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Visitors Bureau

515 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

1.800.888.4748
1.719.635.7506

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High Altitude Tips

Colorado Springs ranks in the United States cities with the highest altitudes. The lack of humidity, and warm days and cool nights are positive parts of living at this level, and our residents become familiar with the special conditions created by the dry air with its decreased amount of oxygen.

However, visitors to our city often overlook some simple suggestions that can make their stay here free of any negative effects caused by the high elevation. To enjoy your visit here in Colorado Springs, here are a few things to keep in mind to give your body time to adjust to the altitude and prevent altitude sickness:

Stay below 7,000 feet the first day (the city of Colorado Springs is 6,035 feet above sea level.)

Give your body time to adjust (there’s lots to see and do at the lower altitude level.)

Avoid strenuous exercise the first day.

Drink lots of fluids, especially our delicious water, and avoid too much alcohol and tobacco products.

If you follow these simple suggestions, you are sure to enjoy each day of your vacation.


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