323-2000

Built in 1902 as a stock exchange for local mining companies, The Mining Exchange is a fusion of historic architecture and contemporary accommodations. The attached restaurant, Springs Orleans, offers authentic cajun and creole dishes in addition to American favorites.

 

The Hilton Garden Inn 

125 N Cascade Ave. | 719-632-1000

Located on the corner of Cascade & Bijou, about seven blocks from campus, the Hilton Garden Inn has an indoor heated pool, hot tub, and restaurant open for breakfast and dinner.

 

Hyatt Place 

201 E Kiowa St. | 719-635-9663

Opened in late 2021, the new Hyatt Place includes free breakfast and offers an indoor pool and fitness center. Its location next door to CityROCK and Mountain Chalet means you’re likely to run into some of our city’s most avid outdoor fans prepping for an upcoming adventure.

 

SpringHill Suites/Element 

402 S Tejon St. | 719-900-1801

Opening in mid-2022, the new dual-branded Spring Hill Suites/Element puts you right around the corner from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Wiedner Field, and among some of the busiest eateries in the city.

 

The St. Mary’s Inn Bed & Breakfast 

530 N Nevada Ave. | 719-540-2222

A Victorian mansion located just a few blocks from the CC campus, the St. Mary’s Inn has a reputation for offering guests a warm welcome and personal touch.

Mountain Mama Natural Foods 

1625 W Uintah St. 

Natural and organic groceries, body care, and a deli with mile-high sandwiches on house-made bread.

 

Bread & Butter Neighborhood Market 

602 S Nevada Ave. 

In the heart of downtown. Grab-and-go foods, pantry staples, fresh produce, and personal care essentials.

 

Mountain Chalet 

15 N Nevada Ave.

All the best outdoor gear. Truly, they sell everything but the campfire.

 

Terra Verde 

208 N Tejon St.

A carefully curated selection of clothing, home decor, and books. Good luck dragging mom away!

 

Poor Richard’s Books & Gifts 

320 N Tejon St.

Grab a cup of coffee while you check out books by local authors.

 

Cacao Chemistry 

109 N Tejon St.

All the chocolate you care to eat, and then some. All made in-house.

 

Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware 

120 N Tejon St.

Chef’s heaven, serving culinary artists since 1979. 

 

Yobel Market 

11 E Bijou St.

Head-to-toe ethical fashion, so you can look good and feel good about it.

 

Coralun Vintage 

328 1/2 N Nevada Ave.

Feeling thrifty? You've come to the right place.

 

Ladyfingers Letterpress 

113 E Bijou St. and inside the Fine Arts Center at CC. 

Award-winning cards for literally every occasion.

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum 

200 S Sierra Madre St. 

Inspiration, on demand. Because once every two years isn’t enough!

 

Old Colorado City 

W Colorado Ave. from 23rd St. to 30th St. 

The other cultural center of Colorado Springs, replete with historic store fronts, great coffee shops, and a little Honey Cottage.

 

Garden of the Gods 

1805 N 30th St. 

Our very own National Landmark! Walk, run, roll, or climb (with a permit) through one of Colorado Springs’ most famous public parks. Don’t miss the gravity-defying Balanced Rock or the prehistoric waves of water imprinted on the stone.

 

Red Rock Canyon Open Space 

3550 W High St. 

A popular dog-walking, running, and mountain biking destination with beautiful views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Fun fact: the Lyons sandstone that was used to build CC’s Palmer Hall was quarried here!

 

Downtown Manitou Springs 

Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 

An artsy, hippie town populated with groovy art galleries and eclectic shops. Go on a scavenger hunt to find all eight natural spring water fountains scattered throughout the town, featuring effervescent water rumored to have healing properties.

 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 

5728 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd. 

Navigate the steep hills of Cheyenne Mountain as you feed giraffes and have close encounters with over 170 different species in a place where conservation really matters.

 

Manitou Incline 

475 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs 

Grab a reservation for 2000 feet of elevation gain in just a 0.9 mile hike. It’s an intense trek up the old cog railway. Olympians do it. CC students do it. Can you?

 

Pikes Peak 

Manitou Springs 

Drive or hike up “America’s Mountain” to see what inspired Katharine Lee Bates’s classic, “America the Beautiful.” Standing at 14,115 feet, you can cross off your first of over 50 “fourteeners” in the state. 

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If you need more assistance planning your visit, call us at 719-389-6344 or 800-542-7214 or email us at admission@coloradocollege.edu.

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