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

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

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner
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Colorado Springs
— 6 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 4 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
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Colorado Springs — 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Old Colorado City. Get a sense of the local culture at Penrose Heritage Museum and U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, examine the collection at World Figure Skating Museum & Hall of Fame, trek along Fountain Creek Regional Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Bridges Trail.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Dallas to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dallas to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 4 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Get in touch with nature at Colorado Wolf Adventures and Shining Mountain Golf Course. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center and Adventures Out West. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take an in-depth tour of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and boost your wellbeing at SunWater Spa.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip website.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek — 3 nights

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and Mt Pisgah Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum. There's more to do: stop by Cripple Creek and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vindicator Valley Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek route site.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Manitou Springs in June, expect Cripple Creek to be somewhat warmer, temps between 89°F and 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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