10 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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10 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Colorado Springs

6
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Skyline Drive in Canon City (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planning site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Skyline Drive
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Phantom Canyon Road.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek route planner.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Divide, Tunnel Drive, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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