America The Beautiful
At 6,035 feet, Colorado Springs sits over one mile above sea level. The city is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak.
America the Beautiful was written by visiting English professor Katharine Lee Bates in August 1893 after visiting the summit of this majestic mountain. Colorado Springs averages 250 days of sunshine per year.
Average snowfall is moderate at five to nine inches per month during the snowing season. Average January low and high temperatures are 14°F/42°F and average July low and high temperatures are 55°F/85°F. Colorado Springs has mild winters, with large snow accumulations in the downtown area relatively rare.