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 the views from Royal Gorge Bridge and Park and then relax and float downstream with Whitewater Adventure Outfitters.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cañon City trip maker tool.

Pittsburg to Cañon City is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pittsburg to Cañon City is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Pittsburg in May since evenings lows in Cañon City dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Manitou Springs.
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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.
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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: stop by 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 drive back home.
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