4 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Lubbock to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lubbock in July: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. You'll set off for Cañon City on the 25th (Sun).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cañon City trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cañon City are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Transportation
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