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Escape to Manitou Springs
Featured events & happenings
1 year to celebrate 150!
With one year to celebrate our 150 year history, there is so much to do we can’t fathom creating any more lengthy an introduction to take your time away from getting busy with all of these fantastic events taking place this year!
Emma Crawford Coffin Races T-Shirt Design Winner
Congratulations to Jack Rodè on winning first place in our t-shirt design contest!
Indigenous Peoples' Weekend
A celebration all weekend long featuring special guest speakers from Indigenous Peoples of the Southern Ute, Ute Mountain, and Uintah Ouray Ute Tribes, a re-dedication of the Historic Ute Trail in Manitou Springs, ‘Food From the Earth’ potluck featuring Seven-Minute Stew, and more throughout this amazing event!
Ghost Stories of Old Manitou
The Manitou Springs Heritage Center, along with our friends at THEATREdART, provide these evening tours that are thoughtfully scripted and brilliantly presented to provide a fun, family experience.
A Sanctuary of Wellness
There's something in the water
Maybe it’s the mountain air, or the natural mineral springs. It might be the open-air dining or that feeling of being nestled just at the foot of Pikes Peak. Whatever it is, we know that nature rejuvenates us, now more than ever.
For centuries people have been making trips here to taste the magic and mystery of Manitou’s healing waters. Come and experience the magic for yourself—we dare you.
Get out. Stay in.
Manitou is the perfect place to spread out in the great outdoors, then find a cozy spot to settle in with your friends or family. In fact, Goldilocks would love Manitou Springs: not too big and not too small—just right.
Far from ordinary
All roads lead to adventure
Nestled between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, historic Manitou Springs is centrally-located to the unique attractions of the Pikes Peak Region.
A road-trippers paradise, Manitou sits just below Highway 24. Head east and you’re to the interstate in under 15 minutes. Head west and you’re entering the gateway to the Rocky Mountains.
Where in the world is Manitou?
Garden of the Gods
.5 miles away
Make sure you don’t miss Balanced Rock and Kissing Camels during your walk through the garden.
Pikes Peak Highway
6 miles away
Hike it, drive it, bike it, bus it. No matter how you see Pikes Peak—it’s sure to take your breath away.
Paths & Trails
Out your back door
Red Mountain and the (in)famous Manitou Incline are sure to get your heart pounding!
Gold Belt Tour Scenic Byway
60 miles round-trip
You just haven’t seen gold until you’ve seen the aspens along this scenic byway.
Stay and play like a local
If you want to enjoy our lovely town to the fullest—kick-off your shoes and stay awhile. In order to live like a local, you should spend a few days in town to really get that Manitou vibe. There’s so much to experience right outside your front door.