3 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary
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Mon, Mar 13 - Wed, Mar 15
Colorado Springs — 2 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.Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then walk around Garden of the Gods, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, stop by Christmas in Manitou, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip app.
Houston to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Colorado Springs. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 28°F. You'll set off for Cañon City on the 15th (Wed).
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Cañon City — 1 day
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cañon City driving holiday planner.
Getting from Colorado Springs to Cañon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cañon City when traveling from Colorado Springs in March, with lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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