1 day in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

1 day in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs

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Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs visit planning site.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Cañon City

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cañon City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Cañon City dip to 45°F. On the 9th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
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