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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore and take pictures at Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, walk around Garden of the Gods, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take in the dramatic scenery at The Broadmoor Seven Falls, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and finally stop by Christmas in Manitou.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder website.

Independence to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Independence in July since evenings lows in Colorado Springs dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
On the 23rd (Sat), snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cañon City trip planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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