Falcon Wanderers Volkssporting Club
P.O. Box 17162
Colorado Springs, CO 80935-7162

Manitou Springs Year-Round Photos   courtesy of Russ Bechtold
Special Programs: Walking the USA, A-Z
Walking with America's Veterans
Little Free Libraries
Rockin' Round the Clock
Mayflower
Distance:  6 & 11 Kilometers (3.7 / 6.8 miles) Walk
Rating:  2A
YRE:  Daily, January 1 through December 31
Start/Finish times:  Dawn to dusk
Starting point:  Alta/Conoco Store, 2105 W Colorado Ave.
Directions:  From I–25, take exit 141 (US Hwy 24 West).  Go west on US 24, one and a half miles to 21st St.  Turn north (right) and go two blocks to Colorado Avenue.  The Alta Store is on the left (southwest corner of West Colorado Ave & 21st St.
Event info:  At the walk start/finish, you will pick up a map with driving directions on how to get to the walk trailhead.  Bring your walking sticks and enjoy walking through Manitou's historical downtown and residential areas 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 Ave.  The trail is rated a 2A, because of some hills and the altitude (6,412 ft).  Large wheeled strollers can complete the trail.  Wheelchairs are not recommended.  Pets must be leashed!  Restrooms are available at the start/finish.  County:  El Paso.  Manitou Springs has an European historic style, with several castle structures. At one point, you can see the Red Stone Castle high on a hill overlooking the city; it is now a bed and breakfast. Area attractions include: the Pikes Peak Cog Railway, Miramont Castle, Cave of the Winds, and the Cliff Dwellings. Numerous bed & breakfasts, motels, and campgrounds are available for your stay.
POC: Terry Lunghofer moc.liamg@1300refohgnult 719-597-4307