3 days in Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek & Manitou Springs Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Cripple Creek
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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 16th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and then walk around Garden of the Gods.

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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 in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cripple Creek

— 1 night
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 17th (Sun), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then try to win big at The Brass Ass Casino, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mueller State Park.

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Getting from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in Cripple Creek. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Casinos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

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You can drive from Cripple Creek to Manitou Springs in an hour. In October, Manitou Springs is slightly colder than Cripple Creek - with highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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