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 at the Woodmoor Country Club or hitting the Santa Fe Trail where its possible to bike all the way through Colorado Springs without ever leaving the trail.

Come discover Monument—the kind of small town you just don’t find anymore.

Click here for more information about events in the historic downtown.

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