6 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Cañon City & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights

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Cañon City

— 2 nights

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Helitours has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, whizz through the canopy at Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours, and then see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cañon City. In January, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums
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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 Pikes Peak - America's Mountain and Palmer Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Old Colorado City. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon Open Space, stroll around North Cheyenne Canon Park, trek along Manitou Springs Incline, and take in the dramatic scenery at Helen Hunt Falls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online tour planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Colorado Springs in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cañon City in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Colorado Springs, with lows around 18°F.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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