Colorado Springs has long held the international reputation of being one of the greatest health and pleasure resorts in the world. Already a renowned destination for people with pulmonary diseases, it was coined the “City of Sunshine” for its reputation as a dry climate perfect for treating tuberculosis patients. From the 1880s through the 1940s, tuberculosis treatment was the community’s major industry, and a chief destination for those with the disease is what is now known as Peregrine neighborhood
In 1907, a fraternal life insurance organization called the Modern Woodmen of America selected Colorado Springs as the site for a tuberculosis sanatorium to serve their large and growing membership.
Woodmen Sanatorium was the largest in the Pikes Peak region, serving more than 12,000 patients, over 39 years with a claim that 80% of its patients were either cured or greatly improved by the treatment.
Today, Peregrine is a quiet hillside neighborhood nestled in the Northwest corner of Colorado Springs just south of the Air Force Academy and east of Blodgett Peak Open Space.
A popular place for outdoor enthusiasts, Woodmen Valley Open Space offers a rare opportunity to experience Peregrine’s geological heritage with magnificent Hoodoos tens of thousands of years in the making still present today.