4 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

4 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region trip itinerary planner
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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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Garden of the Gods, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and gain insight at United States Air Force Academy.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs road trip planner.

San Diego to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cañon City.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive
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Cañon City — 1 night

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 24th (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cañon City day trip planning tool.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Cañon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cañon City can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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