Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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Manitou Springs, Colorado

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Side trip on the way to/from Pike's Peak Jul 26, 2007
Located in the next town over from Colorado Spring, the manitou cliff dwellings are sandstone brick homes built underneath a red sandstone overhang. The dwellings were built by the Anasazi over 700 years ago. You can walk through the buildings and climb through the windows and doors to enter each room. A little brochure guides you through the dwellings explaining the function and purpose of various rooms.

There is a nice little museum with pottery and other artifacts, as well as a large gift shop selling Southwestern gifts. They have traditional Native American music and dance in summer. Cost was $8.50 per adult. The website says you could easily spend the day there, but unless you are extremely interested in this subject, plan on 2-3 hours.
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