30 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

30 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Cripple Creek
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Cripple Creek
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cañon City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 18 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Washington

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Cripple Creek

— 6 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cripple Creek: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Horsethief Falls). And it doesn't end there: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, try to win big at The Brass Ass Casino, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery, and admire all the interesting features of Phantom Canyon Road.

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Washington to Cripple Creek is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Cripple Creek is minus 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Cripple Creek are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cañon City.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

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Cañon City

— 5 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Cañon City is known for adventure, nature, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, stop by The Gold Mine Rock Shop, and head outdoors with Royal Gorge Anglers.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cañon City day trip tool.

Getting from Cripple Creek to Cañon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:

Colorado Springs

— 18 nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip tool.

Getting from Cañon City to Colorado Springs by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 39°F. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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