5 days in Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

5 days in Manitou Springs & Cripple Creek Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
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Manitou Springs

— 3 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway as well as The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Manitou Springs side-trips: Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing & Royal Gorge Bridge and Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, explore the activities along Manitou Springs Incline, and explore the galleries of Manitou Cliff Dwellings.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Manitou Springs road trip planning app.

Lubbock to Manitou Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lubbock to Manitou Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lubbock in September, expect Manitou Springs to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cripple Creek.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Cripple Creek

— 1 night
The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, and then stop by Cripple Creek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): cruise along Phantom Canyon Road and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cripple Creek trip itinerary site.

Drive from Manitou Springs to Cripple Creek in an hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manitou Springs in September; daily highs in Cripple Creek reach 83°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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