(MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo.) — Here are a few transportation and parking options available to make your weekend of Mardi Gras fun, easy, and hassle-free for the 2023 Carnivale Parade in Manitou Springs this weekend.

  • Plan ahead on parking for Mardi Gras in Manitou Springs!
  • Manitou Springs Carnivale
  • Celebrate Carnivale in Manitou Springs this Saturday


  • Hiawatha Gardens Parking Lot (10 Old Mans Trail)
    • Cost Breakdown Available on City Website.
    • You can check the live parking occupancy of this lot before you head into Manitou Springs. If there’s no room, plan ahead to use a different lot.
  • Manitou Springs High School and Middle School (415 El Monte Place)
    • Cost – $10
    • There will be a shuttle that runs from this location to Hiawatha Gardens.
    • All money raised will go toward supporting the SkillsUSA Club.
  • 339 Manitou Avenue (Reservation Only)

Ditch the car

  • Stop at any Pike Ride hub and pick up an e-bike for a quick yet beautiful ride into Manitou Springs. You can ride all the way to Soda Springs Park and park your bike at any bicycle rack.
    • Use code CARNIVALE23 for two free trips, each up to 20 minutes.
  • The #3 Metro Bus will be running all day and drops off at Memorial Park.
  • The #36 shuttle will be running for Carnivale. The route goes from Fields Park through Downtown Manitou and runs every 20 minutes. The last shuttle is at 4 p.m.
  • CLOSING – The #33 Free shuttle for Manitou Springs will stop running from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Feb. 18, due to the parade.