3 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs tour itinerary builder website.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City trip builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cañon City, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Transportation
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