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Manitou Springs
Note: Parts of the following are
reproduced with permission by
Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.


   Hidden between the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, America’s most famous mountain, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. "Manitou," a Native American word for "spirit," describes this beautiful mountain community. Nine named mineral springs throughout town are fed by the snows of Pikes Peak. Long before white men traveled here, the Ute, Cheyenne, and many other natives considered this area sacred.

   Besides being home to several world-class, nationally famous historic restaurants, as well as many favorite neighborhood eateries, Manitou Springs has a wide selection of quality accommodations: a historic hotel, many unique Victorian bed and breakfasts, classic motels, cozy unique motels, quality motor inns, cabins by Fountain Creek, and secluded wooded campgrounds.

  What makes Manitou Springs the most complete Colorado experience is the attractions!

   The Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway will take you to the top of Pikes Peak, elevation 14,110. At the Cave of the Winds, you will descend into the colorful depths of Colorado. Miramont Castle and the Cliff Dwellings Museum will take you back in time. The Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama and the Flying "W" Ranch Chuck Wagon Cowboy Show will tickle your funny bone and delight your senses. The Garden of the Gods and Helen Hunt Waterfalls will lift your spirit. Families have all of this to enjoy and more! The North Pole & Santa’s Workshop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and the Air Force Academy, are all a short drive away.

   Historic Manitou Springs is also famous for its “quirky” events such as the Great Fruitcake Toss, Emma Crawford Coffin Races & Parade, & our Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-off and Carnivale! Come visit our wonderful family events including Fourth of July Fireworks off of Red Mountain, Ice Cream Social and Pie Baking Contest, Mountain Music Festival, art and craft fairs, Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, Pikes Peak Ascent & Marathon and much more. (Click  Colorado Festivals  for more festivals statewide.)

   From the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center to horseback riding, jeep tours, and mountain biking – you will certainly enjoy your vacation to this “Unique Colorado Destination.”

   Visit our website

Thank you!

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
719-685-5089 or 1-800-642-2567

   Manitou Springs has bed and breakfasts, resorts, motels and cabins, RV parks and camping, vacation homes, shopping, clothes, jewelry, schools, photographers, home builders, sporting goods, museums and history, churches, antiques, home improvement, galleries, crafts, theatre, real estate, lenders, and restaurants.

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