4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip itinerary maker

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Garden of the Gods, gain insight at United States Air Force Academy, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs attractions site.

Des Moines to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Des Moines in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 56°F in Colorado Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Transportation

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Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 8th (Sun), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs online trip itinerary builder.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In August, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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