September 17, 2022 • ​ Colorado Springs, Colorado

Located in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs, the Memorial honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who have given their lives in the line of duty.

The IAFF Executive Board has approved the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Committee’s plans for the 2022 and 2023 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremonies as follows:

  • The 2022 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony will honor the 469 fallen members who would have been recognized at the canceled in-person 2020 and 2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremonies. The names were submitted between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020. See the Wall of Honor links below for the names of those to be honored in the 2022 ceremony.
  • Fallen members who have died or are submitted as line-of-duty deaths between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022, will be added to the Wall of Honor at the 2023 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony.

The approved plans are to ensure that the 469 fallen members and their families from the 2020 and 2021 canceled in-person ceremonies are properly honored in the IAFF tradition at the 2022 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. It also ensures that fallen members submitted in 2021 and in 2022 are honored in a full traditional IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial ceremony in 2023.

2020/2021 Fallen Fire Fighter Wall of Honor

All IAFF members are encouraged to wear Class A dress uniforms and to register online. Registration for all attendees is from March 1, 2022 to September 1, 2022. Make sure to book your hotel and travel before registering.

Family Greeting and Hotel Transportation
Beginning Thursday, September 15, the IAFF and members of Colorado Springs, CO Local 5 will staff a Family Greeting and Hotel Transportation Center at the Colorado Springs Airport to direct you to your hotel shuttle and provide any needed assistance. The Family Greeting and Transportation Center will be located outside the secure area on the baggage claim level.

Information and Transportation Center
The Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Information and Transportation Center will be located in the main lobby at The Antlers Hotel. The IAFF and members from Colorado Springs Local 5 will assist with any of your transportation needs, including shuttles to the Memorial site, restaurant transportation and return to Colorado Springs airport shuttles, as well as any needed assistance and information. The Information and Transportation Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Thursday-Friday; on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. On Saturday, shuttles to the Memorial site will begin at 8:30 a.m. at 20-minute intervals; shuttles back to the hotel will begin at the conclusion of the Memorial service. The last shuttle to the Memorial will be at 10:30 a.m. to ensure that everyone is at the park for the start of the service.

Due to higher demand, please allow additional time for shuttle service.

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Office
The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Office is located in Summit Ballroom I and II, just off the lobby area of The Antlers Hotel. IAFF staff will assist you and answer questions regarding Memorial activities.

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Registration
Registration for all family members and IAFF members will begin on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in the Heritage Ballroom of The Antlers Hotel. At registration, each family member will be provided with credentials and an information packet. Family members are asked to provide proper pronunciation of their loved one’s name for the readers.

IAFF Honor Guard and Pipe Band
The Honor Guard and Pipe Band will meet on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. at a location to be determined. The meeting will provide details regarding the events leading to the Memorial service and address Honor Guard and Pipe Band participation at the service, including the presentation of the IAFF flag. On both Friday and Saturday, Honor Guard and Pipe Band practices will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Memorial site, with Honor Guard-only shuttles departing for the site at 7:00 a.m. All meetings and practice sessions require mandatory attendance by ALL members of the Honor Guard and Pipe Band.

Family and Escort Informational Video

Memorial Site Information
The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, located in the shadow of Pikes Peak, honors the sacrifice made by IAFF members who serve as professional fire fighters and emergency medical personnel and have given their lives in the line of duty. The Memorial is lit at night. Colorado Springs Fire Explorers will provide tracing paper and pencils to trace names from the Wall of Honor. Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Wall Diagram

Directions to the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
From Southbound I-25: Take the Bijou Street exit East to Cascade Avenue. Turn right on Cascade (South) to Pikes Peak Avenue. Turn left on Pikes Peak (East) and continue to Hancock Avenue.

From Northbound I-25: Take Cimarron Street exit (Highway 24) East to Wahsatch Street. Turn left (North) on Wahsatch to Colorado Avenue. Turn right on Colorado Avenue (East) and continue to Hancock Avenue.

The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is located on the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Hancock Avenue. Turn right (South) on Hancock and then left into the first park entrance.

Helpful Colorado Springs Websites

www.visitcos.com

https://coloradosprings.gov/ocusa

www.flycos.com

downtowncs.com/iaff/

Family and Escort Informational Video
A family and escort informational video will be posted online here. This video will provide the family and their IAFF local representative with specific information about the Memorial service and details regarding the individual presentation of the IAFF flag.

Wednesday, September 14

12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

 Local 5 Transportation Services

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

12:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Family Greeting/Hotel Transportation

Colorado Springs Airport

 

Thursday, September 15

8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

IAFF FFFM Gift Shop

Summit Ballroom III, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

IAFF Office

Summit Ballroom I and II, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Local 5 Transportation Services 

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Family Greeting/Hotel Transportation

Colorado Springs Airport

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Family Information Desk

Main Lobby, The Antlers

9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

Honor Guard Registration

Main Lobby, The Antlers

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Family Registration

Heritage Ballroom, The Antlers

9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Shuttles to Memorial Site

Main Lobby, The Antlers

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Mandatory Honor Guard Meeting

FFFM site

 

Friday, September 16

 7:00 a.m.

Honor Guard Shuttle to/from Memorial Site

Main Lobby, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Honor Guard Registration

Main Lobby, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

IAFF FFFM Gift Shop

Summit Ballroom III, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

IAFF Office

Summit Ballroom I and II, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Local 5 Transportation Services 

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Family Greeting/Hotel Transportation

Colorado Springs Airport

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Family Information Desk

Main Lobby, The Antlers

 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Mandatory Honor Guard Practice

FFFM Site

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

Family Registration

Heritage Ballroom, The Antlers

9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Shuttles to Memorial Site

Main Lobby, The Antlers

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Family & Friends Gathering
food, live music and games
Family badge required for entry

Weidner Field 111 W Cimarron St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

8:00 p.m.

Massed Pipes & Drums Band Parade

514 S. Tejon Street

 

Saturday, September 17

7:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Family Breakfast Buffet

Heritage Ballroom, The Antlers
Grand Ballroom, DoubleTree

7:00 a.m.

Honor Guard Shuttle to Memorial Site

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

8:00 a.m.

Mandatory Honor Guard Practice

FFFM Site

8:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Local 5 Transportation Services

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

10:00 a.m.

Ride of Honor Arrival

FFFM Site

8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

IAFF FFFM Gift Shop

Summit Ballroom III, The Antlers

8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

IAFF Office

Summit Ballroom I and II, The Antlers

   8:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.

Family Shuttle to Memorial Service (20-minute intervals)

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Family Information Desk

Main Lobby, The Antlers

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Memorial Service

FFFM Site

Following Ceremony until 4:00 p.m.

Flag Drop-off for Shipping

Flag Tent, FFFM Site

Following Ceremony

Shuttle to Hotels
(20-minute intervals)

FFFM Site

8:00 p.m.

Massed Pipes & Drums Band Parade

21 S. Tejon Street

 

Sunday, September 18

 4:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Gray Line Shuttle to Airport

IAFF Authorized Hotels
The Antlers, DoubleTree

Directions to the Memorial

The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is located at 1315 E Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909 – on the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Hancock Avenue. ​

See it on Google maps.

From Southbound I-25: Take the Bijou Street exit East to Cascade Avenue. Turn right on Cascade (South) to Pikes Peak Avenue. Turn left on Pikes Peak (East) and continue to Hancock Avenue. Turn right (South) on Hancock and then left into the first park entrance. The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is located on the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Hancock Avenue.

From Northbound I-25: Take Cimarron Street exit (Highway 24) East to Wahsatch Street. Turn left (North) on Wahsatch to Colorado Avenue. Turn right on Colorado Avenue (East) and continue to Hancock Avenue. Turn right (South) on Hancock and then left into the first park entrance. The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is located on the corner of Pikes Peak Avenue and Hancock Avenue.

Flights

IAFF members attending the 36th IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance on September 17, 2022, should fly into the Colorado Springs Airport (www.flycos.com). An IAFF transportation system will be operating from the Colorado Springs Airport with shuttle service to select hotels.

  • The IAFF does not provide transportation to the Denver Airport
  • The IAFF does not provide transportation to hotels other than those listed below
  • The IAFF does not provide transportation to AirBnB or VRBO rentals, private homes, campgrounds, RV parks or dispensaries

The alternative airport is Denver International Airport, which is approximately 75 miles from Colorado Springs. Car rentals and taxis are available, as well as the Groome Transportation shuttle, which operates from the Denver Airport to Colorado Springs Airport.

Visit www.groometransportation.com for schedules and pricing.

The IAFF has contracted with the following major airlines to provide airfare discounts:

Air Canada – VCBGYN81
This a promotion code for the convention product. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel.

Delta – NMV7J
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for IAFF events. Please click here to book your flights!
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMV7J
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

United – ZKGZ800902
Book online via united.com/meetingtravel or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800.426.1122 and enter the offer code into the box to receive your discount.


Hotels

The following select area hotels are for families and IAFF members attending the Memorial Service September 14-18, 2022. IAFF room blocks for The Antlers, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Place and Kinship Landing are available only to family members of the 2020 and 2021 honorees at this time. To book a hotel room on behalf of a family being honored, please only book one room per family. We reserve the right to cancel reservations that are made at multiple hotels.

The IAFF will provide shuttles from the hotels listed below:

The rooms at the family hotels are available September 15, 16 and 17.

SpringHill Suites
402 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Rate: $259/night plus taxes
Rooms available
Book your group rate for International Association of Fire Fighters

Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs Downtown
125 N. Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Rate: $269/night USD plus taxes
Rooms available

To reserve a room, email [email protected]
1. First and last name
2. Hilton Honors number (if applicable)
3. Desired dates of stay
4. Room type (king or 2 queen beds)
5. Phone number

The Antlers (Host Hotel)
4 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 955-5600

Rate: $183/night USD plus taxes
Rooms available Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18
To book, please contact Hannah Booth at 719-955-6209 or [email protected].

Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Downtown
201 E. Kiowa
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 635-9663

Rate: $309/night plus taxes
Rooms available Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18
To book, please email [email protected] with your name, desired dates of stay, room type and phone number.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Colorado Springs Central
105 N. Spruce Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Rate: $240/night plus taxes
Rooms available Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 18
To book, please contact the hotel at 719-424-4300

Kinship Landing
415 South Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 203-9309
https://www.kinshiplanding.com/
We do not have a room block but please use promo code “FIREWEEKEND22” at check out to receive 5% off their booking for the dates of September 15-18th, 2022.


Additional Hotels

Best Western Executive Inn & Suites
1440 Harrison Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80905-4002
(719) 576-2371

Courtyard by Marriott
2570 Tenderfoot Hill Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 226-5006

DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs
1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 576-8900

Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center
2886 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 576-5900

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott
2725 Geyser Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 576-1717

Hampton Inn & Suites I-25 South
2910 Geyser Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 884-0330

La Quinta Inn & Suites – South/Airport
2750 Geyser Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 527-4788

The Mining Exchange
8 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 323-2000

Quality Inn South
1410 Harrison Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 579-6900

Residence Inn by Marriott
2765 Geyser Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 576-0101

For additional hotels in Colorado Springs, visit www.visitcos.com/colorado-springs-lodging.

An alternative to a hotel is Airbnb: www.airbnb.com


Car Rentals

For IAFF Transportation, please call 719-284-7901

  • FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY REQUESTS
  • Provided Thursday – Saturday between the hours of 7 a.m. – Midnight
  • Available from The Antlers to other select area hotels, downtown tourist attractions, restaurants, and shopping
  • Transportation will NOT be provided to private residences
  • Transportation will NOT be provided to dispensaries
  • Transportation will NOT be provided to camp grounds
  • Other transportation options:
  • Rideshare Apps – Uber or Lyft

Who Can Participate
All IAFF affiliate Honor Guards and IAFF Pipe and Drum Bands are again invited to participate in the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This is an IAFF Memorial; all members of the Honor Guard and Massed Band must be members in good standing. IAFF Honor Guard Commander Bruce Brown will serve as the U.S. West Coast Coordinator; IAFF Honor Guard Deputy Commander Brent Jones will serve as the U.S. East Coast Coordinator; and IAFF Honor Guard Deputy Commander John Sobey will serve as the Canadian Coordinator. Coordinating the Pipe and Drum Band will be IAFF Pipe Major Hunter Schappaugh.

What to Bring
​Any Honor Guard units attending the observance are asked to bring any state/local union flags, department flags and harnesses and ceremonial pike poles/axes for use during the ceremony. Please mark your equipment to ensure that it is returned to you in the event a member of another local borrows it. Please do not bring any National Colors.

Ground Rules 
To maintain the solemnity of the ceremony and to ensure the quality of the band, the IAFF has established some ground rules.

  • IAFF Membership: This is an IAFF Memorial; all members of the Honor Guard and Massed Band must be members in good standing. If you have a civilian or sworn public safety officer associated with your Honor Guard or band, they are welcome to play with the mass band on Tejon Street on Friday and Saturday night.
  • Registration: All individuals participating in the Memorial on Saturday afternoon must be registered for the event and must go to the Honor Guard Registration located at The Antlers Hotel to receive credentials. These credentials must be on your person to participate at practice, walkthroughs and ceremony.
  • Alcohol: At no time during the Memorial weekend will open containers of alcohol be tolerated at Memorial Park.
  • Tent City: Tent City will remain on the athletic field within the assigned boundaries. For security purposes, nothing should be left overnight. Camping in city parks is against city ordinance. Trailers and vehicles will not be allowed to park directly next to the upper field, in the street or in the dirt lot below the Memorial. Due to the limited space in the parking lot, it may be necessary to limit the amount of space each unit may occupy.
  • Buying and Selling: There will be no selling of anything during the ceremony, including the distribution of food. Please remember that we do not want anything to distract families or take away from the solemn tone of the Memorial.

Registration Procedures 
All individuals participating in the Memorial on Saturday afternoon are required to register online prior to the event and must go to the Honor Guard Registration located at The Antlers Hotel to receive credentials. Please contact the respective IAFF Honor Guard or Pipe/Drum Coordinator below with any questions.

Scheduled Events

  • Mandatory Honor Guard Registration – The Antlers Hotel (Main Lobby), 4 South Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs
    • Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:00am – 8:00pm
    • Friday, September 16, 2022 8:00am – 12:00pm
  • Mandatory meeting: Thursday evening, September 15, 2022, at 4:00pm at Memorial Park.
  • Mandatory practice: Friday, September 16 at 9:00am and Saturday, September 17 at 8:00am (both days are mandatory).

Shuttles to the Memorial site begin at 7:00am both days from the lobby of The Antlers. Friday’s practice typically ends by 3pm.

Contacts 

  • IAFF Honor Guard Commanders West of the Mississippi River:​
    Bruce Brown
    [email protected]
    (714) 651-7004
  • IAFF Honor Guard Commanders East of the Mississippi River:
    Brent Jones
    [email protected]
    (414) 659-3363
  • IAFF Honor Guard Commanders From Canada:
    John Sobey
    [email protected]
    (613) 203-2220
  • All Pipers and Drummers:
    Hunter Schappaugh
    [email protected]
    (713) 417-8348

IAFF Pipe and Drum and Honor Guard Website 
Information on IAFF member Pipe and Drum bands and Honor Guards is available here. This site includes every IAFF-affiliated Pipe and Drum band, as well as IAFF-affiliated Honor Guards that serve state and provincial wide. Contact information is included as well as all music that is played during our Memorial service. If you need to update your band or Honor Guard information or if your band or Honor Guard is not included, please enter/update your information using the website.

The IAFF will personally contact the families of all fire fighters to be honored in the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Observance. The IAFF will also send information about the Memorial ceremony and accommodations to the families and to the president of the local where the death occurred.

Each family member attending the Memorial must register online between June 1 and September 1, 2022, to ensure attendance. For more information or assistance, call (202) 824-8639.

Each pre-registered family member will receive information packets, credentials and reserved seating assignments at the registration offices in The Heritage Ballroom at The Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. Packets will be available beginning Thursday, September 15 at 9:00 a.m.

Media Contact

Contact IAFF Press Secretary Tim Burn for all media inquiries at (202) 824-1556. Media planning to attend the ceremony are encouraged to notify the IAFF at this number.

A pool feed of the ceremony will be available to all media. Multi-boxes will be set up, and other media needs can be accommodated.

Contact Us

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial
1750 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 824-8639
[email protected]

High-Altitude Tips

  • Reduce alcohol, caffeine, and salty foods.
  • Drink 3 or 4 times more water than usual.
  • Get plenty of rest before and during your stay.
  • Take it easy! Your heart is working harder at this altitude, so quit while you’re ahead if you are tired.
  • Wear sunscreen – you receive 30% more ultraviolet radiation up here than at sea level!
  • Wear sunglasses with ultraviolet protection even on cloudy days.
  • Eat high carbohydrate meals, limiting fat and protein, for the first few days at altitude.

High-Altitude Sickness Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Trouble sleeping

High-altitude sickness symptoms usually go away in a day or two, but if you develop a worsening cough or feel like you have fluid in your lungs – see a doctor immediately! When in doubt, seek medical help!

Tips, especially for Pikes Peak

  • Drink large amounts of water before your trip.
  • Continue to drink water during your trip.
  • Take a jacket no matter what the weather is in Colorado Springs.
  • The best time to go is in the morning as afternoon often has poor weather and visibility.

Sightseeing Tours

GARDEN OF THE GODS PARK

A world-famous, magnificent park of red sandstone formations over 300 million years old. The Garden offers the best hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, and photography in the region. Be sure to stop in at the Visitors Center and Colorado’s largest GARDEN OF THE GODS TRADING POST where you will find Native American jewelry, Navajo rugs, sand paintings, and Pueblo pottery. And, try a buffalo burger at the BALANCED ROCK CAFÉ. Wear comfortable walking shoes!

Thursday
28 seats available per tour
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
1 – 4 p.m.
You must sign up at the Family Registration Excursions Table

Friday
9 – 11:45 a.m.
12:15 – 3 p.m.


THE BROADMOOR MANITOU AND PIKES PEAK COG RAILWAY

The Cog has been climbing Pikes Peak, known as America’s Mountain, since 1891! It is recognized as the world’s highest cog railroad. You will love a visit to the new state-of-the-art Pikes Peak Visitor Center located at 14,115 feet! Make sure you try the high-altitude donuts.

Please order tickets ONLINE AT cograilway.com USING CODE: FFFM

Meet in the Antlers Hotel for pick-up.
Report to Cog Ticket Office 30 Minutes prior to trip to confirm trip!

Depart The Antlers HotelTrain TimeDepart CogReturn to The Antlers Hotel
7:00 AM8:00 AM11:10 AM11:40 AM
8:15 AM9:20 AM12:30 PM1:00 PM
9:30 AM10:40 AM1:50 PM2:20 PM
11:00 AM12:00 PM3:10 PM3:40 PM
12:15 PM1:20 PM (Thursday only)4:30 PM5:00 PM
1:40 PM2:40 PM (Thursday only)5:50 PM6:20 PM

Please note: 1:20 PM trip overlaps Weidner Field event scheduled for Friday 4:00 PM
The round-trip tour is 3 hours and 10 minutes including 30-40 minutes observation and shopping at the summit.

NOTES: Two options for seating through website:

  • Standard Seating
    Seats first available – no guarantee your party will sit together. $53 (adult 13+) $43 (child 12 & under)
  • Reserved Seating
    Choose seats for guaranteed seating. $63 (adult 13+) $53 Child 12 & under)

CODE: FFFM is available September 14-18 HOWEVER, Provided transportation available ONLY September 15-16


UNITED STATES OLYMPIC & PARALYMPIC MUSEUM

This new museum is within walking distance of The Antlers Hotel. Explore galleries and exhibits, read stories of Team USA athletes, and participate in your own Olympic Trials!!

GO ONLINE AT usopm.org TO PURCHASE FFFM GROUP RATE TICKETS WITH CODE: MEMORIAL
Code is available for online pre-purchased tickets or for tickets at the front desk September 14-18:
$15.95 (adults 13+)
$9.95 (children 5-12)
Free (4 and under)

Be sure to enjoy a meal at the Flame Café and to visit the Museum Shop for Olympic Apparel and gifts.
Hours:
Sunday-Friday 10 AM – 5 PM (enter before 3:30 PM)
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM (enter before 4:30 PM)


OLD COLORADO CITY

Colorado Springs’ finest restaurants, art galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops in a setting of historical buildings. Make sure you stop in at the world famous MICHAEL GARMAN GALLERY to view fire fighter sculptures and to tour the incredible MAGIC TOWN.

Thursday, and Friday
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Most shops close between 5:30 – 6:00 PM.
Transportation continues if you would like to dine in Old Colorado City.

There will be a continuous loop to and from Old Colorado City.
The drop off/pick up site is the corner of Colorado and Colbrunn. (Michael Garman Gallery)


DOWNTOWN COLORADO SPRINGS

Great shopping, dining, and beautiful city park. Please see the Colorado Springs Visitor’s Guide for maps, shopping guides and restaurant guide.

downtowncs.com/iaff/

Thursday, and Friday
There will be a continuous loop to and from Downtown Colorado Springs.
The drop of/pick up site is The Antlers Hotel/Colorado & Tejon corner.

  • Please sign up for the Garden of the Gods excursion with personnel at the Family Registration table. The staff will set up transportation for Garden of the Gods.
  • Transportation is limited – please give as much notice as possible.
  • All departures and returns will be from The Antlers Hotel

Garden of the Gods Tour

Visitors Center

⚠️ stop here first
gardenofgods.com
1805 N. 30th Street

Geo-TrekkerTheatre: “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There? Come Fly the Geo-Trekker!”
Enjoy a 15-minute multi-media adventure. You haven’t seen the park until you’ve seen this show!!
Admission: $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children (5-12),  Free (under 5)
Show Times: Every 20 minutes ( :00 :20 :40 )

Free Maps: Pick up your free park Map at the information desk.

Gift Shops: There is a gift shop with unique one-of-a-kind gifts and Colorado souvenirs.

Beansprouts Café: Stop in for a quick treat.

Kissing Camels: For the best views of Kissing Camels, take your photos from the Visitors Center upper lookout deck.

Garden of the Gods Park

  • Enter park. At stop sign, see South Gateway Rock on left and North Gateway Rock on right. Turn right on Juniper Way Loop. Look left to see White Rock.
  • Watch for Big Horn Sheep north of the road along the ridge of the gray rocks.
  • Stop in the North Parking Lot for a great view of the Central Garden.

Tower of Babel – north of Kissing Camels

North Gateway Rock (w/Kissing Camels on top)

Walk the trail down to Sentinel Rock (Twin Spires), Three Graces, Signature Rock, Cathedral  Spires, Pulpit Rock

  • Turn left out of parking lot and continue to the Central Garden Overlook for a spectacular view of the Central Garden.
    Stop in 10 min. parking.This will be the best view of the Central Garden and a great photo opportunity.

Three Graces    Cathedral Spires    Pulpit Rock
Praying Hands (different view of Sentinel Spires)

  • Continue to next pullout on right.

Weeping Indian – grayish colored rock on face of red rock. The crevice under eye looks like tears.

Sleeping Giant – also looks like a bass fish

  • Travel right at intersection.

Scotsman on left. Also a picnic area. (the best view of the Scotsman is actually on the way back on this road)

  • Turn right at intersection and another right at Spring Canyon Trail (Siamese Twins Trail)

Siamese Twins – It is HIGHLY recommended that you take the ½ mile trail to view the Siamese Twins. Hike just to the east of them and look back through the keyhole in the rocks to see a breathtaking view of Pikes Peak. (You can’t see Siamese Twins from this road, but you will see the from another road.)

  • Turn right to travel to Balanced Rock and Steamboat Rock. Drive ahead to Toad and Toadstool Rocks.
  • Turn back around to back track to the Trading Post. The Trading Post is the oldest and the largest Trading Post in Colorado! It is also one of the largest American Indian and Southwest Art Galleries. Stop to view the gallery of historic photos of the Garden of the Gods. You won’t be able to resist looking at an exceptional collection of Native American Indian made jewelry!! Enjoy a snack at the Balanced Rock Café or some homemade fudge!
  • Turn right out of the Trading Post lot.
  • Just past the South Springs Canyon Picnic Area, look ahead to the north and to the left. As you approach the walking intersection you will see the only view of the Siamese Twins from the road. They look like Punch and Judy’s facial profiles!!
  • Stay to the right – then – Turn right at the intersection and pull into the first parking lot on the right.

Giant Footprint (west)          Keyhole Window (east)

  • Turn right at the intersection to High Point Overlook. Take in the splendor of Pikes Peak and Manitou Springs.
  • Backtrack and stay to the right. Just after the South Parking Lot you will see Gray Rock (Cathedral Rock).
  • Turn right on Gateway Road to exit the park.

HOPE YOU ENJOYED YOUR TOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT GARDEN OF THE GODS!!!!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

This high mountain zoo is named #3 Best Zoo in North America with an outstanding interactive giraffe compound and a new baby giraffe and a new baby hippo.

NOTE: Zoo tickets are timed and must be purchased in advance. No drop-offs allowed. BOOK NOW!

Go ONLINE to cmzoo.org to purchase timed tickets. Please go to the Welcome/Information/Transportation table in The Antlers Hotel Lobby upon arrival and reserve transportation to the zoo. Let the volunteer staff know that you have advanced timed tickets.

There are other wonderful attractions listed on the Visitor Center website visit.com.

The Wall

They’ve come from every walk of life,
they’ve come from every region.
We honor their heroic deeds,
on this black wall their names emblazon.
Each one, a different story tells
of bitter tragedy,
of courage-etched upon this wall,
lives given for community.
The world won’t long remember them
without this monument-
Our globe, awash in suffering,
where countless other lives are spent.
But in this honored, reverent place,
their memories brightly shine
On this green field beneath the Rockies,
thankful hearts a tribute find.
When men and women ask the question,
“What do firefighters risk for me?”
These names in granite answer back,
“We’ve purchased your security
with precious offering of our lives,
with families torn by grief,
with fervent sacrificial duty-
firm was our belief
that someone must defend the lives
and property of all-
this pledge so fully did we live
that now, we line this wall.”

– Unknown –