10 days in Monument, Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

10 days in Monument, Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Monument
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Monument
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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
— 9 nights
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Monument

— 1 day
The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hike along Monument Rock Trail, look for gifts at Peak Ranch's Alpaca Boutique, and then sample the fine beverages at 300 Days of Shine.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Monument online vacation planner.

Dallas to Monument is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Monument is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Monument, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Monument

Shopping · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs visit planner.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Monument. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will leave for Manitou Springs on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours
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Manitou Springs

— 9 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Get in touch with nature at Manitou Springs Incline and Colorado Wolf Adventures. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Homestead House Museum and Miramont Castle Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Manitou Springs: Cripple Creek (Shelf Rd, Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, &more), Victor (Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, &more) and Cañon City (Royal Gorge Helitours, Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, trek along Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, take an in-depth tour of Manitou Springs Heritage Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at SunWater Spa.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs trip planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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