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.
Signs and Cupolas
Barker House. Originally a luxury hotel, it’s now an apartment building.
Have you ever been to Manitou Springs? If so, what did you think? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
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[…] 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. […]