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The Historic Preservation Alliance of Colorado Springs (HPA) provides
leadership, education and advocacy to celebrate and save our diverse historic
heritage and to revitalize our neighborhoods. We invite you to participate in
this network of citizens who care about Colorado Springs, its past and its future.

 The Summer Historic Tours are held in July and August. Paid members may attend the summer tours and many other events, such as our acclaimed Winter Lecture series and May Preservation Month activities – all included in the membership. Guests may attend for a voluntary donation of $10 for each event. If you are NOT a member, we encourage you to renew or join. You can do so at our website at www.hpasprings.org. 

Please note our Summer Tours typically occur on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 PM, with registration at 6:00. Tours WILL begin on time. Colorado summer evenings are unpredictable so come prepared with light jackets, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, water, umbrella, flashlight, etc. Please – no pets!

Some of our tours this year warrant special attention:

A donation of $10 (cash or check, no credit cards) is appreciated for the July 22nd Fairview Cemetery tour. 

Fun news! The Pikeview Quarry tour on August 26 includes a free pre-tour BBQ by our hosts! The tour and BBQ will accommodate a maximum of 60. Pre-registration is required for both, and bring a chair. 

• We also encourage you to bring your own chairs for the North Cheyenne Canon tour on August 19. 


Our participation has grown and we have exceeded 100 persons at some of our tours – which is why pre-registration is required. We may experience even larger numbers due to people being excited to get out again. Although our committee sought venues of mostly outdoor spaces, there still may be some restrictions due to fire codes, inadequate space or the inability to divide into smaller groups under multiple tour guides. Hand sanitizer bottles will be available for your safety and please plan to wear a mask and be mindful of all the COVID-19 safety requirements we have all lived with for the past year, including social distancing. 

In consideration of participating in HPA tours, the participant assumes and releases the HPA and its volunteers, employees, agents, and independent contractors from any and all risks of or liability for physical, emotional, or economic harm, injury, or damage caused by or arising from the acts, omissions, or negligence of the HPA, HPA volunteers, independent contractors, the participant him/herself, or any other person or entity. 

We can’t wait to see you again! 

2021 Summer Tour Committee – Al & Becky Rohr, Chairpersons 

John Haney Cathy Mundy Jo Ruth Carol Beans Ron and Sue Harman Roxanne Eflin Ann Brock 

Summer Tours Series – #1 The El Paso Canal

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. Directions/ Parking: - This tour celebrates the city’s sesquicentennial as it features its earliest use of water. Registration check in will begin at 6 PM and take place at Bristol Elementary School, 890 North Walnut Street, Colorado Springs. There will be two groups. The “hiking” group […]

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Bristol Elementary School, 890 North Walnut Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Summer Tours Series – #2 Fairview Cemetery

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. Directions/ Parking: 1000 South 26th Street, Colorado Springs. Heading west along Colorado Avenue, turn south onto 26th Street. The main entrance is on 26th Street at Ehrich Street. Parking is available along the road next to the entrance or you may go into the cemetery.  Established […]

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Fairview Cemetary, 1000 South 26th Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Summer Tours Series – #3 Middle Shooks Run

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. Middle Shooks Run: Walking Tour of the North Junior High School and Its Immediate Neighborhood  Directions/ Parking: On-street parking is available on both sides of East Yampa between Corona Street and El Paso Street  This will be a walk through early city history as we venture […]

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Summer Tours Series – #4 Old Colorado City; Saints and Sinners

Directions/ Parking: Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 South 24th Street, parking available by the building, in back of Goodwill Industries or on-street.  Please note, one guest per sign up is requested in order to assure proper number of attendees. Colorado City has always been a city of diversity. Partial annexation into Colorado Springs left […]

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Old Colorado City Historical Society, 1 South 24th Street
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Summer Tour Series – #5 La Foret Conference and Retreat Center

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. August 12, Thursday at 6:30 PM – La Foret Conference and Retreat Center (Black Forest)  Directions/ Parking: 6145 Shoup Road, north of town. Take Powers north to Woodmen, go east then north on Black Forest Road to Shoup Road. Turn west for 0.72 miles to the […]

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La Foret Conference Center, 6145 Shoup Road
Black Forest, CO United States
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Summer Tours Series – #6 The Stories Behind North Cheyenne Canon

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. This is a continuation of the tour we experienced in 2018. Jo Ruth has created a program consisting of stories of an earlier time and early characters who shaped or contributed to today’s wonderful city park. In an outdoor gathering area, adjacent the Starsmore Center, we […]

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Starsmore Visitor Center, 2210 South Cheyenne Canon Road
Colorado Springs, CO United States
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Summer Tours Series – #7 Pikeview Quarry BBQ DINNER sign up

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. BBQ dinner at 5:30 PM (pre-register for both @ www.hpasprings.org/events). Please bring your own lawn chair. No charge for the dinner, which is optional. The quarry needs an accurate number for ordering food. Register online separately for the tour. Check-in begins at 6:00 for a maximum […]

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Summer Tours Series – #7 Pikeview Quarry

Please note, only one guest per ticket request submission. The Pikeview Quarry opened in 1905 and has provided limestone for numerous downtown buildings, the Air Force Academy and I-25 along with providing gravel and concrete for local construction. We will learn about its history and its important role as a fire break during the Waldo […]

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