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Know before you go: Emma Crawford Coffin Races

The annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Festival is happening this weekend in Manitou Springs.

The coffin race will be on Saturday with a wake for Emma Crawford at the Miramont Castle Museum on Friday night from 6-9.

The parade will begin at noon on Saturday in downtown Manitou Springs and after the parade, the coffin races will begin.

If you plan on attending the event, here’s what you need to know when it comes to parking:

There is a shuttle from Rockledge Ranch – the shuttle is free but it cost $5 (cash only) to park in the shuttle lot.
There is free parking at Manitou High School and Manitou Middle School.
You can also park in select parking areas in downtown Manitou Springs for $20.
The Mountain Metro #3 bus runs from downtown Colorado Springs or Old Colorado City and will also be making stops in Manitou Springs. The bus is $1.75 each way.

If you use a rideshare, ask your driver to drop you off at 422 Washington Ave.

To avoid heavy traffic, try taking one of these three routes:

For the history of the infamous coffin race click here.

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