6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Start: Colorado Springs
1
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
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Canon City
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Colorado Springs

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nights
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.
Colorado Springs is known for parks, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colorado Springs online route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Colorado Springs. In October in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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nights
Canon City

Canon City ©
Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Drive, then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, and finally learn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then examine the collection at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, and then cruise along Shelf Rd.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Canon City travel route planner.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Colorado Springs in October since evenings lows in Canon City dip to 45°F. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons
Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center ©

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