2 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

2 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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2 days in Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Start: Colorado Springs
Drive:  15​min
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Manitou Springs
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Drive:  15​min
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Denver

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Barr Trail to Pikes Peak, get engrossed in the history at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, then head outdoors with Adventures Out West, and finally shop like a local with Commonwheel Artists Co-op. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Homestead House Museum, and then stroll around Manitou Springs Memorial Park.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner .

Colorado Springs to Manitou Springs is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

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Colorado Springs

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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.
Red Rock Canyon Open Space has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fox Run Regional Park and Penrose Heritage Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Shelf Rd (in Cripple Creek), Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument (in Florissant) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado, catch a live performance at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, and walk around Ute Valley Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Fox Run Regional Park
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Ute Valley Park

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