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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce
354 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
719-685-5089 or 1-800-642-2567
Fax: 719-685-0355
Web site: www.manitousprings.org
Email: manitou@pikes-peak.com

Manitou Springs - Visit us and discover why the Native Americans considered Manitou Springs a place of healing.

Whether you are planning an exciting outdoor adventure, a fun fill family vacation, a living history tour, or a relaxing getaway, Manitou Springs offers something for everyone.

The history of Manitou Springs is forever linked to the springs around which it was founded. We offer both self and leader guided tours of the natural mineral springs that were a place of peace for the Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, and Kiowa Indians. Here, anyone could relieve their physical ailments without worry of defending themselves. Rainwater and snowmelt from Pikes Peak and surrounding mountains soak into rock fractures. As the water penetrates to great depth, it becomes mineralized. The water flows up from the Ute Pass fault zone and into cavernous limestone where it becomes carbonated. Because the water takes thousands of years to complete its jouney from mountain sources to the Manitou springs, it is totally free of industrial and atmospheric contamination. Unlike most other mineralized springs, these waters are cool and pleasant to drink. Today, nine springs have been restored. Residents and visitors alike can be seen filling water jugs for drinking or making lemonade.

We truly are nestled at the foot of Pikes Peak. The Cog Railway begins in Manitou Springs. For the more avid hiker, Barr Trail to the summit of Pikes Peak also begins here. Garden of the Gods, a beautiful park, has hiking trails and walking paths for the not so adventurous. Hiking maps of the region are available at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

For the touring visitor there are over 30 natural and man-made attractions awaiting you, with most attractions within a 20 minute drive. Museums to train rides, touring a cave to white water rafting, the level of adventure is yours to choose!

From campgrounds to cottages, lodges to luxury hotels, Manitou Springs offers overnight lodging that can be your "base camp". With over 800 rooms, lodging ranges from affordable motels, to modern cabins, to luxurious bed & breakfast properties. There is something to fit every taste and budget.

Manitou Springs may be small in size, but it's big in dining! If the sweet tooth begs, our bakeries, sweet shops and ice cream stores are ready to serve you. Whether you're craving pizza or pancakes, a buffalo burger and salad, or elegant gourmet dinner, your appetite will be satisfied by any one of Manitou Springs' many restaurants and cafes.

If shopping is your pleasure, the streets of Manitou Springs are lined with art galleries, gift shops, clothing boutiques, and antique stores. Whether souvenir shopping or adding to your own treasures, you're sure to find the perfect reminder of your visit to Manitou Springs.

While we offer special events throughout the year, every day in Manitou Springs is special. Check our website for additional information and a list of our special events.


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