5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Manitou Springs
— 3 nights
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Cañon City
— 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manitou Springs: Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek), Divide (Horsethief Falls & Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center) and Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum (in Florissant). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, look for gifts at Christmas in Manitou, and take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

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New York City to Manitou Springs is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Manitou Springs. Traveling from New York City in January, expect little chillier with lows of 15°F in Manitou Springs. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Cañon City.
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Cañon City — 1 night

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, and then cruise along Skyline Drive.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cañon City online attractions planner.

Getting from Manitou Springs to Cañon City by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manitou Springs in January: high temperatures in Cañon City hover around 49°F and lows are around 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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