Special Events: Annual Great Fruitcake Toss, Carnivale & Gumbo Cook-off, Colorado Wine Festival, Pike Peak Ascent & Marathon, Commonwheel Arts Festival, Emma Crawford Memorial Coffin Races
Description: Located at the foot of Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs is a town rich in history. Many of the mineral springs, around which the town was founded, have been restored and run today. The water, cool and pleasant to drink, takes thousands of years to complete its journey from mountain sources to Manitou Springs and is totally free of industrial and atmospheric contamination. Discover them all through self and leader guided tours.
Stroll the recently redeveloped downtown district and enjoy the variety of art galleries, gift shops, clothing boutiques, and antique stores. From souvenirs to your own special treasures, you're sure to find a perfect reminder of your visit.
Manitou Springs may be small in size, but it is big in dining! We have everything from family style eateries and cafes to elegant 4 star restaurants. Whether you are seeking breakfast, lunch, or dinner, sweets, ice cream, pizza or pancakes, vegetarian or wild game, there is something to suit everyone's tastes.
The Pikes Peak Cog Railway and Barr Trail to the summit of Pikes Peak both originate here. Miramont Castle and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings & Museum give additional glimpses to the past. Cave of the Winds offers tours for different levels of adventure. Manitou Springs serves as a great "base camp" to reach all of the great attractions the Pikes Peak region has to offer.
Manitou Springs offers a variety of overnight accommodations to meet every style and budget. From affordable motels to modern cabins, luxurious bed & breakfasts to campgrounds and RV parks, let this be your "home base" as you explore all the region has to offer.
Whether you are planning an exciting outdoor adventure, a fun-filled family vacation, a living history tour or a relaxing getaway, Manitou Springs offers something for everyone.