5 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Cripple Creek
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Canon City (The Abbey Events Complex, Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, walk around Red Rock Canyon Open Space, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs vacation maker.

Minneapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs. When traveling from Minneapolis in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 18°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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National Museum of World War II Aviation ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods

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Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, then hike along Vindicator Valley Trail, and then take an in-depth tour of Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Horsethief Falls, and then examine the collection at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum.

Plan trip to Cripple Creek with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cripple Creek when traveling from Colorado Springs in January, with lows around 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum ©
Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum

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