# Manitou springs
Check out The Coffin Races! Manitou Springs, Colorado
Emma Crawford is a recognizable name in the Pikes Peak region today. Since 1995, Manitou Springs has been holding the annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Parade. As one local website described it, costumed impersonators of Emma Crawford, a 19th-century local who was buried on nearby Red Mountain, ride on coffin-like contraptions pulled by teams of four mourners. (Emma supposedly still haunts the mountain even though her coffin washed away years after her burial.) A parade and awards for the best Emma, the most creative coffin, and the best overall entourage complete the daylong event." Despite the notoriety of Emma Crawford, her legend as the ghost of Red Mountain has overshadowed factual information about her life.
Mardi Gras comes to Manitou Springs, Colorado this weekend
This Saturday, February 26, Carnivale comes to Colorado! This year’s festival theme is “Mystical Manitou.” While Mardi Gras proper isn’t until March 1, the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo cook-off starts Saturday at 11 am with tastings at 75 cents each. The gumbo cook-off is celebrating its 28th year.
We Enjoyed Delicious, Fresh Hot Donuts Served on a 14,000 Foot Mountain Top. The View was Amazing!
When we were traveling though Colorado we decided to travel to the summit of Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America. The prominent 14,115 foot tall mountain is located in Pike National Forest, 12 miles west of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado. The town of Manitou Springs lies at foot of the mountain. ► FOLLOW us on INSTAGRAM: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/thebuslifeshow">https://www.instagram.com/thebuslifeshow</a> ► FACEBOOK: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/goodnewsbus">https://www.facebook.com/goodnewsbus</a>