18 Best Things to Do in Manitou Springs This Weekend

At the base of Pikes Peak sits the quirky mountain town of Manitou Springs! And it’s right in our backyard in Colorado Springs.

Once you arrive in Manitou Springs, leave your car behind and enjoy this quirky town on foot, starting on Manitou Avenue.

Due to their various different mineral contents, doctors in the area used to prescribed these natural mineral waters to their patience for ailments.

1. Mineral Springs Walking Tour

The town sits in a canyon at the foot of the mountains making it an amazingly scenic place. It’s an awesome gateway to exploring nature and the rugged Rocky Mountains.

2. Garden of the Gods

This authentic replica archaeological site was shipped to Manitou Springs in the early 1900s.

3. Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum

This super steep hike ascends 2,000 feet in less than a mile. If you’re up for more than just a stroll around town, grab your hiking boots and get ready for an epic climb.

4. The Manitou Incline

Play hundreds of old arcade games at the Manitou Penny Arcade. This arcade features rides, prizes, new and old games, pinball, skeeball, pool, and air hockey.

5. Manitou Penny Arcade

The park is totally free and offers gorgeous views of large sandstone rock formations. You can explore architecture from exploration and mines years ago. 

6. Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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