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Ackerman Overlook - I-25 Southbound - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rmikelyons
N 38° 58.442 W 104° 48.465
13S E 516653 N 4313912
Quick Description: Located along I-25 southbound (there is no northbound access) immediately before the Briargate Pkwy. exit.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2008 6:57:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM5C0E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 18

Long Description:
I approximate that 25 cars could park here, maybe more. It really all depends on how people park. Overnight parking is not available, and there are probably about 50 signs to let you know that. In summer you can see cadets parachuting, gliders flying around, and on a few occasions even various military aircraft practicing (to include The Thunderbirds). No matter when you visit, you'll be treated to gorgeous views of the Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, and the Front Range.

A memorial at the site reads:

Ackerman Overlook
[Engraved image of Ackerman]
Jasper D. Ackerman
Oct 22, 1896 - Jan 13, 1988
Soldier - Rancher - Banker
Great Supporter of the Air Force Academy

Known for his dynamic leadership, intuitive
knowledge, and heartwarming charity,
whose achievements reached heights
where falcons fly, but whose humility
remained firmly on the ground.
Describe - Highway or Road number: I-25 Southbound

Closest town or city: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Number of parking spots available: 25

Winter View: yes

Summer View: yes

Year around access ?: yes

Comfort station on site: no

Is a photo of an "Information Sign"included?: Yes

Name if a website describes this location.: Not listed

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