15 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

15 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 8 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 6 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 8 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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Garden of the Gods, wander the streets of Old Colorado City, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum.

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Seattle to Colorado Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect little chillier with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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Manitou Springs

— 6 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manitou Springs: Victor (Vindicator Valley Trail & Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company), Cripple Creek (Cripple Creek District Museum, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, &more) and Divide (Mueller State Park, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, &more). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. There's lots more to do: cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

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Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In August, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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