If you decide to get an RV rental in Manitou Springs, Colorado, you will find a charming town full of life, located in between the large city of Colorado Springs and a whole lot of mountains and peaks, such as Almagre Mountain, Pikes Peak and Ormes Peak, which will give you plenty of opportunities for a wide variety of experiences. If Colorado Springs isn’t big enough for your liking, head on over to Denver, with its big city life, and it’s really not that far of a drive.
For those who want to stay a little bit closer to the camper rental in Manitou Springs, there are many places to visit locally. Fort Carson is a U.S. Army installation close by, and you can also visit the scenic city of Woodland Park, with loads of music and art to be found. Divide is a small town that sits on the north slope of Pikes Peaks and offers both fantastic views and a local brewery. For even more drop-dead gorgeous views, there are a bunch of national forests, such as the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and the White River National Forest, all within a couple of hours' drive. And getting there with your luxury RV in Manitou Springs isn’t hard either, seeing as the U.S. Route 24 runs through the town.
The Great Manitou Springs Outdoors
Another national forest in the area is Gunnison National Forest, not that far a drive from your RV rental in Manitou Springs. With thousands of miles of trails, you will be able to get away from the noise of the city and explore the beautiful, colorful mountain scenery. There are several wilderness areas, where you can either relax or get some exercise, and you might even find a fossil or two. Don’t forget to bring your camera, should you spot some of the wild animals living in the forest.
If you would rather stay a bit closer but still experience the outdoors, Cheyenne Mountain State Park is really close to your RV trailer rental in Manitou Springs. When going hiking on the trails, you’ll explore the nature’s diversity, from prairie to peak. There’s plenty of recreation opportunities here; there are guided wildflower walks, animal education, and yoga. For the more adventurous, there’s even some archery. It has its own range, and also field targets to make it more realistic. But for all of you spectacle wearing people out there, make sure you don’t forget your glasses; it’ll be much harder if you do.
Even closer to your motorhome rental in Manitou Springs is the delightful Bear Creek Regional Park East, a good option if you want a pleasant escape but don’t want to stray too far from the city life of Colorado Springs. A mix between the wilderness and a city park, it has both nature trails excellent for hiking and biking, as well as picnic pavilions, a tennis court, and a horseshoe pit. There are also educational programs and a nature center, which makes it a great place for anyone who wants to know more about the great outdoors.
RV Parks in Manitou Springs
There are plenty of places to park, whether you want to keep your travel trailer rental in Manitou Springs or if you don’t mind driving a little bit to find a nice RV park. To get to the closest chain retailer you’ll have to drive towards Colorado Springs, but you can find several grocery stores and gas stations in and around Manitou Springs.
Pikes Peak RV Park, located in the heart of Manitou Springs, could be a nice place to unwind after a long day on the road. It has laundry facilities, full hookups and its own convenience store on the site. On the outskirts of town, you’ll find two more parks, the first of which is Crystal Kangaroo Campground. This park is the home of a whole bunch of deer; so you might get some unexpected neighbors. It has full hookups, mountain views, and Wi-Fi. The other park goes by the name of Garden of the Gods RV Resort and has several different choices for RV sites, as well as water and electricity hookups, laundry facilities, and showers. All these parks are close to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, one of the highest ranked zoos in the country.
Exploring Manitou Springs
It might be a small town, but Manitou Springs is full of life and exciting things to see and do. Being located so close to mountains, there’s no wonder there are cliffs to experience. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are open all year round, and here you can explore - both with your eyes and your hands - the Anasazi culture. There are museums with pottery and artifacts, as well as a gift shop with natively made gifts. A visit to this place is a must for anyone interested in the history of Manitou Springs and its surroundings.
If you haven’t had enough of cliffs yet, you can go climbing in the Garden of the Gods. Here you can hike and rent bikes, and there are adventure programs that include presentations and classes by top historians, naturalists, and many guests. You can also go on guided walks to learn even more about the area. Bring your camera, because there are countless stunning views to be seen.
You can find all sorts of food in Manitou Springs, from fast food to fine dining and there are many different cuisines to try; American, Eastern European and Mediterranean are just a few. If you’re a fan of having some after dinner wine and happen to be in town in spring, you can’t miss the annual wine festival. You can both try and buy wine from over 30 different Colorado wineries, and there are loads of food options as well as live music and gift vendors. If you haven’t started your search for an RV in Manitou Springs yet, you’d better get on it because this small town has a big heart and a lot to offer.