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Places to Film in Colorado Springs

Choose Colorado Springs as your base of operations and discover a multitude of terrain and outdoor set designs within a 30-minute radius. Colorado Springs is nestled in the foothills of Pikes Peak where the Rocky Mountains rise to the west and the prairie reaches to the east. Use the links to the left for more details about our varied regions and terrain.


  • The Abbey's imposing historical landmark includes a modern Event Center within its campus which can accommodate a wide range of functions, two group lodging facilities and a historical chapel within the Monastery for your wedding.
  • To reach the Summit of Pikes Peak is to share the vision that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful. Enjoy the shops at the Summit House, Glen Cove and Crystal Reservoir!
  • Old fashioned fun games in the heart of Manitou Springs.
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    Colorado's NEWEST attraction puts you into a real outdoor battlefield! Test your real-life skills as part of our live-play missions using state-of-the-art military style weapons. No projectiles, no pain, just hours of adrenaline packed fun that EVERYONE loves!
  • Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort is located on a popular bike route connecting Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs; located less than a mile from Garden of the Gods Park, we are in close proximity to countless miles of biking trails at the base of Pikes Peak.
  • Join us for a day of family fun and adventure. Choose between three fun filled cave tours or try our Outdoor Attractions! Great fun for the whole family!
  • Open daily - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., day use only. Located off Hwy.115, offering a visitors center, gift shop, picnicking, and miles of hiking or biking in a beautiful natural setting. A crown jewel of Colorados state park system with state of the art facilities and recreational opportunities.
  • No visit to the Pikes Peak region is complete without a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - America's only mountain zoo! Experience unforgettable adventures with breathtaking mountain scenery and more than 900 animals from around the world.
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    The historic town of Cripple Creek sits on the southwest slopes of majestic Pikes Peak. More than 100 years ago this charming community attracted tens of thousands of gold-seekers to its hillsides in search of their fortunes.
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    CLIMB, CLIMB, CLIMB at the newest, tallest (43 feet!) climbing gym in the state. Want to go outside? Our AMGA/PCIA certified guides can teach and take you anywhere you want to go, including our exclusive access to climbing on private land.
  • Colon Orchards grows heritage apples, as well as a large selection of pumpkins, cucumbers, summer winter squash, tomatoes and much more. The farm stand is open from July through December, 9 am to 6 pm. Locally grown fruits, vegetables, pasta, honey, jams and jellies.
  • Home to the Taylor Museum of Art, Bemis School of Art and SaGaJi Theatre. Featuring traveling exhibitions and permanent collections including Dale Chihuly glass.
  • WSD - Licensing of historic Olympic footage and video production including EFP, non-linear editing, and D-3 Post Production. Location opportunities include two multi-purpose gyms and aquatic center.
  • The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are the AAA top affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Security Service Field is the highest professional ballpark in the United States at 6,531 feet above sea level.
  • Experience something different! *Wolf tours for the whole family *Photo Wolf interaction opportunities * Wildlife Full moon howling night walks *Wildlife gift shop
  • A historic artifact of the American West, built in 1880 and little changed since, the railroad is the most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America.
  • A whole new species of FUN! See unique and spectacular dinosaurs including T-Rex, raptors, giant flying and marine reptiles, huge carnivorous fish and life restorations. Look into an actual fossil preparation laboratory.
  • This national park area preserves one of the richest fossil deposits in the world. Massive petrified redwood trees and detailed fossils of fish, insects, leaves and more can be seen at the visitor center and two, short self-guided tours.
  • The Garden of the Gods Club and Resort offers beautiful, unobstructed views of Garden of the Gods, the Kissing Camels rock formation and Pikes Peak. Permission from the General Manager is required. City or County permit not required.
  • Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. The Visitor Center is the most visited attraction in the region with an exciting, 14-minute, HD multimedia show: How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?”.
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    Bask in peaceful retreat, majestic beauty and rich history as you discover one of the best-kept secrets in all of Colorado.
  • During the summer, Native American dancers also wait to reveal secret rites and ceremonies that have been passed down for hundreds of years. So be sure to include Manitou Cliff Dwellings during your visit to the Pikes Peak region. The magic and mystery of the Native American culture is sure to delight you.
  • The McAllister House Museum, built in 1873, is one of Colorado Springs' oldest and most charming landmarks. Through careful research and restoration the NSCDA in Colorado has returned this English Gothic cottage to its original elegance.
  • Visit the Queen's Parlour Tearoom in historic Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs, where you can play make-believe wearing our Victorian hats and derbies. Homemade soups, hearty sandwiches, fabulous desserts.
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    Descend 1,000’ underground in Americas only vertical shaft gold mine tour. Experience the old west as it was for hard rock gold miners of “The World’s Greatest Gold Camp”, Cripple Creek Colorado.
  • Providing unique educational experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the historical importance of American aviation in World War II and its role in shaping the world in which we live.
  • Free/ Visitor Centers/ Heavily wooded 1,600 acre park has mountain stream and waterfalls. Enjoy scenic drive, hiking, rock climbing, biking, picnicking and horseback riding. Information and free maps at the Visitor Centers.
  • As the fanciest of bordellos, the Old Homestead included running water, electricity and even a telephone, as well as full-service staff of chambermaids, housekeepers, a cook and a musician. Guided tours of 10 rooms.
  • This El Paso County park features fantastic geological formations including spires and hoodoos.
  • El Paso County park featuring picnic pavilions, playground, volleyball, horseshoe pit, fishing (with license).
  • Drive the Pikes Peak Highway to the 14,115-ft. summit of Pikes Peak. Enjoy spectacular views along the way and at the summit. Summit house has gift shop, restrooms and snack shop with delicious home-made doughnuts to enjoy on the ride down.
  • A visit to Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site allows visitors to experience the lives of people who dwelled, worked, hunted, herded and raised families in this area from the 1700s to the early 20th century.
  • Bike rental, hair and nail salon, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming, outdoor hot tubs, summer Bee Bunch childrens program for ages 3-12 are all available at the resort. Horseback riding is available nearby.
  • Since 1891, millions have taken this epic trip to 14,115-ft. summit of America's mountain! Sit back, relax and enjoy the splendors of Colorado: steep canyons, panoramic vistas and wildlife abound. Reservations highly recommended.
  • Only waterfall in Colorado to make the National Geographic's list of international waterfalls. Featuring a 224-step stairway leading to nature trails. Ride the in-mountain elevator blasted 14 stories straight up through solid Pikes Peak granite.
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    The Barry Goldwater Air Force Academy Visitor Center serves as the gateway to the academy, providing information on its history and cadet life to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
  • Two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs depict the life in Victor from its earlier days to he heyday of gold mining. Pan for real gold and gems outside the museum, open daily.
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    Enjoy the beautiful park and picnic grounds, the setting of the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Open daily year-round. Lots of parking. Sample award winning wines while shopping in the Tasting Room voted Best on the Front Range.