13 days in Colorado Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
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Victor
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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs — 2 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.
For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary tool.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek — 1 night

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Homestead House Museum, Cripple Creek District Museum and The Brass Ass Casino. On the 17th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Cripple Creek District Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, and finally try your luck at The Brass Ass Casino.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek attractions planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Cripple Creek can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for Victor.
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Victor

Victor is a statutory city in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): hike along Vindicator Valley Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Victor trip planner.

Victor is just a stone's throw from Cripple Creek. In July, daily temperatures in Victor can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 3 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've added Manitou Springs Visitors Bureau, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Downtown Manitou Springs, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods and get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Manitou Springs tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Victor to Manitou Springs by car takes about an hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Victor in July: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 32°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 6 nights

Your list of things to see and do now includes McAllister House, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, Patsy's Original Candies, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Old Colorado City. Take a break from the city and head to Seven Bridges Trail and The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

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

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Colorado travel guide

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The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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