5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs

— 3 nights
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palmer Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Seven Bridges Trail and Tunnel Drive. Change things up with a short trip to The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park.

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Phoenix to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Colorado Springs hover around 79°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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Manitou Springs

— 1 night
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Mueller State Park and then steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and then head outdoors with Adventures Out West.

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Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In September, daily temperatures in Manitou Springs can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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