10 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

10 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights

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Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline and then tour the old-fashioned way with Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Manitou Springs day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Manitou Springs. October in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

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Colorado Springs

— 7 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Skyline Drive & Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 19: