4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

4 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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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 United States Air Force Academy will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park & River Rafting & Tubing). There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online visit 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. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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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