The town of Monument is conveniently off of the I-25 corridor only a few miles north of Colorado Springs.
Long sunny days, first rate educational and community facilities, oodles of shopping and entertainment and lots to do and see are just of few of the great reasons to call Monument "Home."Nestled high on the Palmer Divide lies the quaint downtown district of historic Monument. Midway between downtown Colorado Springs and the South Denver Metro area, Monument was incorporated June 2, 1879 after many years of settlement by farming pioneers, mostly from Iowa.
With its excellent location, fabulous mountain views, numerous recreational opportunities, and historic downtown district where you’ll find locally-owned restaurants, galleries, spas and boutiques, Monument is the type of charming small town you just don’t find anymore.
Monument has that ideal Colorado setting sought by so many with Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains to the west and the heavily-treed Black Forest to the north and east. Summertime is packed full of local-flavor events including “Concerts in the Park” on Wednesdays and “Art Hop” on the third Thursday of the month.
With Pike National Forest located to the west, two regional parks within seven miles, five Colorado State Parks and dozens of top-notch golf courses within thirty miles, it becomes a challenge for outdoor enthusiasts to decide what to do with their leisure time—whether it’s mountain biking, hiking, eighteen holes or hitting the Santa Fe Trail where its possible to bike all the way through Colorado Springs without ever leaving the trail.
Monument Hill: Monument Hill or Black Forest Divide Pass is a 7,352 feet elevation mountain pass in the Palmer Divide in central Colorado in the United States.
Dirty Woman Creek Park: Monument’s largest park was developed in the 1980s and is called Dirty Woman Creek Park after a pioneer woman who lived in an unkempt shack along the creek. You can always find games of soccer, football, or baseball being played.
The US Air Force Academy: Just 5 minutes down the road is USAFA, where you can visit the Chapel, watch the Cadets march to lunch, or attend an AIR FORCE FALCONS FOOTBALL GAME!
Art Hop: Third Thursday of each month, May through September. The galleries, restaurants and boutiques of historic downtown Monument stay open until late for a celebration featuring art openings and other special events.
Concerts in the Park: Wednesdays in June and July at Limbach Park, 7:00–9:00pm. Bring your chairs and enjoy music, food and fun for the whole family!
Tri-Lakes Area Fourth of July Events: Monument's 4th of July Parade has become renowned in Colorado as the largest small town parade in the state, having up to 15,000 spectators each year in recent years, and over 100 floats and groups participating. It’s a great way to celebrate the birth of our nation!
Small Town Christmas: Saturdays in November and December. These magical days are full of holiday activities including visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus along with crafts and activities for children, open houses and other special events as the merchants of Historic Downtown Monument celebrate a Small Town Christmas.
Banner Christmas: Banner Christmas features original Christmas art banners, handpainted by renowned local artists. The banners are on display on lamp posts and throughout the town in the historic downtown of Monument. Unveiling is the week after Thanksgiving and they remain on display throughout the holiday season.