7 Minute Spring
Seven Minute Spring was drilled to enhance the park of a large hotel at the site in 1909. Carbonation caused it to erupt at 7 minute intervals. It was redrilled in the 1990s and the surrounding park was developed.
Cheyenne Spring is a natural, sweet soda spring, from limestone aquifers a mile deep and belived to be 20,000 years old.
Iron Spring Geyser
Iron Spring Geyser is a drilled spring prescribed by early physicians for iron deficiencies. It was on the daily walk for 1800s health-seekers.
Navajo Spring is located beneath the present popcorn and candy store. Navajo Spring, a natural soda spring, attracted the Indians and settlers, which led to the establishment of Manitou Springs. Its water supplied a large bath house (spa) and a bottling plant. This Manitou Water was famous across the nation.
Shoshone Spring, a natural spring with some sulphur, was highly recommended by physicians for its curative uses, before modern medicines.
Stratton Spring was drilled by the Stratton Foundation as a service to the town, where popular pedestrian and traffic routes follow earlier Native American trails.
Twin Spring, originally two drilled springs now merged into one flow, is sought for its sweet taste, calcium and potassium content.
Wheeler Spring, a drilled soda spring, was donated to the city by the family of Jerome Wheeler, of the New York Macy's, residing in Manitou Springs and involved in banking, mining and railroads locally and in Aspen. His home, Windemere, was located at the site of the present day post office.
Make sure to stop at the Manitou Springs Visitor Center to pick up your free Mineral Springs brochure/map, detailed content chart and sampling cup. Here is the mineral springs walking map provided by www.manitoumineralsprings.org.
Manitou Springs Visitor Center
354 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829