5 days in Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

5 days in Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cripple Creek
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Cripple Creek

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The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery, examine the collection at Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, then try to win big at Bronco Billy's Casino, and finally stop by Cripple Creek. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Horsethief Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, and then examine the collection at Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek attractions planning tool.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Denver International Airport and City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. In December in Cripple Creek, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Shopping

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Penrose Heritage Museum and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Change things up with these side-trips from Colorado Springs: Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex, Tunnel Drive, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City, surround yourself with nature on Colorado Wolf Adventures, and stop by Commonwheel Artists Co-op.

Plan trip to Colorado Springs with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Cripple Creek to Colorado Springs in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cripple Creek in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Colorado Springs, with lows of -9°C.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

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