3 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

3 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— Few hours
2
Manitou Springs
— Few hours
3
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
4
Canon City
— Few hours
5
Colorado Springs
— 1 night

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs
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.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

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. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Manitou Cliff Dwellings as well as Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. On the 5th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manitou Springs travel planning tool.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. You'll set off for Canon City on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
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Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park as well as Skyline Drive. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Canon City takes an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Canon City dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Canon City

Transportation · Parks · Wildlife
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Royal Gorge Bridge and Park ©
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Broadmoor Seven Falls, The Golden Bee and Garden of the Gods. On the 6th (Sun), admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Golden Bee.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs travel route planning tool.

Getting from Canon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Canon City in October since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nightlife · Nature

Side Trip

Garden of the Gods Trading Post
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Garden of the Gods Trading Post ©
Garden of the Gods Trading Post

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