Manitou Cliff Dwellings
The Manitou Cliff Dwellings, located in Manitou Springs, Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak, is a rare historical treasure. Preserved under a protective red sandstone overhang, authentic Anasazi cliff dwellings, built more than 700 years ago, await you here. There are no "Do Not Touch" signs. You are free to touch and even go inside these fascinating architectural remnants of an American Indian culturethat roamed the Four Corners area from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1300. Next to the cliff dwellings is a three-story Pueblo-style building thathouses the Anasazi museum and a Southwestern gift shop. This structure was faithfully designed and constructed in the architectural style of the Pueblo Indians, descendants of the Anasazi. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a rare historical treasure. Our outdoor archaeological and natural history preserve includes reproductions of a stone mesa-top building and an Anasazi baking oven. A nature walk with well-labeled native flowers, herbs, trees and other plants connects the cliff dwellings and the Pueblo structure. Take your trip into America's past. Plan to visit the Manitou Cliff Dwellings soon. The magic and mystery of Native American culture in this spectacular setting is sure to delight visitors of all ages. The dwellings are open seven days a week, year round, except for Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.