Mineral Springs Foundation
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The mineral springs in Manitou Springs, Colorado, are a vital part of what makes this area special. Learn more about the springs, their history, their geology, and locations. A wealth of information has been gathered here for you by the Mineral Springs Foundation of Manitou Springs.

A group of committed volunteers formed the foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, in 1987. Since then, they have worked countless hours stewarding these precious resources. Their mission is “to restore, protect, and publicize the natural mineral springs and to document their historic origins.” Their many accomplishments include:

  • acquisition and restoration of the city’s historic mineral springs
  • the development and placement of interpretive signs
  • legal actions to ensure the springs remain protected
  • development and distribution of educational materials
  • scientific studies of the mineral springs aquifer

Eight mineral springs have been restored or developed by the foundation in collaboration with the City of Manitou Springs and private landowners. They are not only unique resources, but also are historic landmarks and major attractions to the region, providing an economic boon to Manitou Springs and the surrounding areas.

Join the Foundation’s Efforts to Support the Mineral Springs

With your investment, the foundation can add more of the area’s mineral springs to those under its protection.

Your donation to the Mineral Springs Foundation provides funding to ensure long-term protection, acquisition and development of future assets, and supports the ongoing educational and promotional efforts currently underway.

Recommended donations:

  • Single – $25 to help preserve Manitou Springs’ mineral springs
  • Family – $50 to help preserve Manitou Springs’ mineral springs
  • Geyser – $100–$999 and receive a plaque in the 7 Minute Park Amphitheater*
  • Donor – $1000+ and receive benefactor recognition in the 7 Minute Gazebo*

*7 Minute Park is the crowning jewel in the legacy of achievements on behalf of the community by the Mineral Springs Foundation. Plaque content subject to approval.

Send your tax-deductible donation to the Mineral Springs Foundation, c/o Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, 354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, CO 80829. You may also make a donation at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce or the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. To learn about the foundation’s Endowment Plan and other options, call us at 719-685-5089.