5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

5 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region journey planner

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Cripple Creek
— 1 night
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Monument
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Homestead House Museum, cruise along Phantom Canyon Road, and then get engrossed in the history at Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, get engrossed in the history at Cripple Creek District Museum, and then take a memorable drive along Shelf Rd.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cripple Creek day trip planner.

Dallas to Cripple Creek is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Cripple Creek due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in September, expect Cripple Creek to be slightly colder, temps between 83°F and 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monument.

Things to do in Cripple Creek

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Monument

— 1 night
The Town of Monument is a statutory town situated at the base of the Rampart Range in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. On the 18th (Sat), trek along Monument Rock Trail, then tee off at Kings Deer Golf Club, and then sample the fine beverages at 300 Days of Shine.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monument day trip planner.

Drive from Cripple Creek to Monument in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Cripple Creek in September, expect Monument to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Monument

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, then see the interesting displays at Penrose Heritage Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Colorado City. Keep things going the next day: stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, explore the world behind art at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and finally get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colorado Springs trip planner.

Colorado Springs is just a stone's throw from Monument. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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