Quietly nestled between the red rocks of Garden of the Gods Park and majestic Pikes Peak, lies the unique town of Manitou Springs. "Manitou," a Native American word for "spirit," describes this beautiful mountain community. There are nine mineral springs throughout the small town that are fed by the snows of Pikes Peak. Long ago, natives considered Manitou Springs a sacred area.
Manitou Springs is just a short drive from Colorado Springs. However, the small town offers many of the conveniences of a larger city. In fact, Manitou Springs offers a variety of dining choices (from world-class establishments to favorite neighborhood eateries frequented by locals). Visitors also have their choice of quality accommodations when they come to Manitou Springs. There are quaint bed and breakfasts, an historic hotel, and a variety of classic motels, motor inns and cabins or campgrounds. Housing opportunities are certainly varied from hillside bungalows to opulent estates.
Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau