chock-full of charm
Escape to Manitou Springs
Featured events & happenings
Emma Crawford Coffin Races
In 1995, the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce started the first coffin races in the nation, in memory of a beloved member of Manitou Springs. In the years since, the races have grown into an often-copied-but-never-equaled Manitou Springs tradition. For more information, click here.
Once upon a time a potter joined the Business of Art Center (now the Manitou Art Center) fresh out of college… From an offhand remark to the director– “wouldn’t it be cool to hold a pottery olympics”– Clayfest was born. Our Potters’ games hadn’t been seen in 16 years and we that changed last year with a triumphant return. This year’s ‘fest will happen on Saturday September 23rd. Prizes will be given AND FUN WILL BE HAD…
A Sanctuary of Wellness
Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with mineral soaking at SunWater Spa, yoga in the park and so much more. Follow our Guide to Health & Wellness in Manitou Springs. Learn more
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-tripper’s 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.