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

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

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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): hike along Palmer Park, then take an in-depth tour of U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, then hike along Seven Bridges Trail, and finally look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stroll around Ute Valley Park.

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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 May in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 42°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
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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 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Thu) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks
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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): examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

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Getting from Cañon City to Manitou Springs by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cañon City in May: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 64°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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