3 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary
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Sun, Apr 9 - Tue, Apr 11
Manitou Springs — 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then view the masterpieces at Commonwheel Artists Co-op, and then walk around Manitou Springs Memorial Park.
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Charlotte to Manitou Springs is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte to Manitou Springs, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charlotte in April, you will find days in Manitou Springs are slightly colder (57°F), and nights are cooler (30°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, then snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and finally let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.
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Traveling by car from Manitou Springs to Cañon City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manitou Springs in April; daily highs in Cañon City reach 65°F and lows reach 38°F. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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