5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Cañon City
— 2 nights
Drive to Denver International Airport, Fly to Washington


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 Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway as well as The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Get outdoors at Seven Bridges Trail and Bear Creek Nature Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf Adventures, enjoy the sand and surf at Memorial Park, and stroll around Ute Valley Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs travel app.

Washington to Colorado Springs is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington in June since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You've now added Royal Gorge Bridge and Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along Tunnel Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cañon City trip builder app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10: