Mainitou Springs visitor Information:
Hidden between Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak, America's most famous mountain, lies the magical town of Manitou Springs. "Manitou," a Native American word for "spirit," describes this beautiful mountain community. Eleven named mineral springs throughout town are fed by the snows of Pikes Peak. Long before white men traveled here, the Ute, Cheyenne and many other natives considered this area sacred.
Besides being home to several world class, nationally famous historic restaurants, as well as many favorite neighborhood eateries, Manitou Springs has a wide selection of quality accommodations: Lodging can be found in an historic hotel, many unique Victorian bed & breakfasts, classic and cozy unique motels, quality motor inns, top quality chains, cabins by Fountain Creek or nestled away off the beaten path, and secluded wooded campgrounds. And if it's the Arts that interest you, Manitou Springs is home to dozens of artisans and galleries.
Colorado Springs Visitor Information:
Welcome to Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the official travel source for Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak – your guide to Colorado lodging, dining, attractions, activities, arts & culture, entertainment and shopping. Colorado Springs, Colorado, is home to more than 50 exciting and unique attractions such as Pikes Peak , U.S. Olympic Training Center, Garden of the Gods Park, The Cog Railway, Royal Gorge Bridge, Cave
of the Winds, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Seven Falls, Flying W Ranch and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, outdoor recreation opportunities are everywhere you look. We have extensive parks and open spaces with trails that wind through magnificent rock formations and shady mountain forests – perfect for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Or tackle the rapids of the Arkansas on a river rafting tour that winds through the Royal Gorge. Try something different such as a guided bike ride down Pikes Peak or a hot air balloon ride up into the Colorado sky. Fishing, camping, golfing and rock climbing are also favorites in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region.
Colorado Springs is also known for its rich and diverse cultural activities. Learn about how the city was founded and how the Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush shaped our region at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Pikes Peak Heritage Center. Descend 1,000 feet into a gold mine or take an historic train ride in Cripple Creek or the Royal Gorge. Visit historic homes such as Glen Eyrie Castle, Miramont Castle and Briarhurst Manor. View classic and modern art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Smokebrush Gallery or explore your passion and interests at the Money Museum, Outlaws & Lawmen Museum, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Rock Ledge Historic Ranch, Rocky Mountain Motorcycle Museum or the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center.
These attractions, activities and historic locations await you in Colorado Springs, Colorado.