3 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Cripple Creek


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 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy.

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New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Cripple Creek.

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Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

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Cripple Creek

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and then take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cripple Creek, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

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