Falcon School District 49 services Falcon as well as parts of Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills and Peyton. District 49 manages about 14 campuses and has a student population of roughly 10,000. Notably, District 49 has a partnership with the Colorado Springs Park and Recreation Department to provide for engaging after-school activities.
Colorado Springs School District 11, the central school district of Colorado Springs, services Colorado Springs as well as parts of Cimarron Hills. District 11 has 65 schools and a student population of approximately 28,000 and boasts award-winning teachers.
Fountain has two different school districts. Ft. Carson School District 8 has 11 schools and a student population of roughly 6,700. Widefield School District 3 has 17 schools and a student population of approximately 8,700.
Points of Interest & Tourist Attractions
Families living near Schriever AFB have easy access to all of the amenities and attractions that Colorado Springs affords. Entertain your entire family at one of Colorado Springs local tourist attractions: climb up to the historic Cliff Dwellings, explore the Cave of the Winds, or play at the North Pole.
The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is situated on over 140 acres and houses nearly 800 animals, including giraffes, elephants, African lions, gibbons, and wallabies. Soar over spectacular Zoo exhibits on the Mountaineer Sky Ride, an open-air chairlift adventure. Thrill to breathtaking views of the Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain and Colorado Springs.
Looking for romance? Stroll around the lake at The BROADMOOR a Five-Star, Five-Diamond Resort! Or sip a glass of wine as you warm yourself by one of the Broadmoor's outdoor fire pits. The Broadmoor is located on 3,000 lush acres under the shadow of Cheyenne Mountain and offers an award-winning spa, fitness center, two swimming pools, three outdoor hot tubs, one lap pool, 54 holes of championship golf, six tennis courts and 25 specialty retail shops.
Educational & Cultural Activities
Colorado Springs also offers a wide range of educational and cultural activities. Art lovers appreciate the fine art and sculpture at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. History buffs can gain knowledge of local history at the Fort Carson Museum. Sports enthusiasts enjoy touring the United States Olympic Training Center.
Visitors are fascinated by the Edward J. Peterson Aviation Museum. Sprawling over eight acres in the Colorado State Historic District, the Peterson Air and Space Museum features displays of missiles, aircrafts, and other exhibits documenting the extensive history of the base.
Additional museums around Colorado Springs include the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Western Museum of Mining and Industry, El Pomar Carriage Museum, and the John May Museum Center which offers fascinating natural history and space exploration exhibits.
Parks & Recreational Activities
Dominating the landscape and located west of Colorado Springs is the Pike National Forest. Encompassing over 1.1 million acres of land and spanning six counties, Pike National Forest beckons visitors to hike, fish, camp, backpack, kayak and go four-wheel driving.
Colorado Springs’ most popular attraction is Garden of the Gods, a fascinating public park filled with striking red sandstone formations, an abundance of plant and animal life and breathtaking views of Pikes Peak. One of the area's most famous landmarks, this unique public park extends over 1,390 acres and is a Registered National Natural Landmark. The park is a great place to explore the great outdoors as a hiker, mountain biker, or rock climber. Numerous well-maintained nature trails, some of which are paved, wind through the park and offer great photo opportunities.
Golfers who wish to spend a day out on the links may select from a dazzling array of excellent golf courses:
• The award-winning Antler Creek Golf Course is considered a “prairie dunes style” course and features 8,100 yards of championship fairways. It is the third longest course in the world and includes three lakes, five tee locations, 73 bunkers and wide playable fairways.
• The BROADMOOR Resort boasts three of the finest championship golf courses in the world. Regardless of your handicap, you will find golf at The BROADMOOR challenging and enjoyable, with tee markers of varying lengths on all three courses.
• The Pine Creek Golf Course is a premier 18 hole public course. This championship course, which is both physically and mentally demanding, is known as "the player's choice". Winding through the Pine Creek Valley, the course features natural grasslands and wandering creek beds. A variety of trees, lakes, bunkers, and 376 feet of elevation change add to the challenge. Each hole offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak, the Front Range, and the entire skyline of Colorado Springs.
• Springs Ranch Golf Course is a "links style" golf course that spans over 200 scenic acres. The architect paid special attention to the natural landscape, by integrating the Creek River Basin and the rolling plains of Colorado.
• Valley Hi Golf Course features gorgeous views of Cheyenne Mountain and Pikes Peak, in addition to an 18-hole, par 71 course.
• The Patty Jewett Golf Course is the third oldest public golf course west of the Mississippi River and features an 18-hole course with a par 72. A 9-hole course is also available.
These are only some of the many Golf Courses available in the area…
The climate in Colorado Springs is generally mild and ideal for year-round outdoor fun. In winter, temperatures are brisk, ranging between the mid-teens and the high 30s. Things warm up gradually throughout the spring, reaching average highs in the 70s and 80s by July and August. Annual precipitation totals about 22 inches with much of this falling in the spring and summer.