Summer 2016 Tour #3

The Springs of Manitou Springs
July 21st at 6:30 pm

ADDRESS: The tour will begin at 7 Minute  Spring Park, which is across the street from Memorial Park and SunWater Spa at 514 El Paso Boulevard.

PARKING: There is free parking  all around the park and a free City parking lot behind the former Tajine Alami building on Old Man’s Trail.

TOUR GUIDES: Deborah Harrison,  Local Historian  and Vice  President  of the Mineral Springs Foundation  of Manitou Springs. Deborah has spent almost 20 years researching, writing about, and speaking on Manitou history.



The Springs at Manitou Springs

The walking tour will start and end at 7 Minute spring and amphitheater. The group will proceed to Manitou Ave. then walk west to Mansions, Wheeler, and Stratton springs, before turning  back east to take in Cheyenne, Manitou  Soda, Navajo, and Shoshone springs, then return to 7 Minute. Brochures with maps will be provided  as well as free cups for those wishing to taste the mineral waters.

Handicap Accessibility:  All  springs  are  on city streets and  park areas except  Shoshone,  but this  sunken  park has  a wheelchair ramp. Manitou Springs rises in elevation from one end of town to the other, so this tour will require walking slightly uphill for half the time. Walking shoes are highly recommended.

Restrooms: There are public restrooms at City Hall, near the beginning of the tour.



COST: Free to HPA Members
Non-Members $15

If you have questions about this tour, contact:
Sherry L. Neese, Program Chair
Tel: (Evenings)719.638.0166, (Cell) 719.648.4377


This project is partially funded by a State Historic Fund grant awarded from the Colorado Historical Society.