5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado itinerary planner

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Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Cañon City
— 3 nights


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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. On your second day here, cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then get outside with Adventures Out West.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs road trip planning tool.

New York City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Colorado Springs, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks

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Cañon City

— 3 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll around Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons and then hike along Tunnel Drive.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cañon City trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, you will find days in Cañon City are a bit warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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