Colorado College is located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, 70 miles south of Denver. CC is known for its unique block plan where the 2,000 students attend only one class at a time for three and a half weeks followed by a short break. Students complete four blocks each semester and eight blocks a year.
Breakfast: Students love the breakfast at King’s Chef Diner. Don’t let the kitschy castle façade fool you; this long running restaurant has been feeding locals royally since 1956. Order “The Thing”, a mound of hash browns, bacon and eggs smothered in green chili sauce - it will probably keep you going till dinner.
Lunch: Marigold Café is a popular choice for French inspired lunches and dinners with legendary desserts; it’s been one of Colorado Springs most popular restaurants for over 15 years! Seeds Community Café is a café with a concept. Their policy of pay what you can afford is inspiring. (Volunteers often man the kitchen) The healthy menu of soups, salads and gluten free pizzas changes daily to reflect what is seasonal.
Casual: Enjoy the global, eclectic menu at Shuga’s, a tiny café just south of downtown. 503W is serving Asian fusion fare with a great craft beer menu to compliment the food. Guy Fieri was recently spotted at Front Range BBQ—does that mean an episode of Diners, Drive in’s and Dives is coming soon? For thin crust Neapolitan pizzas, students head to Pizzeria Rustica. Colorado Springs has tons of burger joints—try Drifter’s Hamburgers or Crave Real Burgers.
Local Attractions: Grab your hiking boots and head to Pikes Peak or Garden of the Gods. Wander around Colorado Springs neighboring town of Manitou Springs, a National Historic District with art galleries and funky boutiques. Hike at the The Broadmoor’s Seven Falls with seven cascading waterfalls and a zip line adventure course. In the winter ski at nearby Eldora, Breckenridge and Keystone.
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COLORADO COLLEGE FAST FACTS
Black & Gold
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903-9854
(p) (719) 389-6344
(f) (719) 389-6816
Carlos Jiminez, Director of Admission, Outreach & Recruitment
NCAA Division III
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The Perk Downtown
Kings Chef Diner
Seeds Community Café
Front Range BBQ
Crave Real Burgers
The Rabbit Hole
Josh and John's
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