11 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Bus:  1 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Denver

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Focus on the Family Bookstore. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado

6
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Adventures Out West will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Manitou Springs side-trips: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor), Cripple Creek (Bronco Billy's Casino, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, &more) and Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Mueller State Park). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, cruise along Skyline Drive, and stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Manitou Springs trip itinerary builder.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In June, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Canon City, Divide, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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River Rafting & Tubing
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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