23 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

23 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then see Colorado Jeep Tours, and then walk around Temple Canyon Park. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, then tee off at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, then hike along Tunnel Drive, and finally take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cañon City online route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cañon City. In October, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 20 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.
Get in touch with nature at Manitou Springs Incline and Palmer Park. Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Colorado Springs side-trips: Victor (Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company, Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, &more), Divide (Horsethief Falls, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, &more) and Cripple Creek (The Brass Ass Casino, Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, indulge your taste buds at Rocky Mountain Food Tours, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Cañon City in October, with lows around 39°F.
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