5 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

5 days in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs & Cañon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 1 night
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Cañon City
— 1 night

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Colorado Springs

— 2 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.
Cheyenne Canon Segways has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, make a trip to Starr Kempf's Metal Sculptures, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs day trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Colorado Springs. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive

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Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

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 15th (Sat): stroll through Manitou Springs Incline and then view the masterpieces at Navajo Gallery & Gifts.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip itinerary planner.

Manitou Springs is very close to Colorado Springs. In May, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cañon City.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Nature · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:

Cañon City

— 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cañon City road trip site.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Cañon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Manitou Springs in May, expect Cañon City to be a bit warmer, temps between 72°F and 46°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cañon City

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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