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

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

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

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h
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Colorado Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Manitou Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Canon City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
End: Denver

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs tour itinerary app .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. October in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain

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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. Start off your visit 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 see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs planner .

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In October, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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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
For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip planner .

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. You will leave 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): take a memorable ride with Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

Plan trip to Canon City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, Canon City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 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

Wildlife Transportation Parks
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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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls and then get a taste of local nightlife at The Golden Bee.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Canon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Traveling from Canon City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nightlife Nature

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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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