5 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 1 night
Colorado Springs
— 3 nights


Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, admire all the interesting features of Skyline Drive, and then tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Keep things going the next day: hike along Tunnel Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cañon City travel itinerary planner.

San Antonio to Cañon City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Antonio in October; daily highs in Cañon City reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Colorado Wolf Adventures. Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Colorado Springs with an excursion to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Garden of the Gods, examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Cottonwood Creek Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs online attractions planner.

Drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 39°F in Colorado Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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