Dating to the mid-1800's, Old Colorado City was the first settlement in the Pike’s Peak region of Colorado. It was built upon rumors of gold strikes to be made nearby. There never was much gold found here, what turned to be up at Cripple Creek on the other side of the Pikes Peak. The Old City is a friendly place for walking past historic old buildings (many of them are more than 100 years old), quality art and craft galleries, and several good restaurants. It’s also a pleasant oasis of quiet.
Old Colorado City is a national historic district in the city of Colorado Springs. It extends roughly between 24th and 27th Streets, but for many blocks east of there, Colorado Avenue is lined with old, modest, but very attractive single-family homes worth driving.