5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Cañon City
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Climbing Tours and Pikes Peak - America's Mountain. Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at Rocky Mountain Food Tours, walk around Garden of the Gods, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, and trek along Manitou Springs Incline.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online journey builder.

Cleveland to Colorado Springs is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Colorado Springs when traveling from Cleveland in May, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) 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.
Royal Gorge Bridge and Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by New Horizons Thrift Store, snap pictures at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cañon City day trip planning app.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Cañon City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. May in Cañon City sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.
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