3 days in Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek & Florissant Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek & Florissant Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cripple Creek
Drive
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Florissant
— 1 day
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Houston

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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 19th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then walk around Garden of the Gods. On your second day here, gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs planning site.

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in September: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Zoos & Aquariums

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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. To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cripple Creek day trip website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll set off for Florissant on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
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Florissant

— 1 day
Florissant is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florissant trip itinerary builder website.

Florissant is just a short distance from Cripple Creek. While traveling from Cripple Creek, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Florissant, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Florissant

Parks · Nature
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