Twin Spring, Manitou Springs, Colorado


Posted: October 9, 2009

Category: Colorado, North America, United States, View All

Ruxton Ave
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
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A tangy, full body mineral water; We found it very refreshing. This has always been my favorite spring water source from all I’ve ever tasted in my life 🙂

Additional info:

Nearest Address

Ruxton Avenue

Directions from Nearest Address

From Colorado Springs, CO, go to Manitou Springs from I-24 highway

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: 970
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:


Map Link: Twin Spring Map


Submitted by: Marina Bajszar

  1. Jbutera says:

    Daniel I could not agree more with you. This is a fabulous spring and it runs incredibly fast and cold. It is loaded with minerals but one in particular is Lithium which was the name I knew this spring by. We love this spring and my sister from Mass. says its the best she too has ever tasted. what is also mind boggling is that springs less than a 1/4 mile away taste totally different. In Manitou that is the spring to drink and I love it.
    Thank you for this site and what you are doing to promote natural health. GOD bless JB

    • Mikelund says:

      Hi Jbutera,
      My name is Mike and I’m on the road with my band. We will be in Colorado Springs very soon and I was wondering if you know of some other nearby springs. We are from southern california and religiously gather water from a spring around here. We will be in Colorado springs, Denver, and Avon.

      Thanks so much. Love and blessings:)

      Mike Lund

  2. Dave says:

    OMG this is the best spring water I’ve found yet! Bubbly and effervescent with a delicious salty flavor. Unlike any of the other springs I have (so far) visited!
    Will post video soon. . .

    From the round-about at Ruxton you go barely a quarter of a mile. The spring is small, in a metal structure that looks like a phone booth in front of a building (that’s currently for sale!). Right across the street there’s an abandoned laundromat and a brisk building that looks like a pot dispensary (at least that’s what they look like in LA). Totally worth a visit. . .if you’re an aficionado, it’s almost a destination in itself. Wow! D

  3. Reverendlora says:

    Which direction is it from the roundabout? East or West? I know I’ve tasted it before, years ago, but with the traffic I want to make sure I stop in the right area….

  4. Jen says:

    Just tested the TDS. Came back at 970ppm

    • Dave says:

      No surprise. I wouldn’t make this my everyday water, but it’s amazing for what it is. 

      • N Flow says:

        Ah ok Total Dissolved Solids. The following article states: “The EPA Secondary Regulations advise a maximum contamination level (MCL) of 500mg/liter (500 parts per million (ppm)) for TDS. Numerous water supplies exceed this level. When TDS levels exceed 1000mg/L it is generally considered unfit for human consumption. A high level of TDS is an indicator of potential concerns, and warrants further investigation. Most often, high levels of
        TDS are caused by the presence of potassium, chlorides and sodium. These ions
        have little or no short-term effects, but toxic ions (lead arsenic, cadmium,
        nitrate and others) may also be dissolved in the water.”

  5. Tiffanyoneida says:

    We’re buying this building a bottling the water.

  6. Tamrafarah says:

    Go to this link to find the Colorado Springs Utilities analysis of mineral content in Twin Spring and other natural springs in the Manitou, Colorado area

  7. Laura says:

    I filled up two gallon jugs from this spring – it’s delicious, tastes just like Perrier.  The pH level tested out to 7.5.  From the roundabout on Manitou Ave., you want to head west on Ruxton.

  8. My children and I lived in the Springs some years ago, and Manitou became a second home for us. They loved to play around in the springs, and loved the ‘fizzy water’. We would fill up empty milk cartons and bring them home, and the kids loved making ‘pop’ with the water and Koolaid. I would really love to live there again.

    • There are actually two different places, that I know of anyway, with the water. The one that is pictured above, and down on the edge of town to the west is the one we usually went to. There is a big bronze statue of a Ute Chief and he is ‘pouring’ water from a jug. Its really awesome.

  9. Roger Bird says:

    There are about 5 springs in Manitou Springs. To the best of my knowledge, there are zero springs in Colorado Springs. Go figure.

  10. N Flow says:

    I did not mean to vote Tiffanyoneida up twice by accident for buying the building and bottling the water 🙁 I hope you haven’t taken away free access to this spring.

  11. nye gallaway says:

    Hello! My name is Nye. I purchased the twins spring building a year and a half ago. My intention is to always have the font running and at some point put soaking pools in the back of the building. The front is going to be a hot yoga studio and a nutrition ctr. Please stop in and say hi! We will be making drinks with the spring water! 🙂

  12. Star Lema says:

    List of Mineral Contents*
    for Twin Spring

    Alkalinity ~ 1320 ppm
    Calcium ~ 59ppm
    Chloride ~ 87ppm
    Copper ~ 2ppb
    Fluoride ~ 2.07ppm
    Magnesium ~ 94ppm
    Lithium ~ trace
    Potassium ~ 21ppm
    Silica ~ 17.5
    Sodium ~ 149ppm
    Sulfate ~ 76.2ppm
    Zinc ~ 100ppb

    *The list of Mineral Contents, from Colorado Springs Water Quality lab reports for Twin Spring, was obtained from documentation provided by the Mineral Springs Foundation.

  13. Charles Santaularia says:

    Good afternoon – I am the new building owner as of June 2017. We have rehabbed the building back to a great space and continue to keep the Twin Spring flowing for everyone to enjoy!

  14. Suzana says:

    Is it possible to park close and fill up 5 gallon jugs?
    Would the jug fit in the spring dispenser, under the spout?

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