2 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

2 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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2 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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.
Start 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 find something for the whole family at North Pole - Santa's Workshop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs sightseeing planner .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

North Pole - Santa's Workshop
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Shelf Rd, identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cripple Creek journey planner .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Cripple Creek dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Wildlife 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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