6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
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Canon City
— 1 night

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Garden of the Gods. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, find something for the whole family at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy, and admire the masterpieces at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colorado Springs online day trip planner.

Austin to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in December, you will find days in Colorado Springs are a bit cooler (45°F), and nights are cooler (18°F). You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:
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Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park ©
Cave of the Winds Mountain Park

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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take a memorable tour with Royal Gorge Helitours, and then get interesting insight from Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Colorado Prisons, then admire the striking features of The Abbey Events Complex, and then tour in style with Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Canon City trip builder.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Canon City by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours

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