11 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County tour itinerary planner
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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs — 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Penrose Heritage Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 5 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manitou Cliff Dwellings and Old Homestead House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and Manitou Springs Incline. Change things up with these side-trips from Manitou Springs: Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine & Mt Pisgah Cemetery), Victor (Victor Lowell Thomas Museum & Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum) and Mueller State Park (in Divide). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip website.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In September, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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