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

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

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 4 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
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Cañon City
— 3 nights

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Colorado Springs

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Falls, Olympic Training Center and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. There's much more to do: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Cripple Creek

— 3 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Go for a jaunt from Cripple Creek to Divide to see Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center about 30 minutes away. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. There's much more to do: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, look for gifts at Cripple Creek, see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cripple Creek trip itinerary app.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Cañon City

— 3 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), stroll through Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then trek along Tunnel Drive.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cañon City planning website.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Cañon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Cañon City, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 63°F at night.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15: