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At an elevation of 6400 ft, a visit to Manitou Springs may cause you to experience some side effects from the high altitude. What are some of the effects? You may feel lightheaded, dizzy, thirsty, have headaches, breathing problems, sleeplessness, or heart palpations. To make you high altitude experience more pleasurable make sure to drink plenty of water, plan your first couple of days to include lots of rest periods so your body has time to adjust, and avoid alcohol because one drink at this altitude equals three drinks at sea level. If you are under a doctor's care, it is also a good idea to let him or her know you are planning a trip that will include higher elevations. They may have additional tips or wish to change medication levels, etc.
Since the mountain air cools quickly, even during the summer months, plan on packing clothes you can layer, including sweaters and jackets.
If you are traveling with little four, legged friends, the closest emergency vets are in Colorado Springs at Animal Emergency Care, 5752 N Academy Blvd., 719-260-7141; and the Animal Emergency Center, 3775 Airport Rd, 719-578-9300.
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