4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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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.
Family-friendly places like Garden of the Gods and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to River Rafting & Tubing in Cañon City, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs driving holiday planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Colorado Springs sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Transportation · Wildlife

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs day trip planning website.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In August, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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