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.
Attractions like Garden of the Gods and United States Air Force Academy make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colorado Springs: Cañon City (The Abbey Events Complex, River Rafting & Tubing, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, visit Old Colorado City, and look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Colorado Springs road trip planner.

Kansas City to Colorado Springs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In August in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manitou Springs.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Manitou Cliff Dwellings and then see the interesting displays at Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Miramont Castle Museum, then take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manitou Springs trip tool.

Manitou Springs is just a stone's throw from Colorado Springs. In August in Manitou Springs, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manitou Springs

Theme Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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