The city of Colorado Springs is the second most populous city in the state or Colorado. The city is the county seat of El Paso County. Colorado springs is located just east of the geographic center of the state and 63 miles south of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver. At an elevation of 6035 feet, Colorado Springs is well over one mile above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher.The natural physical beauty of the area, situated at the base of Pikes peak and with an uninterrupted view of the Front Range, can be enjoyed by all. The magnificent scenery inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America the Beautiful” after her visit here.