51 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

51 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 31 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 19 nights

31
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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Helen Hunt Falls and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glen Eyrie Castle and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Monument (Monument Rock Trail & Kings Deer Golf Club) and Canon City (Garden Park Fossil Area, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, &more). There's lots more to do: hike along Seven Bridges Trail, examine the collection at ProRodeo Hall of Fame, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs road trip tool.

San Francisco to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Colorado Springs. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in October, with highs in Colorado Springs at 67°F and lows at 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Canon City, Monument, Fountain Creek Nature Center
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North Cheyenne Canon Park ©
North Cheyenne Canon Park
Helen Hunt Falls ©
Helen Hunt Falls
Palmer Park ©
Palmer Park

19
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Manitou Springs

Manitou Springs ©
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
Step off the beaten path and head to Manitou Springs Incline and Garden of the Gods Trading Post. Take a break from the city and head to Mueller State Park and Phantom Canyon Road. Explore Manitou Springs' surroundings by going to Cripple Creek (Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum, Cripple Creek District Museum, &more), Victor (Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum, Vindicator Valley Trail, &more) and Florissant (Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum, &more). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Adventures Out West, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum, and stroll around Manitou Springs Memorial Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Manitou Springs planning tool.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in November, and nighttime lows around 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cripple Creek, Victor, Divide, Woodland Park, Florissant
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Adventures Out West ©
Adventures Out West
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center ©
Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument ©
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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