17 days in Colorado Springs, Cascade & Cañon City Itinerary

17 days in Colorado Springs, Cascade & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 12 nights
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Cascade
— 2 nights
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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs

— 12 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 Thin Air Theatre Company, Shelf Rd, Phantom Canyon Road, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to North Cheyenne Canon Park and Palmer Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Colorado Wolf Adventures and Peterson Air & Space Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant), Divide (Mueller State Park & Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center) and Tunnel Drive (in Cañon City). There's still lots to do: get curious at Western Museum of Mining and Industry, get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In November in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Cascade.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trips

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Cascade

— 2 nights
Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, and then steep yourself in history at American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Crystal Falls, don't miss a visit to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cascade trip planner.

Cascade is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in December, and nighttime lows around 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Cascade

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see Colorado Jeep Tours. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then trek along Tunnel Drive.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cascade to Cañon City in 1.5 hours. In December, Cañon City is a bit warmer than Cascade - with highs of 49°F and lows of 23°F.

Things to do in Cañon City

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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