Manitou Springs, Colorado 2010

Back in the summer of 2010, my friends and I rented a car and drove from Dallas to Colorado Springs. It was a long drive, (especially between Fort Worth and Amarillo), but it was well worth the trouble. While we were there we hiked up Mount Cutler and took the cog rail up to the top of Pike’s Peak. We even drove out to Royal Gorge and walked across an impressively scary bridge. Those were all amazing experiences, but as an urbanist, my favorite part of the trip was walking around Manitou Springs. This little town sits right at the base of Pike’s Peak, and while it’s a little touristy, it has some very cool views. Here are my favorite pictures from this trip.

Statue Clock

Statue Clock

I love this clock. Why don’t we build things like this anymore?

Signs and Cupolas

Manitou Springs Dome

Anywhere I go, I photograph domes and street signs, sometimes together.

Indian Sign

Cool old sign on a touristy gift shop.

Barker House

Barker House. Originally a luxury hotel, it’s now an apartment building.

Picturesque Creek

Creek in Manitou Springs

A creek in downtown Manitou Springs. I like the people hanging out in the plaza nearby.


Have you ever been to Manitou Springs? If so, what did you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Steve Lovelace

Steve Lovelace is a writer and graphic artist. After graduating Michigan State University in 2004, he taught Spanish in Samoa before moving to Dallas, Texas. He blogs regularly at

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  1. July 24, 2012

    […] July 2010, my friends and I drove from Dallas to Manitou Springs, Colorado. While we were there, we took the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway up to the top of […]

  2. April 24, 2013

    […] a beautiful July morning, my friends and I went for a hike. We drove from our hotel in Colorado Springs to a trail just outside of town. From there we hiked up a gentle mountain known as Mount Cutler. […]

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