Located at the "north gate" of the Air Force Academy, this up and coming area offers breathtaking views of Pikes Peak and the mountain ranges. Flying Horse is the largest community inside of Northgate and is known for its luxurious homes. The Smith Creek Open Space offers 60 acres of wildlife and nature trails that are excellent for bird watching. Mulitple nearby country clubs give local golfers several courses to choose from. One of Colorado's most popular destinations for visitors is the Cadet Chapel at the US Air Force Academy and is just north of the city.