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

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Nature Center, then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, then explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: 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.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails
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Cripple Creek

— 3 nights
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, take in the awesome beauty at Horsethief Falls, and then stop by Cripple Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino, then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery.

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Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Colorado Springs in November, Cripple Creek is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

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