5 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Colorado Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cripple Creek
— 3 nights
taxi + bus:  2​h 15​min
End: Denver

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then examine the collection at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, then examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, and then trek along Palmer Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip website .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site ©
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
Penrose Heritage Museum ©
Penrose Heritage Museum

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nights
Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek ©
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Horsethief Falls, and then stop by Cripple Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): try your luck at Bronco Billy's Casino, steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cripple Creek itinerary website .

Drive from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in November since evenings lows in Cripple Creek dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Divide, Vindicator Valley Trail
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Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Old Homestead House Museum ©
Old Homestead House Museum
Bronco Billy's Casino ©
Bronco Billy's Casino

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