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
— 2 nights

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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 Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Tunnel Drive (in Cañon City), Mueller State Park (in Divide) and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and kick your exploration up a notch at Adventures Out West Pikes Peak Ziplines.

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.
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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): look for all kinds of wild species at 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.
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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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cañon City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cascade to Cañon City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cascade in December, expect Cañon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 49°F and 23°F.
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