10 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

10 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 3 nights

6
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Colorado Springs to Canon City to see Skyline Drive about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive 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
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then take an in-depth tour of 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, admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Phantom Canyon Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek trip planning app.

Drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. In July in Cripple Creek, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. 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, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Tunnel Drive, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center

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