5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Manitou Springs
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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.
Explore Colorado Springs' surroundings by going to Cañon City (River Rafting & Tubing, Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip site.

Chicago to Colorado Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for little chillier nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manitou Springs.
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Manitou Springs — 2 nights

Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've now added Cave of the Winds Mountain Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manitou Springs Incline.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs day trip site.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. September in Manitou Springs sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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