6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Canon City Itinerary

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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Canon City
— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Colorado City and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center and The Broadmoor Seven Falls. There's lots more to do: walk around Garden of the Gods, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and see the interesting displays at Miramont Castle Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colorado Springs day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Colorado Springs. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Manitou Springs, Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
The Broadmoor Seven Falls ©
The Broadmoor Seven Falls

3
nights
Canon City

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Garden Park Fossil Area, thenadmire the landmark architecture of The Abbey Events Complex, thenlearn about winemaking at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, and finally tee off at Four Mile Ranch Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience, thenget interesting insight from Tours, and then take a memorable drive along Skyline Drive.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canon City online journey builder.

You can drive from Colorado Springs to Canon City in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Canon City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors Parks Museums
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River Rafting & Tubing
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Garden Park Fossil Area ©
Garden Park Fossil Area

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