6 days in Cañon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

6 days in Cañon City, Manitou Springs & Colorado Springs Itinerary

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Cañon City
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Manitou Springs
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Colorado Springs
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whitewater Adventure Outfitters as well as Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. On the 27th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with Whitewater Adventure Outfitters.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cañon City trip planner.

Pittsburg to Cañon City is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburg in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 46°F in Cañon City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Cañon City

Transportation · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Manitou Springs

— 2 nights
Manitou Springs' main street was once a trail that led directly to the base of Pike's Peak.
You've now added Pikes Peak - America's Mountain to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, then take a pleasant ride with Academy Riding Stables, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manitou Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Cañon City to Manitou Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cañon City in May: high temperatures in Manitou Springs hover around 64°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes United States Air Force Academy, The Broadmoor Seven Falls and National Museum of World War II Aviation. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): meet the residents at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, learn about all things military at National Museum of World War II Aviation, and then admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, then find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then expand your understanding of the military at United States Air Force Academy.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs trip builder app.

Colorado Springs is very close to Manitou Springs. In May, daily temperatures in Colorado Springs can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

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