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

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

Created using Inspirock Colorado route planner

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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City

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 Bridge and Park. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): catch a ride on Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cañon City road trip tool.

Pittsburg to Cañon City is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pittsburg to Cañon City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pittsburg in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Cañon City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Transportation
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): walk around Garden of the Gods, take a pleasant ride with Academy Riding Stables, and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manitou Springs attractions planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cañon City in May, with highs in Manitou Springs at 64°F and lows at 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Colorado Springs

— 1 night
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 United States Air Force Academy as well as Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs travel itinerary planner.

Colorado Springs is just a short distance from Manitou Springs. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 42°F. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums
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