Summer Tours 2018!

From Starsmore to the Mining Museum and from historic commercial districts of Manitou Springs and Old Colorado City to Chico Basin Ranch (on a Saturday!), the HPA is thrilled to present a diverse line up of fascinating historic places throughout the Pikes Peak region this summer.  Comfortable walking shoes, layers, rain gear and cameras are always recommended.  (A small flashlight is even recommended for later evening tours.)


August 2 at 6:30 PM – Walking and Sipping Tour of Downtown Manitou Springs

Address/ Parking:  Free parking is available with shuttle service at Manitou’s Memorial Park or try parking in the smaller lots downtown.  Metered street parking may also be available.  Meet at the Town Clock statue (triangular intersections of Manitou and Canon Avenues, next to St Andrews Church) for registration.  The larger group will be divided into smaller sizes for ease in listening and safety.

You will discover the lore and lure of one of the largest National Register districts in the West – Manitou Springs.  Your guides will interpret ten decades of architectural history and share the fascinating geology story of the karst aquifer, the reason the town exists.  Learn how heritage tourism and the creative arts launched the revitalization of this year-round community from the 1970s.  This fun walking and sipping tour includes (optional) taste testing from a few of the famous mineral springs.  Cups provided.

Tour Guide:  Roxanne Eflin, noted historic preservationist and current President of HPA

HPA Coordinator:  Al Rohr   Disabled Access:  Tour entails walking several city blocks, but all accessible

Restrooms:   Public restrooms at City Hall and in Soda Springs Park, near the Spa Building