4 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Manitou Springs
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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.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cañon City attractions planner.

Denver to Cañon City is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cañon City, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 2 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Cripple Creek (Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, &more) and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center (in Divide). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs trip planner.

Drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in May, expect Manitou Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 64°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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