Manitou Cliff Dwellings
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Manitou Penny Arcade
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Adam’s Mountain Cafe
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Manitou Cliff Dwellings information
This set of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings were grooved into the red-rock hills just east of Manitou Springs off Hwy 24. You’ll see the adobe facades and get a feel for the cool cave interiors with their grain-storage turrets and beamed ceilings in what is a string of half-a-dozen multiple family homes. Talk about an efficient use of space!
The museum has a terrific pottery display downstairs and interesting video displays throughout, including inside the bathroom. It’s not Mesa Verde, but it’ll do if you can’t make it to the Four Corners.