Place:Manitou Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States

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NameManitou Springs
Alt namesManitousource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS8026813
Villa La Fontsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS8026813
TypeCity
Coordinates38.857°N 104.91°W
Located inEl Paso, Colorado, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Crystal Valley Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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The city of Manitou Springs is a Home Rule Municipality located in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The town was founded for its scenic setting and natural mineral springs. The downtown area continues to be of interest to travelers, particularly in the summer, as the downtown area consists of many one-story, adjoining, small shops, restaurants, and pubs, as well as a creekside city park with a children's playground made from unusual materials. Among other services, shops cater to tourist interests such as clothing, candy, souvenirs, and outdoor recreation. The main road through the center of town was one of the direct paths to the base of Pikes Peak. Barr Trail, which winds its way up Pikes Peak, is easily accessible from town. The subdivision Crystal Hills was added to the municipality in the 1960s.

The population was 4,992 Manitounians at the 2010 census. Students are served by Manitou Springs School District 14 and Manitou Springs High School. History

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