5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Cañon City
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Colorado Springs
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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.
To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip maker.

Omaha to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Omaha to Colorado Springs is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Omaha in August since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 56°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll travel to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums
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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.
You've now added Tunnel Drive to your itinerary. On the 6th (Fri), trek along Tunnel Drive and then explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Colorado Springs in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cañon City: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Transportation
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Colorado Springs

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Stage Riding Stables. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with Old Stage Riding Stables, then cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally walk around Garden of the Gods.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cañon City to Colorado Springs takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cañon City in August, with highs in Colorado Springs at 83°F and lows at 56°F. You'll set off for home on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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