The Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi 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 Anasazi. This preserve was first open to the public in 1907 and represents some of the finest architecture of the Anasazi Culture throughout Colorado and New Mexico.
Below the Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings is a three-story Pueblo-style building that was built in the style of the descendants of the Anasazi. 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 Anasazi 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.
- AARP/Senior Discount
- Admission Fee
- American Express
- Family/Kid Friendly
- Free Parking
- Gift Shop
- Group Discount
- Group Friendly
- Pets Must Be On Leash