5 days in Cañon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Cañon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 1 day
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights

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Cañon City

— 1 day

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cañon City trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Cañon City. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Nature · Parks · Transportation · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:

Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll around Garden of the Gods and then have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cañon City in October, with highs in Manitou Springs at 64°F and lows at 35°F. You'll set off for Colorado Springs on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Stage Riding Stables. On the 7th (Thu), tour in style with Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with Old Stage Riding Stables and then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs trip itinerary planning site.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Manitou Springs. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Tours · Nature · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9: