13 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

13 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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13 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 7 nights
2
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Colorado Springs

7
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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 now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site and Old Homestead House Museum. Get outdoors at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and North Cheyenne Canon Park. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant), Mueller State Park (in Divide) and Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum (in Cripple Creek). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Bridges Trail, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and admire all the interesting features of Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. September in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Divide, Cripple Creek, Manitou Springs, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park

2
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colorado Wolf Adventures as well as Garden of the Gods. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally ride a horse along Monument Rock Trail. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Fountain Creek Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, and then stop by Focus on the Family Bookstore.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip website .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Monument Rock Trail, Colorado Wolf Adventures, Fountain Creek Nature Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum ©
Monument Rock Trail ©
Monument Rock Trail

3
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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Colorado Jeep Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, see Colorado Jeep Tours, and then learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. On your second day here, get outside with Royal Gorge Anglers and then tee off at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Canon City, with lows of 45°F. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Red Canyon Park ©
Red Canyon Park