4 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

4 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region tour planner
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Cripple Creek
— 1 day
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Cripple Creek — 1 day

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 30th (Thu), examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, then stop by Cripple Creek, and then try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino.

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Kansas City to Cripple Creek is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Kansas City to Cripple Creek, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in December, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.
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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 31st (Fri): find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, examine the collection at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Manitou Springs route planner.

Traveling by car from Cripple Creek to Manitou Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cripple Creek in December, expect Manitou Springs to be slightly colder, temps between 43°F and 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at American Classics Marketplace and then sample the fine beverages at 300 Days of Shine. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and then walk around Red Rocks Group Campground.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs journey planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. Expect a daytime high around 45°F in December, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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