11 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 3 nights

7
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Climbing Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Old Colorado City. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Canon City (Museum of Colorado Prisons, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, &more) and Monument (Monument Rock Trail & Kings Deer Golf Club). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, walk around North Cheyenne Canon Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and head outdoors with Adventures Out West.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Canon City, Manitou Springs, Monument, Fountain Creek Nature Center, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Seven Bridges Trail ©
Seven Bridges Trail

3
nights
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Phantom Canyon Road, Old Homestead House Museum and Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, admire all the interesting features of Phantom Canyon Road, go deep underground at Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, thenstroll through Vindicator Valley Trail, thentake an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, and finally try your luck at Casino at the Double Eagle Hotel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cripple Creek online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. In July in Cripple Creek, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Divide, Victor, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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