12 days in Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

12 days in Manitou Springs, Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 7 nights

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Manitou Springs — 2 nights

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 Garden of the Gods Trading Post as well as Downtown Manitou Springs. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Downtown Manitou Springs, stop by Garden of the Gods Trading Post, then take a memorable tour with Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines, then walk around Manitou Springs Memorial Park, and finally get reinvigorated at SunWater Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, then play a few rounds at Shining Mountain Golf Course, and then look for gifts at Christmas in Manitou.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Manitou Springs. July in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Cripple Creek.
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Shopping · Outdoors · Golf · Spas
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Cripple Creek — 2 nights

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): try to win big at The Brass Ass Casino, then try to win big at Johnny Nolon's Casino, and then try to win big at Casino at the Double Eagle Hotel. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Vindicator Valley Trail, go deep underground at Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, and then try your luck at Century Casino Cripple Creek.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek trip planning website.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek in an hour. In July, Cripple Creek is a bit warmer than Manitou Springs - with highs of 90°F and lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 7 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 Flying W Ranch as well as Cosmo's Magic Theater. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocky Mountain Food Tours and Memorial Park. Step out of Colorado Springs to go to Cañon City and see The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Bridges Trail, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, and stroll around Fox Run Regional Park.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online attractions planner.

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 58°F.
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