Manitou Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Property of the State of Colorado
Named from the old Ute Trail
which led from South Park
through Manitou to the Plains.
Traversed by the Utes on
hunting and war expeditions.
Improved highway built
Erected by The State Historical Society of Colorado From The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation And by the State Highway Department And the U.S. Forest Service 1929
Erected 1929 by State Historical Society of Colorado. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Colorado - History Colorado series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
Location. 38° 52.206′ N, 104° 55.543′ W. Marker is in Manitou Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Manitou Avenue (Business U.S. 24), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manitou Springs CO 80829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the Wheeler Town Clock (approx. one mile away); The Amazing Balanced Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Goerke & Son Photography (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Plentiful Harvest (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Priceless Gift (approx. 2½ miles away); Time Frozen In Stone (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named A Priceless Gift (approx. 2½ miles away); The Garden of the Gods (approx. 2½ miles away).
More about this marker. Do not attempt to visit this Colorado Historical Marker during a heavy traffic period. There are no shoulders or turnouts to pull over. There are no sidewalks leading to this marker so walking to the marker is not recommended either.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Cldisme of Joliet, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,288 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Cldisme of Joliet, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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