5 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado vacation planner

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Cañon City
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Colorado 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, and then tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): stroll through Tunnel Drive and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cañon City trip 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 difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in September, expect Cañon City to be little chillier, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Colorado City and Glen Eyrie Castle. Get in touch with nature at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Garden of the Gods, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Cañon City in September, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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