10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Colorado Springs

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): walk around Garden of the Gods, then walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and then admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Red Rock Canyon Open Space ©
Red Rock Canyon Open Space
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls

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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 2nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, then examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then look for gifts at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs road trip planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. When in Cripple Creek, make a side trip to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide, approximately Divide away. There's still lots to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino, see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and stop by Cripple Creek.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cripple Creek trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Manitou Springs in July, things will get a bit warmer in Cripple Creek: highs are around 90°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Divide, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park ©
Mueller State Park

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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, then cruise along Skyline Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, and finally do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Drive, and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Canon City online itinerary planner.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Canon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Canon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience

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