The 'Amphitheatre' of Bryce Canyon National Park. At Bryce Canyon , erosion has shaped colourful limestone, sandstone and mudstone into thousands of spires, fins, pinnacles, and mazes. Collectively the amazing formations are called 'hoodoos'.
Anasazi did not live in the Manitou Springs area, but in the Four Corners, several hundred miles southwest of Manitou Springs. The Manitou Cliff Dwellings were relocated to their present location in the early 1900s. The stones were taken from a collapsed Anasazi site near Cortez in southwest Colorado, shipped by railroad to Manitou Springs, and assembled in their present form as Anasazi-style buildings closely resembling those found in the Four Corners.
10 Hidden Natural US Wonders; Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico. Visitors can tour the village they built in five caves of Cliff Dweller Canyon. Day hikes in the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wildernes areas are popular activities, and there are also several nearby hot springs.