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 Peterson Air & Space Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Wolf Adventures and The Broadmoor Golf Courses. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cripple Creek (Phantom Canyon Road & Old Homestead House Museum). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, and take in the awesome beauty at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip website.

Joplin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, Colorado Springs is little chillier than Joplin - with highs of 67°F and lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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 · Trails · Parks · Museums
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