3 days in Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

3 days in Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
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Cripple Creek
— 1 day
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Manitou Springs — 2 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 7th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Paradox Beer Company. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, and finally walk around Manitou Springs Memorial Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Manitou Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Denver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Manitou Springs, with lows of 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek — 1 day

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 9th (Sun), try to win big at The Brass Ass Casino, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Phantom Canyon Road, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cripple Creek driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek in an hour. Traveling from Manitou Springs in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cripple Creek: highs are around 71°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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