High Altitiude got you feeling down?
New to the Colorado Springs area? Nobody needs to tell you why Colorado Springs was voted one of the best places to live in the U.S. We have beautiful mountains, great scenery, bike paths, hiking trails, Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.
One thing we don’t have is pollution. Our air quality in Colorado Springs is top notch. We breath fresh clean air every day of the year. All of this comes at a small price, however. Colorado Springs is 6,500 feet above sea level. Our climate is dry and our altitude is high. You may have noticed some of the effects of this altitude.
Acute Mountain Sickness
Symptoms include mild to medium headaches, slight dizzyness, feeling tired, out of breath from climbing stairs or walking up a slight hill. These are all typical symptoms of acute mountain sickness or altitude sickness. It will take your body 4 – 6 weeks to acclimate to this altitude in Colorado Springs.