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US 24 / Ute Pass

US 24 - Ute Pass is the gateway to the natural wonders of Teller County and the Rocky Mountains. Used by Native Americans to get from the mountains to the plains, the US 24/Ute Pass corridor is now used by Colorado Springs residents and visitors to experience the Rocky Mountain wilderness and mountain lifestyle.

Manitou Springs City of Manitou Springs 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs 80829 685-5481 • www.manitouspringsgov.com Population: 5,657 (2018) • Income: $75,500 Median Home Value: $385,000 (2019) Manitou Springs is forever linked to the mineral springs around which it was founded. Its’ healing waters were used by the Ute, Arapahoe, Cheyenne and Kiowa Indians for centuries, and to them, was a sacred place of peace. As the frontier was explored and opened news about the healing waters also grew and eventually became one of the early draws for the start-up tourism industry of the Pikes Peak Region.

Old Colorado City (Historic District) Was once the town of Colorado City, but is now a neighborhood within Colorado Springs. The commercial district is on the National Register of Historic Places (1982). Founded during the 1859 Pikes Peak Gold Rush, Colorado City was both a supply hub and gold ore processing center for the mining industry, serving up to some 50 coal mines located in the Colorado Springs area. It was even the capital of the Colorado Territory for a short time. Today, Old Colorado City (OCC in local jargon) is a funky neighborhood west of Colorado Springs. It’s a popular tourist area you can easily make into a fulfilling day trip exploring souvenir shops or cutting-edge boutiques, eating at its many award winning restaurants or finding just the right painting, sculpture or yard art decoration at one of the local art galleries. And, OCC is home to some the most popular events of the Pikes Peak Region the three-day Territory Days street fair, the whimsical Alice in Wonderland-themed Mad Hatter Day, the Taste of OCC food and spirit tasting, Scarecrow Days, the Great Pumpkin Festival, food and wine tours – you get the idea. There’s always something to do in OCC.

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Today, Manitou Springs is a vibrant artisan community with wonderful art galleries, numerous restaurants that cater to a rainbow of cuisines and eclectic events that bring travelers to this unique historic town from all over the world. Manitou Springs is also home to some of the regions most popular attractions: Cave of the Winds, Miramont Castle and the Cliff Dwellings Museum. Nearby, the Garden of the Gods and Red Rocks Open Space offer miles of trails for your hiking and biking enjoyment. And, have you ever in your life been to a real “Coffin Race”? Well you can if you’re in Manitou Springs around Halloween when they do the Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival – a one of a kind event that should be on everyone’s “bucket list”! Manitou Springs is art, is music, is a special place to visit or stay. Sample the waters or sample its lifestyle – both are healing experiences.

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