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Escape to Manitou Springs
Featured events & happenings
Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa
Join Kiwanis at City Hall from 8am to 10am for Breakfast with Santa! We will have Santa and other activities for kids of all ages. Suggested donations to help keep this event going each year is $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under, and kids 3 and under eat for free.
Salvation Army Christmas Dinner
Come down to the Manitou Springs City Hall and enjoy a community Christmas Dinner from 10am – 2pm.
Manitou Springs Christmas Parade
This year Manitou Springs will be the host to the regions Christmas Community Event: “The Manitou Christmas Parade.” Our Theme is “Light up the night!” So bring your brightest light-up ugly sweater and get ready to sing some Christmas Carols at The Manitou Christmas Parade, a night time spectacular on Saturday evening beginning at 6:00 pm!
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.