Colorado Springs - Olympic City USA is the most populous city of El Paso County, Colorado, United States. It is located just east of the geographic center of the state and 61 miles (98 km) south of the Denver. At 6,035 feet (1839 meters), the city sits over one mile above sea level, though some areas of the city are significantly higher. Colorado Springs is situated near the base of one of the most famous American mountains, Pikes Peak, at the eastern edge of the southern Rocky Mountains.With an estimated population of 456,568 (2015), it is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 48th most populous city in the United States, while the Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated population of 674,471 (2015). The city covers 186.1 square miles. Colorado Springs consistenly receives high ranksings such as No. 1 Best Big City in "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine, #1 Outside Magazine'slist of America's Best Cities and #2 on U.S. News list of most desireable cities. View other awards Colorado Springs has received.