12 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

12 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
Cripple Creek
— 3 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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Pueblo (Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum & Pueblo Heritage Museum). And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops 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. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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 see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect nights in Cripple Creek to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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