Know Before You Go
Located outside of Manitou Springs. Go on highway 24 West to the last Exit for Manitou Springs on Serpentine Drive. Turn left (away from Cave of the Winds) onto Serpentine Drive which will descend quickly and end at Manitou Avenue. Parking is first come first serve and spots get taken quickly.
It is best to go early, around 5:30am. Animals are not permitted.
Be hydrated, take whatever you might think you need because there is nowhere on the trail to get anything. Not even a bathroom.