3 days in Colorado Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner
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Colorado Springs
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Cripple Creek
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Cascade
— 1 day
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Woodland Park
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Colorado Springs — 1 night

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 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City and then walk around Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cripple Creek.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Cripple Creek — 1 night

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek journey site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. May in Cripple Creek sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Cascade.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Cascade — 1 day

Cascade is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then admire all the interesting features of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cascade holiday builder tool.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Cascade by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cripple Creek in May, expect Cascade to be a bit cooler, temps between 64°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Woodland Park.
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Woodland Park

The City of Woodland Park is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city in Teller County, Colorado, United States and is immediately west of El Paso County and the unincorporated community of Crystola. To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Woodland Park trip planner.

Woodland Park is very close to Cascade. In May, daytime highs in Woodland Park are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Colorado travel guide

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River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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