Enjoy a unique tour of Manitou Springs, where you won't just window shop, you’ll experience the heartbeat of this town through absorbing the science of the natural springs, discovering the rich history, and meeting local store owners! We will start our tour at 7-minute Springs near memorial park where we will learn about the springs rich history and experience the water that has attracted health seekers from all over the world. Next, we will explore a mountain stream and learn the fascinating local geography of the town. We will then walk a few blocks to downtown Manitou Springs and stop in local shops and boutiques to enjoy the art community as well as sample food and drinks along the way. Next, we will learn more of the towns unique history including the famous Penny Arcade, historic Cliff House Hotel, and (of course!) sample more natural springs! Bring your appetites, cameras, and walking shoes for this unique experience!
Elise And Austin
I have a Masters Degree in Natural Resource Management, great connections with local store owners, and a passion for hosting people. During our time together, you will discover the science behind the famous natural springs, learn the history of the region, sample local cuisine, and witness the vibrant art scene of Manitou Springs. I am committed to you having a fantastic, worry free tour and leaving with having experienced the heartbeat of this unique mountain town.
A sample of fudge or related item will be included
I will provide a glass to sample the famous mineral springs
I will provide umbrellas if needed
Seven Minute Springs, learn and taste (if your brave enough!) the famous natural spring Fountain Creek, we will explore this mountain stream originating at Pikes Peak Barefoot Jewelry, not your average rock shop Radiantly Raw, a delicious organic chocolate shop The Cliff House, the oldest hotel in Colorado Penny Arcade, the only Penny Arcade in Colorado Phantom Canyon Brewery Company, One of Colorado's famous brewery
Total Hike will be 2 miles Please bring walking shoes (tennis shoes or sandals) Please inform me of any food allergies Dress weather appropriately and make sure to bring a jacket just in case