3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip planner

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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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.
On the 4th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls. On your second day here, expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

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 October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Manitou Springs

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Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 6th (Wed), make a trip to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manitou Springs travel itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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