2 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

2 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Manitou Springs
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Cañon City — 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Abbey Events Complex, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cañon City online day trip planner.

Denver to Cañon City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 1 day

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 22nd (Sat), get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, then walk around Manitou Springs Memorial Park, and finally look for gifts at Christmas in Manitou.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Cañon City to Manitou Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, Manitou Springs is little chillier than Cañon City - with highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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