6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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

2
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, nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Garden of the Gods, take in the pleasant sights at Pike's Peak - America's Mountain, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and wander the streets of Old Colorado City.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs tour planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Colorado Springs. In October, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain ©
Pike's Peak - America's Mountain
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

3
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): hike along Tunnel Drive, cruise along Skyline Drive, then admire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, and finally do a tasting at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then see the interesting displays at Royal Gorge Regional Museum and History Center, and then cruise along Shelf Rd.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canon City trip itinerary tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Shelf Rd
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Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey ©
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
Museum of Colorado Prisons ©
Museum of Colorado Prisons

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