After the fires and a long hot summer, we find ourselves trying to find new ways to stay cool every day. This past weekend we decided to hike from Soda Springs Park through Manitou along Fountain Creek. What we saw along the way was equally refreshing—dozens of quaint bridges, otherwise inconspicuous murals, lovely mineral deposits flowing into the creek from the springs, creepy weird things, colorful insects, and plenty of people like us just trying to cool off.

 

7 Responses to A Creek’s-Eye View of Manitou

  1. Bob Carnein says:

    Nice! And the music was perfect.

  2. Aubrey Fennewald says:

    My boys and I enjoyed watching this. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Nancy Wilsted says:

    I’m cooler already! A few of the bridge or structure reinforcements look…mmm… a bit dodgy?

  4. hannah says:

    Riding the bike trail is also a good way to see a lot of the creek. On the trail from Manitou to Am. the Beaut, Pk, the Manitou end is definitely the nicest part!

  5. Aimee Cox says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for this reminder of all the wonder in our little town. Nancy, you are correct in your description of some of the bridges. Manitou Springs completed a detailed assessment of all of its historic bridges a couple of years ago and has received two historic preservation grants (leveraged with transportation funds)to begin the work reinforcing and restoring the bridges.

  6. Jean says:

    Lovely piece, Noel!

  7. Jeremy Van Hoy says:

    That’s a sweet shot of Ursen at the end! Thanks!!

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