51 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

51 days in Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Pikes Peak Region tour planner
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Colorado Springs
— 26 nights
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Cripple Creek
— 24 nights
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Colorado Springs — 26 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.
You've now added Garden of the Gods to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colorado Springs: Cañon City (Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Penrose Heritage Museum, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, and expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online road trip planner.

Minneapolis to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Minneapolis to Colorado Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Cripple Creek.
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Cripple Creek — 24 nights

The City of Cripple Creek is the Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cripple Creek: Divide (Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center & Horsethief Falls). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The adventure continues: go deep underground at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, try your luck at The Brass Ass Casino, take a memorable drive along Phantom Canyon Road, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mt Pisgah Cemetery.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cripple Creek trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cripple Creek are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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