Whether you're just visiting Manitou Springs for the day or you plan to make it the basecamp for your Colorado vacation, you'll find no shortage of things to do in the area. From the historic downtown to cliff dwellings and numerous museums, the history of the region will come alive.
Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the local hiking, biking, camping, and whitewater rafting while families will enjoy visiting the zoos and wildlife centers nearby, driving over the Royal Gorge Bridge and exploring the Cave of the Winds.
Located between Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs combines an artsy community with centuries of history in addition to plenty of attractions and activities. The town is naved for the dozen mineral hot springs located throughout the town - Manitou means "great spirit" in Algonquin, the language of the Native Americans who originally inhabited the region.