11 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

11 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
3
Canon City
— 3 nights

5
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 list of things to see and do now includes Cosmo's Magic Theater, Gather Food Studio, Horseback Riding Tours, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and Old Colorado City. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Skyline Drive (in Canon City). There's much more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manitou Springs Incline, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs road trip planning website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. March in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Skyline Drive
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Cosmo's Magic Theater ©
Cosmo's Magic Theater

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've now added Manitou Cliff Dwellings to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and then get your game on at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs travel route planning site.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In March, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Outdoors Nature
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Arcade Amusements, Inc ©
Arcade Amusements, Inc

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added River Rafting & Tubing to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for gifts at The Gold Mine Rock Shop, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then take a memorable drive along Shelf Rd.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canon City attractions planning website.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Canon City in 1.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manitou Springs in March: high temperatures in Canon City hover around °F and lows are around °F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience ©
Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience
Royal Gorge Anglers ©
Royal Gorge Anglers

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