Deep underground, a network of water-filled caverns in bedrock holds the key to Manitou's mineral springs. 


The Manitou Springs Karst is characterized by caves and other unusual landforms, and is formed by the dissolving action of water on rocks such as limestone and other sedimentary formations. At Manitou Springs, the water flows through a cast network of fissures and fractures, forming caves and dissolving rock along its way. 

Sedimentary rock formations of the Manitou Springs aquifer are tiled downward. Water collects in the fractures and caves filling the area underground. Artesian pressure then pushes the water to the surface in the expression of natural springs. 

View a short video, Journey of a Raindrop to see where our mineral water comes from at http://manitoumineralsprings.org/journey_of_a_raindrop.html