Manitou Springs is an ideal home base for a family vacation or just a day at the park.  You should consider your level of “play.”  Located at the foot of Pikes Peak, minutes away from Colorado Springs, visitors have access to hundreds of outdoor recreation activities, unique and eclectic shops , award-winning restaurants , art galleries and local artists, and world-famous attractions.   Make this your outdoor “play” ground.  With eclectic architecture, history and clear mountain air as the backdrop, have fun at any age.

Whether you’re seeking the majestic views seen from The Cog Railroad as it climbs the impossible grades of Pikes Peak, the thrill of spelunking the massive underground caverns of The Cave of the Winds , or witnessing history frozen in time at The Manitou Cliff Dwellings , adventures and priceless memories await you in Manitou Springs!

There is no shortage of activities or places to see in Manitou Springs. Come visit us today!

Ziplines

Manitou Springs offers Zipline tours at the base of Pikes Peak with tours to fit every thrill seeker.

Gem & Gold Panning

Manitou Springs has gem and gold panning fun for your family! And best of all, you keep what you find!

Fishing

Manitou Springs is nearby to some of the most notable fishing locations in Colorado. Check out all the great spots!

History

Manitou Springs’ rich history is tied to the local springs, mining, and the old west. Check out our historic hospitality.

River Rafting

Manitou Springs is centrally located to some of the best white water river rafting in Colorado. Check out our host of river guides.

Swimming

Manitou Springs offers lakes, ponds, and rivers for those that like the refreshing cool water. We also have also warmer indoor pools!

Bicycling

Manitou Springs offers great bicycling trails, from paved pathways to more challenging trails for experienced mountain bikers.

Horseback Riding

Manitou Springs is the perfect mountain community in Colorado to enjoy horseback riding. Check out our ranches/stables!

Hiking & Trail Maps

At the foot of Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs features hiking trails with varying levels of difficulty for you to enjoy.

Theaters

Pair your dinner with a full evening out at the theater with an array of live musicals, comedies, and drama acts. 

Railways & Trains

Manitou Springs has a long history in railroading. We offer scenic train rides to experience the “living West”.

Museums

Manitou Springs features national historic landmarks, cliff dwellings, and many more museums found throughout the region.

Mineral Springs

Manitou Springs developed around the mineral springs, becoming a destination resort for people desiring a health vacation. 

Pikes Peak Attractions

The Cog Railroad, Cave of the Winds, cliff dwellings, and a climb to the summit are just some adventures Pikes Peak offers!