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Dates: 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Manitou Springs, CO
Event Name:
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106706 2017/Y0353
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5KM/10KM - 2A
Description: Daily, Dawn to Dusk. Altitude 6,412 ft. Large wheel strollers can complete the trail. Wheelchairs not recommended. Pets must be leashed. Ask the desk personnel for the "WALK BOX."
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: Magnuson Grand Pikes Peak
Start Point / Driving Directions: 45 Manitou Avenue. From I-25, exit 141 (Hwy 24 W), proceed W (left) 1.3 miles. Exit US 24 at "Highway 24 Business Rt, Manitou" . at the traffic light at the foot of the ramp, turn left (east) on Manitou Avenue and drive .3 miles to the Comfort Inn on your right, just past the traffic light at Beckers Lane.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Rated 2A because of some hills and altitude of 6,412 ft. Trail is along city streets. Bring your walking sticks and enjoy walking through Manitou's historical downtown and residential area on streets and sidewalks. You will have many beautiful vantage points of Manitou Springs and opportunities to window shop the artistically unique retail stores along Manitou Avenue. The trail is rated a 2A, because of some hills and the altitude (6,412 ft). Restrooms are available at the start/finish. Manitou Springs has an European historic style, with several castle structures. At one point, you can see Red Stone Castle high on a hill overlooking the city; it is now a bed and breakfast. Area attractions include: Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Miramont Castle, Cave of the Winds, and the Cliff Dwellings. If you are traveling in the area, we recommend this Comfort Inn as a convenient and comfortable place to stay while you enjoy our other walks and the many attractions of the Pike's Peak region. For reservations call (800) 289-5455. There are numerous bed and breakfasts, motels, and campgrounds are available for your overnight stay. Expired 2016 Special Programs: Honoring Our Flag. County: El Paso
Host Club: Falcon Wanderers
Contact: Russ & Flo Becthold (719) 667-5662
Website: www.falconwanderers.org
E-Mail Contact: russbe@earthlink.net