Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Manitou CO Cliff Dwellings: Learn of Our Ancient Ancestors

What I did on my summer vacation to Colorado:  Explored houses built into the side of a mountain, walked like an ancient Anasazi, pet a wolf.  Seriously?  When we have families staying in our Ramona Cottage or Zeb’s Cabin, we always recommend they visit The Manitou Cliff Dwellings to build memories and experiences like these that will last a lifetime.  Just two miles away from the Cottage and the Cabin, this is the perfect way to spend part of your bed and breakfast getaway!

The Anasazi were a nomadic people who believed the land was sacred and moved from place to place, following game and natural resources all over the Four Corners!  Over time they settled and built large, permanent structures of stone at the base of cliffs, useful to house large populations and as defense against enemies.

Eventually, the Anasazi people left their stone structures, and became part of other tribes such as the Hopi, Pueblo, and Zuni; learn more about why!

If the Anasazi peoples were based in the Four Corners area, how in the world did their homes find their way to the Manitou Springs Cliffs? Learn more about their migration!

The Manitou Cliff Dwelling site is just 6.5 miles southeast of Cascade Escapes: cliff dwellings, Native American dance demonstrations, Anasazi Museum, and a Native American Gift Shop, affordable at less than $10/person.
The Cliff Dwellings host Colorado Wolf Adventures several times each year, allowing guests to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures.  The next scheduled days for Up Close With the Wolves are Saturday May 26, and Monday May 28, 2013 from 10am to 1pm.

Bring the kids, settle into our mountain cabin getaway, and experience and learn more about the Cliff Dwellings and Wolf Adventure!


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