11 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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11 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

7
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes North Cheyenne Canon Park. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Divide and see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll around Garden of the Gods, trek along Mount Cutler Trail, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs holiday tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Shelf Rd, hike along Tunnel Drive, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, make a trip to The Abbey Events Complex, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and finally tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Canon City road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, Canon City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Royal Gorge Route Railroad ©
Royal Gorge Route Railroad
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey

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