Manitou Springs

63°F
Current Population
4,926
Elevation Level
6357 ft

About Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs is a small but vibrant Colorado mountain town just six miles west of downtown Colorado Springs. It’s a popular place, particularly in the summer, as the downtown area features many small shops, restaurants, and bars, as well as a creekside city park with a children's playground. There are numerous natural mineral springs dotted throughout Historic Manitou Springs and are still available to the public. The native tribes considered the eruption of bubbles in the mineral water the breath of the Great Spirit “Manitou.” 

At the heart of Manitou Springs is the Manitou Incline, which stretches up Pikes Peak with an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. It is, perhaps, the most unique and challenging trail in the country, attracting runners, Olympic athletes, and cyclists from around the world. 

Explore Manitou Springs

Entertainment & Culture

​​​Experience events and festivals in Manitou Springs that you can't experience anywhere else in the state! Manitou Springs is known for its fun, independent, and quicky charm and this down never disappointments! Boutiques here are shops you can't find anywhere else so take your time and visit them all! 
 

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Popular Restaurants

The spirit of Manitou Springs can also be found in it's dining experiences. Enjoy live music and beautiful views while you eat delicious local cuisine. 

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Parks

Manitou Springs is probably best known for the Manitou Incline, a challenging hike that used to be cable tie cars. You'll legs will get the workout of their life with 2,000 feet of elevation in approximately one mile. When you drive into Manitou Springs, you can't miss the sight! 

Another equally difficult but different hiking challenge would be Barr Trail. A 12+ mile trail that takes you from Manitou Springs to the summit of Pikes Peak! 

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Homes for Sale in Manitou Springs

About the Community

Coronado High School

Summary
  • District Colorado Springs School District No. 11
  • Phone (719) 328-3600
  • Address 1590 W FILLMORE ST
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement Yes
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +10% to +15%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 1400
  • Student Teacher Ratio 20

Holmes Middle School

Summary
  • District Colorado Springs School District No. 11
  • Phone (719) 328-3800
  • Address 2455 MESA RD
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 650
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Howbert Elementary School

Summary
  • District Colorado Springs School District No. 11
  • Phone (719) 328-4200
  • Address 1023 N 31ST ST
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 260
  • Student Teacher Ratio 16

Manitou Springs Elementary School

Summary
  • District Manitou Springs School District No. 14
  • Phone (719) 685-2195
  • Address 110 PAWNEE AVE
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade PK - 05
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -1% to -5%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 460
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Manitou Springs High School

Summary
  • District Manitou Springs School District No. 14
  • Phone (719) 685-2074
  • Address 401 EL MONTE PL
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 09 - 12
  • Instructional Level High School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program Yes
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct No Change
  • Total Reported Enrollment 516
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Manitou Springs Middle School

Summary
  • District Manitou Springs School District No. 14
  • Phone (719) 685-2127
  • Address 415 EL MONTE PL
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade 06 - 08
  • Instructional Level Middle School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten No
  • Kindergarten No
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator No
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct -5% to -10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 350
  • Student Teacher Ratio 15

Ute Pass Elementary School

Summary
  • District Manitou Springs School District No. 14
  • Phone (719) 685-2227
  • Address 9230 CHIPITA PARK RD
  • County El Paso County
  • Grade PK - 06
  • Instructional Level Elementary School
Programs and Services Available
  • Pre-Kindergarten Yes
  • Kindergarten Yes
  • Magnet School No
  • Charter School No
  • The International Baccalureate No
  • Advanced Placement No
  • Before and After School Program No
  • Gifted and Talended Program Yes
  • Elementary School Indicator Yes
  • Middle School Indicator No
  • High School Indicator No
Enrollment and Attendance
  • Enrollment Change Pct +5% to +10%
  • Total Reported Enrollment 175
  • Student Teacher Ratio 12

Population, Weather and Economics

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Population

Population Details
  • Population 4,926
  • Population 5 Yr Projection 4,979
Households
  • Total Households 2,500
  • Households 5 Yr Projection 2,527
  • Average Size of Household 2.00
  • Households With Children 526

Climate & Weather

Summary
  • Annual Precip In 24.05
  • Avg Jan Low Temp 4.90
  • Avg Jul Low Temp 39.90
  • Avg Jan High Temp 32.10
  • Avg Jul High Temp 70.40
Indexes
  • Ozone Index 122
  • Air Pollution Index 111
  • Earthquake Index 47
  • Hail Index 376
  • Tornado Index 64
  • Wind Index 127

Economics

  • Housing Median Built Yr 1964
  • Maintenance and Insurance Cost 68
  • Health Care Cost 80
  • Transportation Cost 72