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 — 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.
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 take a 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.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City road trip site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cañon City, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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