5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and have some family-friendly fun at Battlefield Colorado.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs trip itinerary builder app .

Denver to Colorado Springs is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or fly. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive 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
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, get in on the family fun at North Pole - Santa's Workshop, and then explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In October, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 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 Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

North Pole - Santa's Workshop, Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
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Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine ©
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Manitou Cliff Dwellings ©
Manitou Cliff Dwellings

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