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Manitou Springs

El Paso County,

Colorado

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At the Foot of Pike's Peak


The Colorado state capital is Denver.


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Zip Codes

80829

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Manitou Springs is approximately 5,072 (2006), 4992 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,654 (2000), 2504 (2010).

The amount of land area in Manitou Springs is 7.858 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Manitou Springs is 3.03 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Manitou Springs to Washington DC is 1582 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 62 miles. (as the crow flies)
Manitou Springs is positioned 38.85 degrees north of the equator and 104.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Manitou Springs elevation is 14,100 (Pike's Peak) 6,412 feet above sea level.
Manitou Springs per capita income is $24,492 (2000).
Manitou Springs median income is $43,900 (2005).

The Manitou Springs median home price is $227,900 (2005).

Manitou Springs miscellany.

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Location

Manitou Springs location: 65 miles south of Denver and about four miles west of Colorado Springs. Other nearby communities include Pikes Peak, Cascade-Chipita Park, Cheyenne Mountain, Green Mountain Falls, Air Force Academy, Stratmoor and Fort Carson.

Here is a map page for the area.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Manitou Springs is mild with low humidity. The coldest months are usually January and February with July being the hottest most years. Chinook winds help warm up winter and spring temperatures as well as melt the snow. Be ready for rapid changes in weather. Even summer months may require a sweater.
Manitou Springs average annual snowfall is inches per year.
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Manitou Springs history:

Manitou Springs history is linked to the natural springs in and around the city. Aquifers are deep underground with high concentrations of minerals. The carbonic acid in the water is what creates the famous bubbles that makes Manitou Springs unique. The early French missionaries called it the Boiling Fountain because of the carbonation effect. With the 1803 Louisiana Purchase came exploration of the area. Many explorers came and all told of the benefits of the local mineral water. Soon many came to seek healing in the springs. For hundreds of years, the native americans here all partook of the natural springs. Unfortunately, the gold fever brought many new people who inevitably clashed with the tribes. Ultimately, the natives were moved to various reservations. In 1868, William Jackson Palmer was the first to capitalize on the mineral springs. After Colorado Springs was founded, La Font (the fountain) was begun by John Blair, a landscape designer. One of his friends then suggested the name of Manitou from Hiawatha by Longfellow. The name was indeed changed and the first establishment, the Manitou House, was opened in 1872. Over the years, the economy of the area flucuated up and down, but generally was a popular health resort with a number of famous visitors including US Presidents, McKinley, Roosevelt and US Grant.

Some of the information above is from this history page for Manitou Springs. Click on the link to learn much more along with good historical pictures.
The incorporation date of Manitou Springs: 25 January 1888

Attractions

Manitou Springs attractions:

To visit Manitou Springs is like a step back in time. The downtown area looks like an old Victorian district. There are many gift shops and eating establishments here. Trolleys and even horse drawn carriages are abundant. In the summertime, street musicians are seen playing all types of music for your enjoyment. Parks and picnic areas are everywhere. Not only this, you'll be dealing with the friendliest people anywhere.
For more information about Manitou Springs, Colorado, please call: 1-800-642-2567

Pikes Peak Cog Railway
P.O. Box 351
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: (719) 685-5401 for depot
Email: info@cograilway.com
A three hour, ten minute round trip on this train takes you to the top of Pikes Peak at 14,110 feet! Please call ahead for information and departures. Reservations are strongly recommended!

Cave of the Winds
A Geo Venture
P.O. Box 826
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Phone: 719-685-5444
Several tours are available as well as many other adventures including weddings and special events. Make reservations ahead of your visit so you won't be disappointed if the tours are filled up.

Cliff Dwellings Museum
P.O. Box 272
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
Phone: 719-685-5242
Toll-free: 800-354-9971
Authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings, built more than 700 years ago.

Miramont Castle
42 historic rooms to visit as well as Victorian gardens, tea room, gift shop and more. Tours are available.
9 Capitol Hill Ave
Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829
Phone: 719-685-1011

Rock Ledge Ranch
An educational living history farm and museum
Phone: 719-385-6546

See some great pictures of Manitou Springs.

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