Colorado Springs

The city of sunshine and broad streets, nestling at the foot of Pike's Peak, whose hoary head is seen rising into the clouds in the distance. It is a beautiful city of 30,000 people, 6,000 feet above the sea. In the immendiate foreground of the picture is the Alamo Hotel, and across it to the west, wrapped in the embrace of rugged foothills, is the entrance to the sublime Garden of the Gods and picturesque Maintou, the paradise of the tourist. Many of the most famous scenic trips of the Rockies are made from this point, including the Crystal Park Auto Drive, Cheyenne Canon, Seven Falls, Helen Hunt's grave, etc.

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