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Sitting at an elevation of nearly 8,500 feet above sea level, Woodland Park, Colorado, lies about 20 miles northwest of Colorado Springs in the central region of the state. The city lies within the boundaries of Teller County completely, and is the county's most populated town, with around 7,500 residents. Woodland Park is often referred to by its local nickname, "The City Above the Clouds," thus given because of its high location.

The town is surrounded by the Pike National Forest, and its median household income is around $52,000. More than 300 days of sunshine grace the area annually, with mild summers and cold winters. The city was incorporated in 1891, after it had already been established as a resort area and business hub for the region. Its largest industry was milling, with logs cut and sold to provide resources for the railroad lines and the gold mines of those days.

The town is full of recreational opportunities, with a paved path that leads travelers from the town to Manitou Lake, an area where residents can relax and go fishing, eight miles away. Around 25 acres of park space are available to residents, including such areas as Memorial Park, Meadow Wood Park, Bergstrom Park and the Lion's Park. There are a few museums and community centers in the town: the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, a museum devoted to dinosaurs and fossils; the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, which is home to rescued wolves and foxes; the Ute Pass Cultural Center; and the nearby Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

The town celebrates such annual events as the "Star Studded Christmas Parade," the annual Woodland Bike Rally, the Mountain Arts Festival and Vino & Notes, a wine, food and jazz festival. For skiers, Woodland Park is less than two hours from such world-famous ski resorts as Vail and Breckenridge. Students in grade school living here are served by the Woodland Park School District RE-2, with three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.

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