10 days in Canon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

10 days in Canon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Canon City
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs
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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kids will enjoy Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and Museum of Colorado Prisons. Get in touch with nature at Skyline Drive and Royal Gorge Anglers. Take a break from Canon City with a short trip to Shelf Rd in Cripple Creek, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, stroll through Tunnel Drive, hike along Red Canyon Park, and push the limits with Lost Paddle Rafting.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Canon City road trip planning app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Canon City. In October, daytime highs in Canon City are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

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Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
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Scenic Drive
Skyline Drive
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Lost Paddle Rafting
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, explore and take pictures at Phantom Canyon Road, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and finally walk around Manitou Springs Memorial Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test the waters at SunWater Spa, examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then get interesting insight from Colorado Wolf Adventures, then see Manitou Springs Adventures, High Country Excursions, and finally look for gifts at Downtown Manitou Springs.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip builder site.

You can drive from Canon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Canon City in October, with highs in Manitou Springs at 64°F and lows at 35°F. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:
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Thermal Spa
SunWater Spa
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bristol Brewing Company, Smiling Toad Brewery and Flying W Ranch. Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Red Rock Canyon Open Space will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Helen Hunt Falls and North Cheyenne Canon Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, walk around Ute Valley Park, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 39°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors
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