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Just south of Colorado's capital, Colorado Springs sits quietly right off the highway and right against the mountains. Here, cadets learn to fly, socialites gather on greens, the eager scale 8,000 feet to Pikes Peak and spelunkers crawl through caverns. Olympians train here in hopes of one day standing on a podium in victory. Festivals here revolve around music, local brews and great food. Smoked BBQ, a cold IPA, good tunes and a backdrop of green-draped mountains never sounds bad.