Introduction to Fountain, Colorado
Fountain, Colorado, in El Paso county, is 12 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Colorado Springs metropolitan area. Fountain contains a population of approximately 15,197.
Fountain was established in 1859. It is the oldest El Paso County town. After its establishment, it developed into an agricultural hub. Crops and cattle were transported by railroad to and from Fountain. One of the most significant events in Fountain’s history was a train collision in 1888. The event is referred to as The ‘Blast’ and happened when a freight train carrying many tons of explosives collided with a passenger train. The resulting explosion could be heard from several miles away and created a fifteen deep and forty feet wide crater, killing many people.
Fountain and nearby Attractions
- Fountain Creek Regional Park
- Appletree Golf Club
- KOA Campground
- Pikes Peak
- Big Johnson Reservoir
- John Metcalf Park
Things To Do In Fountain
The city of Fountain has several parks which are frequented by residents and visitor. These have amenities for a variety of recreational activities ranging from picnic areas and play grounds to sports fields. The nearby golf course provides opportunities for golf enthusiasts. There are also a number of reservoirs and lakes nearby which are suitable for several types of aquatic activities.
Denver International is the nearest major airport.
Fountain Higher Education
Pikes Peak Community College, the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado offer higher educational opportunities.