5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Colorado trip planner

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mueller State Park and Colorado Wolf Adventures. Escape the urban bustle at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and Phantom Canyon Road. Take a break from Colorado Springs with a short trip to Old Homestead House Museum in Cripple Creek, about 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, play a few rounds at The Broadmoor Golf Courses, and contemplate the long history of Peterson Air & Space Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip maker site.

Joplin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Joplin to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Colorado Springs is a bit cooler than Joplin - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): hike along Tunnel Drive, then examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cañon City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cañon City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colorado Springs in October, Cañon City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 45°F. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Museums
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