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

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

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

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 5 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

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.
You've added Cosmo's Magic Theater, Gather Food Studio, Horseback Riding Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor) and Skyline Drive (in Canon City). There's still lots to do: stroll through Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. March in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 28°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

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
Olympic Training Center ©
Olympic Training Center

2
nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Miramont Castle Museum, then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and then have some family-friendly fun at Arcade Amusements, Inc.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs visit planning tool .

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In March in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

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

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, then let 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.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, 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 61°F and lows are around 34°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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