• Historic Manitou SpringsIn and around the Pikes Peak region for the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Manitou Springs.

    Historic Manitou Springs

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Not Your Average
Mountain Town

Manitou Springs is pretty big on charm and adventure for such a small place. All the best the great outdoors has to offer, with a little bit of art, history and fun on the side. Beautiful parks, more than one million acres of the Pike National Forest, the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods, even magical healing mineral waters. And the perfect pace to slow down and take it all in.

A family walking through Historic Manitou Springs


The town’s name, Manitou, comes from the Algonquian word meaning “great spirits” and you should definitely take some time to enjoy the great spirit of our hometown. Discover one-of-a-kind sculptures and murals and art-filled galleries and streets in the town’s designated Creative District, take a walk through history at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center or head to one of the town’s many beautiful parks and enjoy our famous Colorado weather.

Bryan Test

Garden of the Gods

Otherworldly, extraordinary, a true geological wonder. At this registered National Natural Landmark, you’ll find sandstone rock formations that tower up to 300 feet above you and dramatic views all around, with rock climbing, bike tours, nature walks, 21 miles of trails to explore and more. It’s also home to a world-class Visitor & Nature Center and Museum, so be sure to add a visit inside to your travel checklist.