11 days in Cañon City, Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

11 days in Cañon City, Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights

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Cañon City — 2 nights

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Cañon City. In May in Cañon City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cripple Creek.
Outdoors · Wineries · Adventure · Tours
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Cripple Creek — 2 nights

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cripple Creek route builder.

You can drive from Cañon City to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Colorado Springs.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Wildlife
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Colorado Springs — 6 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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, learn the secrets of beer at Rocky Mountain Food Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Cripple Creek in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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