The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, cliff dwellings over 800 years old await you here. You are encouraged to explore the dwellings room by room using a self-guided tour. These fascinating architectural remnants are from an American Indian culture that roamed the Four Corners area of the Southwest from 1200 B.C. to 1300 A.D.
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings overlooks Manitou Springs, Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak. Wander leisurely through the preserve and explore the fascinating architecture of the Ancient Puebloan people. This preserve was first open to the public in 1907.
Below the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings is a three-story Pueblo-style building. The first six rooms of our Pueblo were built in 1904 and housed a family of local Native Americans until 1984. Since then, the Pueblo has been expanded faithfully in the architectural style of the Pueblo Indians and houses our museum and gift shop.
Open Seven Days a Week (Weather Permitting)
*Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas
- May, June, July, & August: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- March, April, September & October: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- November: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- December, January & February: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.