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Parking Overview

Nearby parking is limited so plan your travel time accordingly so you make the 7am race start. By 5am on both Saturday and Sunday, Manitou Avenue will be closed to all traffic 1/2 mile east of the start and 1/4 mile to the west. There is no parking on Manitou Avenue in the closed areas or between the start and Ruxton Ave. Cars in violation of notices will be towed by Manitou Springs Police Department!

Parking Do’s

  • Read signs!
  • Pay for enough time if you are in a paid spot or lot! Ascent runners need to count shuttle time.


Parking Don’ts

  • Don’t park next to a yellow curb!
  • Don’t park in a green loading zone!
  • Don’t park next to a fire hydrant!
  • Don’t park illegally anywhere!
  • Don’t block people in their driveways!

Parking Areas

Below are some of the larger parking areas. Please start with these! Once full you can also find parking on side streets. But again, don’t block people in their drives and don’t park illegally!


Tajine Alami - NO PARKING on Friday!

10 Old Mans Trail
Lots of parking on Sunday.Limited parking on Saturday. Only 200 yards from race start!
Parking for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Briarhurst Manor

404 Manitou Avenue
Use West end only! Follow the directions of the parking attendants. Lots of parking about 1/4 mile from race start.
Park to the west and walk out the gate and you are about 2 minutes from the race start! Parking for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Manitou Springs High School and Middle School

401, 415 El Monte Pl
Tons of parking about 1/2 mile from race start.
Walk or run back down the hill and you are only 3 minutes from the race start! Parking for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Manitou Avenue East

Park along the side of the road where permitted. Parking for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon

Manitou Springs Paid Parking Lots

Three fairly large $1+ per hour paid parking lots only a couple of minutes walk from the start or Marathon finish. Be sure and pay for enough time to account for your trip down if doing the Ascent. Parking for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon