12 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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12 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Colorado Springs

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Pueblo (Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum & Pueblo Heritage Museum). There's much more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, wander the streets of Old Colorado City, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy, and get a taste of the local shopping with Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs travel route website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In July, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

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Manitou Springs, Pueblo, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and then stop by Cripple Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek trip site .

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Colorado Springs in August: highs in Cripple Creek hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Divide, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum ©
Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum