Not just another mountain town
There's something in the water
It’s lithium…magnesium and potassium. For centuries people have been making trips here to taste the magic and mystery of the healing waters. American Natives considered the land around the water sacred and the natural carbonation in the water the “breath of the Great Spirit, Manitou.” It is said many tribes from different areas put down their weapons in hopes of gaining health and wellness.
Get to know Manitou
Manitou is the perfect place to slow your pace to a stroll. Explore our walkable downtown and sip from the cold-water effervescent mineral springs that made this mountain town famous.
Far from ordinary
Close 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. Stay in our friendly mountain town and you are near to all the fun stuff the Pikes Peak Region has to offer.
6.5 miles to Colorado Springs
17 miles to COS Airport
75 miles to Denver
Stage a trip up Pikes Peak
We stopped in Manitou Springs by chance. My wife enjoyed walking through the downtown shops. I liked the late 1800s buildings. The downtown has cold-water springs that flow with the water that named the town. I had plastic water bottles that I filled from each. Delicious water! Some were naturally carbonated. The area has multiple attractions only minutes away. Manitou Springs is a good place to stage a trip up Pike's Peak.
Free shuttle circles downtown
We found Manitou Spring, an eclectic mix of ice cream shops, candy shops, gift shops, and restaurants. A picturesque backdrop of mountains frames this friendly town. An arcade is nestled in the heart of all the activities and everything is within walking distance. The only concern would be finding parking though there is a free shuttle that circles the town and is easily accessible. If visiting the Colorado Springs area, this is must see of this historic area for an afternoon or weekend.
What a fun little historic town!
Everything you need is walking distance. Lots of fun restaurants, ice cream shops, sports pubs and even a vintage arcade section.
Come on, stay awhile
If you want to enjoy our lovely town to the fullest, you’ll want to kick-off your shoes and stay awhile. In order to live like a local, you have to spend a few days in town to absorb that Manitou vibe. There’s so much to experience right out of your front door. If it’s people watching, shopping or hiking, let us put you smack dab in the center of it all!