2 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

2 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Bus:  1 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cripple Creek
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  2 h 15 min
End: Denver

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary app.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop ©
North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop

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night
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Shelf Rd, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek route builder website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cripple Creek, with lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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