5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Bus:  1 h
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Denver

2
nights
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.
Garden of the Gods has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs travel route planner.

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
United States Air Force Academy ©
United States Air Force Academy

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nights
Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
On the 11th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then stroll through Manitou Springs Incline.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs online tour itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Manitou Springs Incline ©
Manitou Springs Incline
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

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