4 days in Cañon City, Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Cañon City, Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City

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Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cañon City online trip planner.

Denver to Cañon City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in May: highs in Cañon City hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive
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Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. On the next day, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the sheer force of Helen Hunt Falls, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): hike along Manitou Springs Incline.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manitou Springs trip app.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In May, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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