Kirsten Akens knows this city. She’s been a part of this community for 25 years, embedding herself in the culture of Colorado Springs and all it has to offer, from its food to its museums to its gorgeous great outdoors. Now, she’s collected all that knowledge for the rest of us, and put it out in a book.
— Colorado Springs Independent

100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs before you die

Available now, in local stores and online,
Reedy Press

The breathtaking views of Colorado Springs
from the summit of Pikes Peak inspired Katharine
Lee Bates’ unforgettable anthem, “America the
Beautiful.” The city embodies some of the best that
the West has to offer, and any visit to the region will
be full of such inspiring vistas. To maximize your
visit, 100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You
offers insider tips and itineraries for enjoying
the outdoor adventures, restaurants, shopping,
and entertainment in this stunning gem of a city.

Local and looking for my book? Currently available at these locations:

Barnes & Noble: Citadel Mall, 795 Citadel Drive East; Briargate, 1565 Briargate Pkwy. • Colorado College Bookstore, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou SpringsMay Natural History Museum ( Bug Museum), 710 Rock Creek Canyon Road Poor Richard’s Book Store, 320-324 1/2 N. Tejon StreetProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 Pro Rodeo DriveRock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 3105 Gateway RoadRoman Villa, 3005 N. Nevada Ave.Root Center for Yoga & Sacred Studies, 617 N. 17th St., #200The Spark, 2603 W. Colorado Ave. • Story Coffee Company, 120 E. Bijou St.Terra Verde, 208 N. Tejon St.The Vault, 814 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs •

If you’re a local vendor currently stocking my book and you’re not listed here, pop me a note. I’d love to add you!

Autographed copies will be available for purchase at the events listed below,
and through this website soon. Thank you for your interest.

Upcoming Author Appearances

Booksigning at the What If… Festival of Innovation and Imagination*
Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. to noon
Downtown Colorado Springs, West Info Booth near the Pikes Peak Center
Free & open to the public. Books for sale all day at both Info Booths.

Booksigning at the Peaks & Pasties “Harry Potter” Burlesque Show*
Friday, Oct. 25, doors at 8:30 p.m.
The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs
Show tickets available here.

*Featured in book.

ISBN: 9781681061962 • Publisher: Reedy Press, LLC • Publication Date: 5/1/2019
Pages: 160 • Dimensions: 5.5” (w) x 8.5” (h) • $16.00
For wholesale ordering, contact Mischelle Leahy at 314-677-8473 or

Fun. That’s the adjective I would use to describe the book “100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You Die.
— The Mountain Mail