6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

6 days in Colorado Springs & Manitou Springs Itinerary

Created using Inspirock El Paso County trip planner

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Colorado Springs
— 3 nights
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Manitou Springs
— 2 nights
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Colorado Springs

— 3 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.
United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum and Michael Garman Museum & Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Western Museum of Mining and Industry and Penrose Heritage Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, steep yourself in history at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City, and engage your brain at Peterson Air & Space Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Colorado Springs trip builder app.

Madison to Colorado Springs is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madison to Colorado Springs. In October, daytime highs in Colorado Springs are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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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'll explore and learn at Outlaw and Lawmen Jail Museum and Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Get some cultural insight at Old Homestead House Museum and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. When in Manitou Springs, make a side trip to see Mueller State Park in Divide, approximately Divide away. There's more to do: get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures and cruise along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manitou Springs sightseeing planner.

Manitou Springs is just a short distance from Colorado Springs. In October, daytime highs in Manitou Springs are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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