Area Information for Manitou Springs

Location: 6 miles West of downtown Colorado Springs with 3 exits off of Highway 24 West

Within the foothills of Pikes Peak, the storybook town of Manitou Springs offers a little bit of something for everyone. Enjoy year round attractions, events, nightlife, health & well being to complete your adventure in Manitou Springs.

Elevation: 6,500 ft
Population: 5,334
Square Miles: 3.3
Climate: Alpine Desert, Manitou Springs
Average Yearly Days of Sunshine: 247
Average Yearly Snowfall: 39″
Average Yearly Precipitation: 16.56″
Daily Newspaper: The Gazette
Weekly Newspaper: Pikes Peak Bulletin, Colorado Springs Independent
Mineral Drinking Springs: 8
Public Parks: 7
City Outdoor Event Venues: 3
City Indoor Event Venues: 1
Paid Parking Lots: 3
Free Parking Lots: 1
Street Parking: $1 an hour
Education: District 14
20+ Locally Owned Restaurants
15+ Hiking Trails in a 30-minute Vicinity

Distance from Manitou Springs:

Downtown Colorado Springs: 6 miles
Woodland Park: 14 miles
Canon City: 51 Miles
Cripple Creek: 40 miles
Cascade: 5 miles
Denver Airport: 85 miles
Colorado Springs Airport: 17 miles


Q: Does Manitou Springs have an airport nearby?
A: The Colorado Springs Airport is less than 30 minutes away from Manitou Springs.

Q: Is it affordable to fly into Colorado Springs?
A: It is comparable to the cost of a flight, car rental & gas from the Denver airport.

Q: Is Manitou Springs easy to get to by car?
A: We are located just 6 miles west of downtown Colorado Springs, and 74 miles from Denver on Interstate 25. Take Exit 141 off of Interstate 25 and follow Highway 24 West until you see the exit for Manitou Avenue, and you’re here!

Q: Are there a lot of things for my attendees to do before and after meetings?
A: Manitou Springs offers a wide variety of fun things to do, from shopping to sightseeing & nightlife. Many of our attractions are within a 15-minute vicinity.

Q: Does Manitou Springs have things to do regarding the arts & culture?
A: Manitou Springs is a city rich in history & culture we have a variety of fine art galleries, museums and local events in town.

Q: Is Manitou Springs comfortable in the winter?
A: While Manitou Springs does get snow in the wintertime, we average over 250 days of sunshine per year.

Q: Is Manitou Springs comfortable in the summer?
A: The average daily temperature in July is 85 degrees, which is typically our hottest month.

Q: Does Manitou Springs have options for dining and nightlife?
A: Manitou Springs offers many great restaurants that you won’t find anywhere else. All of our businesses are locally owned and operated, and a variety of cuisines, bars & pubs to bistros and bakeries.

Q: Is Manitou Springs an affordable destination?
A: Manitou has accommodations, shops, restaurants and attractions that will fit into any budget. There are plenty of things to do, and a variety of shops & restaurants that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for an upscale, romantic vacation or a destination of affordable fun for the whole family, Manitou Springs has it all.

Q: Are there good places to shop in Manitou Springs?
A: Manitou Springs offers a variety of shopping options, from art to jewelry, to trendy clothing and unique gifts that you’ll only find in Manitou.

Q: Does Manitou Springs offer many outdoor activities?
A: Manitou Springs offers every outdoor activity you could want, from bike riding to hiking, fishing and many more. We have over 15 hiking trails within a 15-minute vicinity, and Manitou Springs is home to the famous Pikes Peak Incline, which is a 1-mile hike that gains over 2,000 feet in elevation if you’re looking for a challenge!

Area Information for Manitou Springs

For all your questions concerning Manitou Springs, The Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce is here to help. Located at 354 Manitou Avenue in Manitou Springs, Colorado.